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This list of properties specifies the common properties attached to all components within each category. The rest of the properties are broken down in their respective category for the component type. Each of the following properties is contained under Component Table in each category.

Name

Specifies the specific name of each component based on type and schedule. This can be changed.

Type

Specifies the type of the actual component. This is the common name of the component and cannot be changed.

Size Table

Specifies the size table attached to the component. This is based on the size table selected when the component was added to the category. This cannot be changed.

Part Number

Specifies the part number assigned to that particular component type.

Version

Specifies the version of the CADWorx Spec Editor. You cannot edit this property.

Created By

Specifies the person who created the data. You can edit this property.

Edited By

Specifies the person who edited the data. You can edit this property.

Description

Specifies the long description of the component. This includes the common name, the end type, and the weight. This can be changed.

Short Description

Specifies the short description of the component. This can be changed.

Tag

Specifies the tag of the component. This can be changed.

Default Component Settings

Specifies the default settings of the component.

Group Name

Specifies a group for the data table. To add groups to the Group Data Table Manager select a category from the list, type a name in the Group box, or click the Group ellipsis . The Group box defaults to the group folder you select in Data Tables. For more information, see Data Table List Mode Panel, and Group Data Table Manager Dialog Box.

BOM Type

Specifies the default bill of material type for the component.

Layer Name

Specifies the default layer of the component.

Color Index

Specifies the default color of the component in a drawing. Select 0 - ByLayer, 1 - Red, 2 - Yellow, 3 - Green, 4 - Cyan, 5 - Blue, 6 - Magenta, 7 - White/Black from the list or type 0 through 255 to specify other colors.

Isogen Identifier

Specifies the default identifier used by Isogen for the component. For more information, see SKEY Information in the CADWorx Plant User's Guide.

Isogen SKEY

Specifies the default SKEY used by Isogen for the component. For more information, see SKEY Information in the CADWorx Plant User's Guide.

Topworks

Specifies the default topworks for the component. The Topworks option enables when the component requires a topwork detail.

Sort Sequence

Specifies the location of the item in the bill of material. This number is pulled from the program code when adding a new component. However, when editing an existing component, the program code from the original selection stays the same. You have the option to leave this number as it is or change it based on the following. If you entered 999, this component is placed last in the list. If you enter 0, it is first in the list. If you set the same sort numbers for different components in the specification, CADWorx places the components in the list in an alphabetical order.

Optional Component

Sets the component to an optional component.

Applicable Gasket

Specifies default gasket selection codes available for flange components, clamp components, flanged end-types, and clamped end types. For more information, see Selection Codes.

Applicable Bolt

Specifies default bolt selection codes available for flange components, clamp components, flanged end-types, and clamped end types. For more information, see Selection Codes.

ETS

ETS or Bitwise End Type Placement Control is common to most but not all data tables. ETS controls the end type display.

ETS Description

In the 2012 legacy program, flanged components such as 45FL, 90FL, CONFL, ECCFL, PIPFL, TEEFL, and YFL use the FLGS variable to control displaying of end type at the ends. This variable is a bitwise flag (0, 1, 2…) and depends on the numbered connections of the component, as shown in the graphic below.

In the 2013 and later systems, the data tables also have an ETS variable (End type bitwise flag) to control display end types. This is similar to the legacy FLGS variable, as shown in the graphic below.

When importing, the FLGS variable converts to the ETS variable. Otherwise, a default value is set that depends on the number connection of components. For example: the value is 1 for CAPS and 15 for CROSSES.

Flanged pipes use special components. PIPFL is a special end type component, and PIPFL2 is a flanged component. In 2D single mode, the components have different shapes.

The ETS of PIPFL is a design value of 100, 101, 102, or 103, such as ETS = 103.

The design of PIPFL2 is ETS with a value of 0, 1, 2, or 3, such as ETS = 3