AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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snijdam
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎07-10-2012
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Coupling question

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07-19-2012 12:27 AM

Hello,

 

I need to make a coupling we use common in dairy plants. The coupling exists of four parts.

See picture below.

How can I build this item in a plant 3D spec? I need the four parts to show up seperately in the BOM.

If it is possible I would like to place either the left or right part of the coupling and the plant 3D places automatically the nut and o-ring.

Many thanks for your help,

Stephan

 

 

Coupling.jpg

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TomislavGolubovic
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010
Message 2 of 4 (349 Views)

Re: Coupling question

07-19-2012 04:32 PM in reply to: snijdam

You'll have to sit down and work out the end conditions of each part first, and make sure they are in the Joint Settings of the project.

 

Can you name the parts and in the correct order they go please? From there, you will need to either use existing end conditions or make your own ones (type PLANTENDCODES in Plant3D and add them there). You can then add these end codes to the Catalog manually.

 

So you might make the first part have Slip-on on one end and Screwed Female on the other? Then the next part would be Screwed Male and maybe Grooved Female on the other end? Then the gasket (O-ring) would be something like Grooved Male on both sides then the last nut would be Grooved Male and Slip-on on the other end? I'm just making up end codes, you might have a better way.

 

So the Joint Settings would be PL and SO would connect (with a weld or not?) and then SCF and SCM would connect (with no fasteners) then GRF and GRM (O-ring) would be a connection (with no fasteners) and then GRM and GRF for the nut, then SO and PL for the other side of the nut.

 

That way each part gets listed in the BOM separately. If this is too much, you can just make a coupling to represent the overall length and diameter and call it up as one part in the BOM.



Tomislav Golubovic
Plant Solutions Engineer
Autodesk Australia / New Zealand
Autodesk, Inc.

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snijdam
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Message 3 of 4 (343 Views)

Re: Coupling question

07-19-2012 10:53 PM in reply to: snijdam

Thank you for the reply.

The first part is the FEMALE_PART (Picture top right) you put in the O-RING (Bottom left) then you put the MALE_PART in the female part (bottom right) then you slide the NUT (top left) over the male_part and screw it on the female_part.

Today I try to add the endcodes and make the parts.

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TomislavGolubovic
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Re: Coupling question

07-19-2012 10:55 PM in reply to: snijdam

OK, see how you go. Please post again if you have any issues.



Tomislav Golubovic
Plant Solutions Engineer
Autodesk Australia / New Zealand
Autodesk, Inc.

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