AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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CAD.CH
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Catalog Database

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02-08-2013 04:53 AM

Hello ,

 

I have few questions.

 

- In the Structural Catalog some profiles are missing. How could we create/added new type of Profile and, or how can we modify  dimensions of existing profiles ( for exemple Square Sharpes DIN 59411 150x50x5 is not available, etc...)

- In the register CPAK Common two support catalog are available (SUPPORTS Catalog.acat & SUPPORTS Catalog Metric.acat) and one PipeSupportsSpec.pspx. I can modify the pipesupportspec.pspx and Catalog file with the  speceditor but we couldn't load it .

 

Thank for your Help

 

Sebastien 

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Dan.Scales
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Re: Catalog Database

02-11-2013 10:43 AM in reply to: CAD.CH

Hi,

 

It is currently not possible to edit the structural profiles in the UI.

 

However, while it is not supported, it is possible to modify the Structural Catalog.acat file using an SQL editor and edit the ShapeData table of an existing member to suit the required size.

 

ShapeData.png

 

Regarding the supports catalog, you will need to make sure that you have copied the modified support spec from the the content folder to the project folder.

 

Thanks,
Dan

 

 



Dan Scales
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Re: Catalog Database

02-12-2013 05:06 AM in reply to: Dan.Scales
Dear Dan Thanks for your informations, they will help me. One more question regarding the structural Catalog Could you explain me more. I installed the sqlite plugin from firefox but I don't understand how we can added some dimensions. Do you have a tutorial? Best regards Sebastien
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Re: Catalog Database

02-12-2013 06:08 AM in reply to: CAD.CH

Hi,

 

I did not add sizes, I just modified an existing size.

 

It does not seem to be possible to add a new size.

 

Thanks,

Dan



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Re: Catalog Database

02-12-2013 06:30 AM in reply to: Dan.Scales
Dear Dan, Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately it is exactly the answer which I hoped to have. When would be possible ? in the new Version 2014? It is the same for the "AutoCAD Structural Detailing " software. Best regards S?bastien BURGOS
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Dan.Scales
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Re: Catalog Database

02-12-2013 07:05 AM in reply to: CAD.CH

Hi,

 

Unfortunately it is not possible for us to comment on the functionality of future releases.

 

You can use this link to pass enhancement requests on to our developers:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1109794

 

Thanks,

Dan

 



Dan Scales
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Re: Catalog Database

02-12-2013 07:37 AM in reply to: Dan.Scales

Hi Dan.  Is it at least possible for you to please pass up the chain of command that us users would like the functionality to add our own sizes and shapes.  Either that or at least add the sizes users request such as 1" and 1 1/2" square tube and angle under the AISC shape standard. 

 

Oh and please please please tell them to add unistrut.  There are many uses for this in designing a plant whether its used as a support for small pipe or for supporting cable trays, or various other things, it would be very beneficial to have.

 

Thank you for your time,

Ed

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Dan.Scales
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Re: Catalog Database

02-20-2013 01:38 AM in reply to: eadkins73

Hi,

 

The ability to add new sizes and unistrut has been logged with our developers as a feature enhancement request.

 

Thanks,

Dan



Dan Scales
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