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CADWorx Spec Editor

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20.1 (2020 R1)

Items added and updated with CADWorx Specification Editor 2020 (20):

  • CADWorx Spec Editor has been upgraded to support the newest versions of CADWorx software.

  • Isogen Message and Type can be catalog default and spec component properties. For more information, see Data Table.

Items added and updated with CADWorx Specification Editor 2019:

  • You can select which reduction sizes your specification allows on reduction components. For more information, see New and Edit Component Pane and Select Size Dialog Box.

  • Updated keywords information to clarify content. For more information, see Legacy Keywords.

  • You can import bolt diameter and bolt length from SRD data, and the CADWorx Specification Editor adds the BOLTDIA, and BOLTLEN columns to your tables. For more information, see the SRD documentation as of the SDB 2019 release.

  • You can enter data to rotate the x-axis, flip the y-axis, and disable the topworks for a valve. These options relate to the display of the valve when in a graphic overlay. For more information, see Valves.

  • You can save to 2017-2019 project file format in the Save As option.

  • You can use commas in data table names. For more information, see Data Table.

Items added and updated with CADWorx Specification Editor 2017 R1:

  • Added support for the following SPRD interface imports, defined in the SPRD export content:

    • Component connection class and rating.

    • Custom fields.

  • You can use Move Up and Move Down to sort the custom data list items. For more information, see List Items Dialog Box, List Items Dialog Box.

Items added and updated with CADWorx Specification Editor 2017:

Software Enhancements

  • You can set the Selection Code for your gaskets and bolts, and then assign Applicable Gaskets and Applicable Bolts to your flange components, clamp components, flanged end-types, and clamped end-types. For more information, see Data Table, End Type Table, New and Edit Component Pane, and Common Component Properties.

  • You can specify an alphanumeric designator to display for your bolts. For more information, see New and Edit Component Pane.

  • Added the SELECTION_CODE_CMP_TBL format in Component Tables list of the Long, Short, Tag, and Part Number Format Dialog Boxes, and Description Format Dialog Boxes. This format allows you to add the gasket and bolt selection codes to your description formats in Gaskets or Bolts.

  • You can set default values for BOM Type, Layer Name, Color Index, Topworks, Sort Sequence, Isogen Identifier, Isogen SKEY, Optional Component, Applicable Gaskets, Applicable Bolts, and Connection Settings for Start, End, Branch 1, and Branch 2 when creating a data table. For more information, see Data Table and Add a new data table to a category.

  • You can set default values for Isogen Symbol, Applicable Gaskets, Applicable Bolts, Component Class, Temperature Rating, and Pressure Rating when creating an end type table. For more information, see End Type Table and Add a new end type table.

  • You can set default values for BOM Type, Layer Name, Color Index, Topworks, Sort Sequence, Isogen Identifier, Isogen SKEY, Applicable Gaskets, Applicable Bolts, and Optional Component when creating a user shape in the Spec Editor. You can also add user shapes to any group folder when in Group List Mode. For more information, see New User Shape Table and Add new user shape .

  • You can add custom end types to the catalog and specification. Custom end types allow you to transfer the data with the Transfer Data panel options; disable automatic gasket, weld, and bolt insertion for specific components; and setting the custom end types in the Matching End Type Table. For more information, see End Type Table, New End Type, New and Edit Component Pane, Add single new component to a spec, Add Multi Component Pane, Add multiple new components to a spec, Matching End Type Table Dialog Box, and End Type Tables Properties.

  • You can view your list of components in the specification by category or group. For more information, see Spec List Mode Panel.

  • You can view your data tables by category or group. For more information, see Data Table List Mode Panel.

  • You can add groups that list multiple component types to the data tables folder. There are no restrictions to how you can define your groups. For more information, see New Group Table, Group Data Table Manager Dialog Box, and Common Component Properties.

  • You can create custom end types, such as stub end end type components, with the new end type feature. For more information, see New End Type.

  • You can add multiple sizes to create user shapes with multiple reductions. For more information, see User Shapes.

  • You can add a .png or .gif with the Image Path option under Picture Description in the Properties pane of custom pipe supports, custom topworks, and user shapes. For more information, see PipeSupport, Topworks, and User Shapes.

  • Updated component images in the Specification Editor Properties pane for Flange Slip On, Flange Reducing Slip On, Flange Threaded, Flange Reducing Threaded, Nip-O-Let, and Strainers. For more information, see Flanges, O-Lets, and Strainers.

  • You can define the default size of a pipe support assembly component to insert on a specific nominal pipe size. For more information, see Component Size Setup.

  • Sort order of the Data Tables saves with the catalog. Click the column header to sort by that column. Press SHIFT and click the column header to set a secondary sort order.

  • Updated the Default OTAP SKEY from TTSO to TSSO.

  • Enhanced custom data.

    • You can change the default value of the project level custom data field individually at each specification level by typing a new value in the column in the Main Spec List View.

    • You can reset the specification level default values of the project level custom data fields after you change them when editing Project Custom Data.

    • You can update default values in project custom data to overwrite all values or only the values matching the original value.

    • Project Custom Data displays in your specification custom data.

    • Default value override is also available for pipe support libraries and assemblies.

      For more information, see New Field Dialog Box and Edit a project custom data field.

  • Enhanced the Properties pane. Your properties pane now stays at the same scroll location when you switch between tables under the same table folder.

  • Added the Sub Folder option to the Topworks data table folder to make managing topworks easier. For more information, see New Topworks Table, Add Sub Folder, Topwork Sub Folder Manager, and Add new topworks table.

  • Enhanced the tool tips for the Specification Editor fields such as data tables, end types, and more. When you hover over a name that extends beyond the boundary of the window, a tool tip displays the full name of the item.

  • You can create graphic overlays of your coupling components in CADWorx Plant. In the CADWorx Spec Editor, you can specify the Subdirectory, the drawing name (DWGNAME), and the rotation around the X axis (ROTATION_X_AXIS) to define the graphic overlay on your coupling component. This works in much the same way as you would define graphics for your custom topworks. You can also create graphic overlays with the Graphics Overlay Editor in CADWorx Plant. For more information, see Couplings. Also see Graphics Overlay Editor in the CADWorx Plant Users Guide.

User Guide Revisions

Items added and updated with CADWorx Specification Editor 2016:

Software Enhancements

User Guide Revisions

  • Updated information on the SUBDIRECTORY for PipeSupport, Topworks, and User Shapes topics. For more information, see PipeSupport, Topworks, and User Shapes.

  • Due to the enhancements of the Excel export, the text export became a separate topic and the development team created a new icon. For more information, see Export to Text.

  • Added a Glossary of common terms.

Items added and updated with CADWorx Spec Editor 2015 SP1:

Software Enhancements

  • Enhanced the import of the Smart Plant Reference Data (SPRD) specifications. This enhancement now includes importing the Ident, Short, and Option codes when the SPRD specification includes those codes. For more information, see Import Specification From SRD File.

  • When SPRD specifications include the unit basis applicable to the specification contents, then the CADWorx Specification Editor SPRD import automatically sets the conversion units accordingly. SPRD specification unit basis was not previously available in the SPRD specification files. Previously, you were required to specify the unit basis for the conversion manually. The SPRD import now only requires you to specify the unit basis when the SPRD specification source file does not contain the relevant unit details. For more information, see Import Specification From SRD File.

User Guide Revisions

Items added and updated with CADWorx Spec Editor 2015:

Software Enhancements

User Guide Revisions