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In the following example you insert a gate valve with Start connection Applicable Gaskets set to GAS_150, the Applicable Bolts set to BLT_150, the End connection Applicable Gasket set to GAS_150B, and the Applicable Bolts set to BLT_150A. You then insert flanges on each side to better understand the placement of gasket and bolts by selection code settings.

  1. Click Spec View .

    The CADWorx Spec View palette displays.

  2. Click GATE VALVE, FLG, 150LB.

  3. Click the first point in the drawing to place the valve.

  4. Click to the right to insert the gate valve in the X direction.

    The valve places in the drawing.

In Assign gaskets and bolts to the flange in the project we set Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts on Flanges, and then in Assign gaskets and bolts to valves in the project we set Applicable Bolts and Applicable Gaskets on Valves. In the following exercise, you place flanges on the gate valve to see how your gaskets and bolts display. If you want to see your bolts and gaskets like the images below, type CONVERTENHANCED on the command line, press ENTER, select the valve, and then press ENTER to finish.

  1. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105.

  2. Click the start center point of the valve in the drawing.

    The flange places and the software automatically inserts the gasket and bolts based on the selection codes.

  1. Selection Code = BLT_150

  2. Selection Code = GAS_150

When we place the flange on the start point of the valve, the software looked at the Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts data on both the valve and the flange. We set the data on the gate valve start point as GAS_150, and BLT_150. For the flange, we set the gasket as GAS_150 and the bolt as BLT_150. The values that we set on the valve and flange are the Selection Code values set in the Gasket and Bolt component themselves.

Let's review the data on the gasket and bolt component.

  1. Double-click the bolt.

    The Component Edit dialog box displays.

  2. Look at the Long annotation.

    You can see that this is the correct bolt, because it does not have the word Part at the end of the long annotation. The other gaskets and bolts all had the word Part with a letter after the annotation.

  3. Double-click the gasket.

    The Component Edit dialog box displays.

  4. Look at the Long annotation.

    You can see that this is the correct gasket, because it does not have the word Part at the end of the long annotation. The other gaskets and bolts all had the word Part with a letter after the annotation.

Next, insert the same flange on the end point of the gate valve.

  1. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105.

  2. Click the end point of the valve in the drawing.

    The software does not insert any gaskets or welds and prompts you that the software did not find a matching selection code.

    The reason for this is that we set the End connection Applicable Gaskets to GAS_150B, and Applicable Bolts to BLT_150A, but the flange only allows for GAS_150 and BLT_150 gasket and bolts.

Next, insert the Part A flange on both ends.

  1. Erase the existing flanges, bolts, and gaskets.

  2. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105 Part A.

  3. Click the start point of the valve in the drawing.

    The software does not insert any gaskets or welds and prompts you that the software did not find a matching selection code.

    Remember, we only allowed for BLT_150 and GAS_150 to be used on the start point of the Gate Valve. So, again nothing inserts.

Next, insert the same flange on the end point of the gate valve.

  1. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105 Part A.

  2. Click the end point of the valve in the drawing.

    The flange places and the software automatically inserts the bolts based on the selection codes, but does not insert the gasket.

1. Selection Code = BLT_150A

When we place the flange on the end point of the valve, the software looked at the Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts data on both the valve and the flange. We set the data on the gate valve end point as GAS_150B, and BLT_150A. For the Part A flange we set the gasket to allow GAS_150A and the bolt as BLT_150A. So, only the BLT_150A inserts because the valve only allows for the GAS_150B gasket.

You can again double-click the bolt to review the component data and see the Part A bolt.

Next, insert the Part B flange on both ends.

  1. Erase the existing flanges, bolts, and gaskets.

  2. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105 Part B.

  3. Click the start point of the valve in the drawing.

    The software inserts the gasket, but does not insert the bolt.

1. Selection Code = GAS_150

When we place the flange on the start point of the valve, the software looked at the Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts data on both the valve and the flange. We set the data on the gate valve start point as GAS_150, and BLT_150. When we place the flange on the start point, the valve only allows the GAS_150 to be placed. The flange actually would allow for GAS_150B, and GAS_150, and BLT_150A, and BLT_150B. The valve prevents the insertion of the bolt because it does not match.

Next, insert the same flange on the End point of the gate valve.

  1. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105 Part B.

  2. Click the end point of the valve in the drawing.

    The software inserts the gaskets and bolts.

1. Selection Code = BLT_150A
2. Selection Code = GAS_150B

When we place the flange on the end point of the valve, the software looked at the Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts data on both the valve and the flange. We set the data on the gate valve end point as GAS_150B, and BLT_150A. For the flange, we set the gasket as GAS_150, and GAS_150B and the bolt as BLT_150A, and BLT_150B. The software takes the gasket and bolt that matches between the two components and places them in the drawing.

Next, insert the Part C flange on both ends.

  1. Erase the existing flanges, bolts, and gaskets.

  2. Click FLG WELD NECK, 150LB, SCH STD, ASTM A105 Part C, and place on both sides.

    You final drawing should look like the image below:

1. Selection Code = GAS_150
2. Selection Code = BLT_150
3. Selection Code = BLT_150A
4. Selection Code = GAS_150B