Pipe Support Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number Format Dialog Boxes - CADWorx - Help

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CADWorx Spec Editor New component pane: Click the Long, Short, Tag, or Part Number ellipsis

Specifies the description format for pipe support components or pipe support assemblies.

Descriptions display in the Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number boxes for an assembly and in Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number boxes for a part shown in the Pipe support assembly edit dialog box when you double-click a pipe support in CADWorx Plant. For more information, see Local Edit in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

The information the software displays in the Pipe support assembly edit dialog box is based on the associated pipe support definition in the specification. The pipe support definition in the specification contains fields for Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number. You can populate these boxes with text data or set the schema in the Pipe Support Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number Format Dialog Boxes or Pipe Support Description Format Dialog Boxes.

You can configure a description schema for the Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number boxes at the libraries level, the library level, the pipe support assembly level, and the pipe support component level. If you define a schema at any of these levels, then the software derives the description from that level.

Pipe support component schemas and pipe support assembly schemas take precedence over pipe support library level schemas, and pipe support library level schemas take precedence over pipe support libraries level schemas. For instance, if the component Beam Clamp has a schema defined, then the information displaying in CADWorx for Beam Clamp derives from this schema. If you remove the schema definition from the Beam Clamp, then when a Beam Clamp places as part of an assembly in the model, the schema derives from the main Pipe Support Library tree description schema.

If you delete all of the description schemas at the pipe support component level or at the pipe support assembly level, then the software repeats the above process at the pipe support library level. Next, the software repeats this process at the libraries level.

When the description format is empty at the component level or the assembly level, then the boxes under Description in the Edit panes read Using Pipe Support Library Format. If the description format is empty at the component level or the assembly level and at the library level, then the boxes under Description in the Edit panes read Using Pipe Support Library Format.

Tables

Size Tables

Lists the format types available for size tables in Table Fields. These properties are contained in the Size Table in the catalog.

The properties listed in Table Fields come from the components listed under PipeSupport in the Data Tables of the catalog.

Pipe Support Libraries Tables

Lists the format types available for pipe support libraries tables in Table Fields. The properties listed in Table Fields come from the Name and Description fields in the Pipe Support Libraries Properties.

Pipe Support Library Tables

Lists the format types available for pipe support library tables in Table Fields. The properties listed in Table Fields come from the Name and Description fields in the Pipe Support Library Properties.

Pipe Support Assembly Tables

Lists the format types available for pipe support assembly tables in Table Fields. The properties listed in Table Fields come from the data displayed in the Edit assembly pane, and the Name and Description in the Pipe Support Assembly Properties.

Pipe Support Component Tables

Lists the format types available for pipe support component tables in Table Fields. The properties listed in Table Fields come from the components listed under PipeSupport in the Data Tables of the catalog.

Long, Short, Tag, or Part Number Format dialog box fields

Table Fields

Lists the long or short description format, the tag format, or the part number format for the chosen table, and enables you to add the table field to the Long Desc Format, Short Desc Format, Tag Format, or Part Number Format.

Long Desc Format, Short Desc Format, Tag Format, or Part Number

Lists the actual long or short description format, tag format, or part number format, and enables you to add information. Use the arrows to add formats from the Table Fields box. Alternatively, you can drag or double-click a format to add it from Table Fields to Long Desc, Short Desc, Tag, or Part Number Format.

Format

Displays the actual appearance of the long or short description, the tag, or part number format. When you click in the Long Desc Format, Short Desc Format, Tag Format, or Part Number box, the space or text you added displays. You can then edit the information here or in the Long Desc Format, Short Desc Format, Tag Format, or Part Number box. Blue words in Format are keywords. You can select keywords and then copy them. Black text is a simple text string and you can edit as needed.

Example

Displays an example of the long or short description, tag, or part number as it displays in the software.

Setup the Assembly or Component Formats

  1. Click for the field to edit.

    The <Description Type> Format dialog box displays.

  2. Select the Tables list, and change if needed.

  3. Use the left or right arrows to move table properties from one field to another. Alternatively, you can drag or double-click a format to add it from Table Fields to the corresponding format.

  4. Use the up or down arrows to move the format.

  5. To edit the format appearance, select the table in the <Description Type> Format box, and then change the format in the Format box.

  6. Click OK when finished.

  7. Click File > Save to save the changes to the project.