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CADWorx Spec Editor

20.1 (2020 R1)

Selection Code

Specifies the code assigned to the bolt from the Selection Code that you set when you create the data table. If you did not assign a Selection Code when you created the data table, you can assign one in this property. For more information, see Data Table.

Bolt Designator

Specifies the letter that displays when you insert bolts in the 3D model. The letter for bolts displays only in non-enhanced modes. For example, when you insert a bolt in the model in a non-enhanced mode, the software by default adds the letter B to the drawing. However, if you change the Bolt Designator, then the software displays the value assigned in the Bolt Designator box for the bolt. If you set your Bolt Designator in the catalog properties, you must reselect the data table in the New and Edit Component Pane from the Data Table list.


MAINSIZE - Main Size

Specifies the main sizes for the component.

NOSET - Number of bolts in set

Specifies the amount of bolts for a set of flanges or connections.

DIA - Bolt Diameter

Specifies the diameter of a bolt.

LEN - Length

Specifies the length of a bolt.

TYPE - Bolt Type

Specifies the bolt type.

NUTCNT - Nut Count

Specifies the number of nuts per bolt.

NUTTHK - Nut Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the nut associated with the bolt.

EXT - Bolt Extension

Specifies the extension of the bolt.

TOL - Tolerance

Specifies the tolerance of the bolt and used to round the bolt length after calculation.

WEIGHT - Weight

Specifies the weight for the component.

If the bolt Weight equals 0.0 in the Stud Bolts data table, the software calculates the weight using the Density value from the Material Table and the CAD platform solid volume of the whole set of bolts.

If the bolt Weight is greater than 0.0, then the following applies:

  • The software calculates the bolt weight as long as the bolt length calculated in the model is longer than in the data table.

    • Bolt weight = (Actual bolt length / length value of the data table)*Weight value of the data table.

WASHERTHK - Washer Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the washer on a bolt.

WASHERCNT - Washer Count

Specifies the number of washers per bolt.

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.