Material Assignment Setup - CADWorx - Help

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CADWorx Spec Editor View tab: Display > Properties > Material Assignment Setup ellipsis

Specifies the material assignment for each component and size.

You can configure material assignments at the Components Group level, the All Components level, the component group node level, and the component type node level. To assign a material to a component, you must select your material option from the Material list in the New and Edit Component Pane.

Components List

Displays the Component Groups folder, the All Components folder, and the available list of components.

The Component Groups folder contains all components for the specification. You use this to assign material to a component when you have no need to manage material assignment by nominal pipe size. For the software to read the components group folder, you need to select Use Specification Material from the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane.

The All Components folder contains options to create a Component Material Assignment Setup. Inside the component material assignment setup you can assign material to the sizes. The component material assignment setup folders enable you to use the materials assigned to the sizes for all components in the software. When you select Use Specification Material and want the software to read from the All Components folder, you cannot have any other material assignments in the Component Group node, or the Component Type node. To force the software to read the material from the All Components folder, select All Component_1 from the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane. If you rename All Components_1, then you need to select it by the name you created.

When you add a Component Material Assignment Setup to a Component Group node, such as Caps, Couplings, or Crosses, those assignments become available to all components under the matching component group in the specification. The Component Material Assignment Setup under the component group node provides the material assignment by Nominal Pipe Size. When you select Use Specification Material and want the software to read from the Component Group node, you cannot have any other material assignments in the Component Type node. To force the software to read the material from the Component Group folder, select <Component>_1 from the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane. If you rename <Component>_1, then you need to select it by the name you created.

When you add a Component Material Assignment Setup to a Component Type node, such as Caps Buttweld, Cap Socket Weld, or Cap Threaded, those assignments become available to all components under the matching component type in the specification. The Component Material Assignment Setup under a piping component type node provides material assignment by nominal pipe size. The Component Material Assignment Setup under the Stud Bolts component type provides material assignment by bolt diameter. For the software to read the component type material assignments, you can select either Use Specification Material, or <Component> <End Type>_1 in the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane. If you select <Component> <End Type>_1 from the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane, this forces the software to read from that node. If you rename <Component> <End Type>_1, then you need to select it by the name you created.

The material assignments in the software read from the bottom upwards when you select Use Specification Material from the Material list in the New and Edit Component pane. The software first checks the Component Type node, followed by the Component Group node, the All Components folder, and finally, the Component Groups folder. If a component in the Component Type node, Component Group node, All Components folder, and the Component Groups folder does not contain a material setting for the size or component, then that component displays in CADWorx Plant without a material assigned.

  • <Component> = A place holder for the name of the component. For example, Caps.

  • <Component> <End Type> = A place holder for the name of the component and the end type. For example, Cap Buttweld.

Export Material

Exports material assignment data for use in another project.

Import Material

Imports material assignment data for use in a project.

Add new item

Adds new component material assignment setups to the Component Material Assignment Setup list.

Edit item name

Enables you to rename the component material assignment setup.

Remove selected item

Removes the selected component material assignment setup.

Component Groups folder

Enables you to assign material for each component at the specification level.

  • Specification-Level Material Assignment

Displays the details of the material assignment.

  • Assign Material

Enables you to assign material to a component.

  • Component List

Displays a list of components to which you can assign material.

  • Material Selection List

Enables you to select material for a specific component.

All Components folder

Customizes the materials for all sizes for all components.

  • Component Material Assignment Setup

Enables you to create, rename, remove, export, and import component material assignment setups. You can either select a component material assignment setup in the Components List, or double-click it in the Component Material Assignment Setup to display and edit the sizes.

  • Material Assignment Details

Specifies the material assignment data by size for all components.

  • Size range filter

Enables you to filter sizes to quickly update the material assignments for a specific group of sizes. The sizes available to filter are read from the Limit Spec Size Range To property in the Specification properties. If you want more default sizes to display in the filter, then you must select them in this property. You can also add sizes using the right-click option, Add New Size.

  • Clear

Resets the size range filter.

  • Assign Material

Enables you to assign material to a size.

  • Sizes List

Displays a list of sizes where you can assign material.

  • Material Selection List

Enables you to select material for a specific size.

Component Group Node

Customizes the material for sizes of a specific component. For instance, you can customize the materials for the Caps, the Crosses, or the Flanges, and so on.

  • Material Assignment Details

Specifies the material assignment data by size for the selected component group.

  • Component Material Assignment Setup

Enables you to create, rename, remove, export, and import component material assignment setups. You can either select a component material assignment setup in the Components List, or double-click it in the Component Material Assignment Setup to display and edit the sizes.

  • Size range filter

Enables you to filter sizes to quickly update the material assignments for a specific group of sizes. The sizes available to filter are read from the Limit Spec Size Range To property in the Specification properties. If you want more default sizes to display in the filter, then you must select them in this property. You can also add sizes using the right-click option, Add New Size.

  • Clear

Resets the size range filter.

  • Assign Material

Enables you to assign material to a size.

  • Sizes List

Displays a list of sizes where you can assign material.

  • Material Selection List

Enables you to select material for a specific size.

Component Type Node

Customizes the material for sizes of a specific component with a specific end type. For example, you can customize the materials for the Cap Buttweld, the Cap Socket Weld, or the Cap Threaded, and so on.

  • Material Assignment Details

Specifies the material assignment data by size for the selected component type.

  • Component Material Assignment Setup

Enables you to create, rename, remove, export, and import component material assignment setups. You can either select a component material assignment setup in the Components List, or double-click it in the Component Material Assignment Setup to display and edit the material for the sizes.

  • Size range filter

Enables you to filter sizes to quickly update the material assignments for a specific group of sizes. The sizes available to filter are read from the Limit Spec Size Range To property in the Specification properties. If you want more default sizes to display in the filter, then you must select them in this property. You can also add sizes using the right-click option, Add New Size.

  • Clear

Resets the size range filter.

  • Assign Material

Enables you to assign material to a size.

  • Sizes List

Displays a list of sizes where you can assign material.

  • Material Selection List

Enables you to select material for a specific size.

Right-click Menu Options

There are several right-click menus in the Material Assignment dialog box. You can right-click in Components List, the Component Material Assignment Setup list, and the Material Assignment Details list.

Add Material Assignment Setup

Adds a material assignment schedule to the component group for you to edit.

Remove All Material Assignment Setup

Removes all material assignment schedules from a component group.

Add Item

Adds a component material assignment setup to the Component Material Assignment Setup list.

Set Default

Sets the selected material to the default selection in the Material option in the New and Edit Component pane.

If you have more than one material assignment in the Component Material Assignment Setup list, you can right-click it and set as default. If you only have one material assignment in the Component Material Assignment Setup list, then it automatically becomes the default.

Remove Default

Removes the default Component Material Assignment Setup that the Material list uses when you have selected Use Specification Material in the New and Edit Component pane. When you remove the default of the component material assignment setup, the Material list selection of Use Specification Material in the New and Edit Component pane defaults to the Component Group folder. For more information, see New and Edit Component Pane.

Remove

Removes the selected item from the Component List, and removes multiple items from the Component Material Assignment Setup list.

Rename

Enables you to rename the selected item. You can also click the item to rename it, or select the toolbar option.

Right-click Menu Options for Material Assignment Details

Add New Size

Enables you to add a new nominal pipe size to the Material Assignment Details list. Displays the New Nominal Pipe Size dialog box.

Edit Size

Enables you to edit an existing size in the Material Assignment Details list. Displays the Edit Nominal Pipe Size dialog box.

Remove

Enables you to remove an existing size from the Material Assignment Details list.

Material List

Lists all available materials for the nominal pipe size.

You can only access the following right-click options after you create a component material assignment setup for Stud Bolts.

Add New Diameter

Enables you to add a new bolt diameter to the Material Assignment Details list. Displays the New Bolt Diameter dialog box.

Edit Bolt Diameter

Enables you to edit an existing bolt diameter in the Material Assignment Details list. Displays the Edit Bolt Diameter dialog box.

Import Material Assignment Setup File Dialog Box

Enables you to review and import a component material assignment setup.

File Path

Specifies the location of the file for import.

Material Assignment Setup List

Lists the material assignment setups for import, and enables you to review the content.

New or Edit Nominal Pipe Size Dialog Box

Enables you to add or edit a size for the Material Assignment Details list.

Nominal Pipe Size

Enables you to add or edit a size. If you are adding a new size or editing a size, type the new size in the Nominal Pipe Size box, and then click OK. The new size adds to the Material Assignment Details list.

New or Edit Bolt Diameter Size Dialog Box

Enables you to add or edit a bolt diameter for the Material Assignment Details list.

Bolt Diameter

Enables you to add or edit a bolt diameter. If you are adding a new bolt diameter or editing a bolt diameter, type the new bolt diameter in the Bolt Diameter box, and then click OK. The new bolt diameter adds to the Material Assignment Details list.

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