User Shapes - CADWorx - Help

CADWorx Spec Editor

20.1 (2020 R1)

Specifies the user shapes properties. To view the properties:

  1. Click the plus (+) sign next to User Shapes to expand the category.

  2. Click a plus (+) sign next to a user shape component.

  3. Click the actual data table.

    Some of the components do not have all properties. If a property is not listed for a component, then that component does not use the property.


MAINSIZE - Main Size

Specifies the main sizes for the component.

REDSIZE - Reduction Size

Specifies the reduction sizes for the component.

NUMBER - Number

Specifies the user shape number for the user shape.

SUBDIRECTORY - Sub Directory

Specifies the location of the user shapes folder. The subdirectory for user shapes does not require a value. User shapes automatically store in the Spec folder located in [Product Folder]\Plant if you do not specify a subdirectory. You can use folders that you create in the C:\[Product Folder]\Plant\Spec folder in the SUBDIRECTORY value.

If you need to use a folder location outside of the default Spec folder, then you must type the entire path of the local or network folder location in the SUBDIRECTORY value. For example, type Z:\[Name of custom drawing folder]\[Name of user shape folder] in the SUBDIRECTORY value for a local location. For a network location type \\[Network Name]\[Name of custom drawing folder]\[Name of user shape folder]. This path must be the same as the one you set for the folder under Folder settings in the Define User Shape dialog box in CADWorx Plant. For more information, see User Shapes in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

DWG3DSOLID - Drawing Name for 3D Solid mode

Specifies the drawing name you gave the user shape when you created it.

DWG2DDOUBLE - Drawing Name for 2D Double Line mode

Specifies the drawing name given to the user shape when it was created.

DWG2DSINGLE - Drawing Name for 2D Single Line mode

Specifies the drawing name given to the user shape when it was created.

CONNPOINT - Connection points

Specifies the value of the user shapes connection points.

REFPOINT - Reference points

Specifies the value of the reference connection points for the user shape.

CONNDIRECT - Direction of each connection

Specifies the value of the direction for the connection points of the user shape.

CONNSIZE - Size at each connection

Specifies the size at each connection on the user shape. This allows for user shapes with multiple reductions, because you can add multiple sizes to your user shape.

CONNREDUCER - Reduction settings for each connection

Specifies the value for the reducing connections flags.

CONNENDTYPE - End type at each connection

Specifies the value for the connection points end types.

PROFILEPOINT - Array profile points

Specifies the user shapes profile points if there are any.

DENSITY - Density

Specifies the density of the user shape.

WEIGHT - Weight

Specifies the weight for the component.

LENGTH - Length

Specifies the length for the component.

USER_PART_NUMBER - User Part Number

Enables you to specify unique part numbers for each individual component. To insert the USER_PART_NUMBER field, right-click the data table, and then select Add User Part Number Column. You can also accomplish this by double-clicking Custom Data in the Properties pane and creating the USER_PART_NUMBER field exactly as it appears here. If you do not need the USER_PART_NUMBER column, click Cancel.

Custom Data

Enables you to input fields using the New Field Dialog Box. You can access the custom data fields in CADWorx Plant through the Component Edit dialog box. For more information, see Component Custom Data Dialog Box and Local Edit in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

Picture Description

Displays an image of the component.

Listed below are the types of components available for selection in the table. Images are provided when available.

For custom pipe supports, user shapes, and custom topworks, the Picture Description displays Image Path. The software allows you to browse for a .png or .gif drawing, and then displays the drawing below the Image Path under Picture Description.

Image Path

Allows you to select a .png or .gif image that you created of your pipe support, topworks, or user shape. The image then displays below Image Path.