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Overview Conventions What's New? Getting Started Setting Up Your Session Creating Shapes on Existing Supports Creating Point-to-Point Shapes Creating Plates Placing Cutouts Placing Contextual Endcuts Placing Small Assemblies Saving Documents User Tasks Creating Plates and Shapes Creating Plates Creating End Plates Creating Shapes Creating Small Assemblies Placing Features Placing and Modifying Standard End Cuts Placing Contextual End Cuts Placing and Modifying Standard Slots Placing Contextual Slots Placing Cutouts Removing & Modifying Cutouts Coping Plates & Shapes Modifying Plates & Shapes Defining Cutback Splitting Plates & Shapes Merging Plates & Shapes Modifying Shapes Modifying Designs Creating a Grid Managing Sections Sketching Profiles for User Sections Naming Section Characteristics Defining Anchor Points for User Sections Creating & Completing Parametric Section Catalogs Generating Resolved Parts from Parametric Parts

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Managing Your Project Working with a Cache System Managing Project Resources Using the PRM Command Checking a PRM File for Errors Understanding Project Resource Management About the Feature Dictionary Querying or Modifying Properties of an Object Edit or Display Properties of an Object Filter Shown Properties of an Object More About Slots, Endcuts and Small Assemblies Creating Catalog Slots Creating Catalog Endcuts Creating Catalog Small Assemblies Storing Slots, Endcuts & Small Assemblies in a Catalog Rules and Recommendations Using Older Shapes & Plates in Release 11 Onwards Migrating V4 Structure Elements Updating the Mapping Table Migrating the V4 Structure Model Copying a V4 Section Geometry Interoperability with ENOVIA LCA Working with ENOVIA LCA: Optimal CATIA PLM Usability Creating a Product Importing a Product Using Work Packages Saving a Work Package Organizing Work Packages Customizing for ENOVIA Setup for Enovia Using Catalogs Resources That Must be Placed in ENOVIA Workbench Description Menu Bar Physical Plates and Shapes Tools Customizing Managing Structure Settings via a VB Macro Glossary Index

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Overview
Welcome to the Structure Design User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the Structure Design Version 5 product. This overview provides the following information:
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Structure Design in a nutshell Before reading this guide Getting the most out of this guide Conventions used in this guide

Structure Design in a Nutshell


Version 5 Structure Design provides a set of tools for structure detailing and for designing small structure assemblies. This product addresses the detail design requirements of various industries. In particular it lets you: q Create planar plates and curved plates.
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Create linear shapes, bent shapes and twisted shapes. Split and merge shapes and plates. Define cutbacks and trim shapes. Place features such as cutouts, slots, end cuts, holes, etc., all of which can be in a central catalog. Create parametric assemblies such as brackets, collars, complex steel plates with numerous parts made of plates and shapes, all of which are in a central catalog. Include complete section catalogs covering DIN, AISC, EN and OTUA standards.

Structure Design makes use of Knowledgeware capabilities to create design features and to automate the generation of sketch-based profiles, pads and thick surfaces. It is the ideal tool for quickly designing steel assemblies for the tooling, aerospace, shipbuilding and plant design industries. All commands share a consistent Windows graphical interface which reduces training time and is easy to use. As a scalable product Structure Design can be used with other Version 5 products such as Generative Shape Design, Generative Drafting and Knowledgeware products.

Before Reading this Guide

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Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard tool bars, and view tool bars. We therefore recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
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Generative Shape Design User's Guide Generative Drafting User's Guide.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide


To get the most out of this guide, start with the tutorial in the Getting Started section. The user task section of the book describes in detail the procedures for using all of the features of the Structure Design product. The procedures are divided into sections. Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

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Conventions
Certain conventions are used in CATIA, ENOVIA & DELMIA documentation to help you recognize and understand important concepts and specifications.

Graphic Conventions
The three categories of graphic conventions used are as follows:
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Graphic conventions structuring the tasks Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required Graphic conventions used in the table of contents

Graphic Conventions Structuring the Tasks


Graphic conventions structuring the tasks are denoted as follows: This icon... Identifies... estimated time to accomplish a task a target of a task the prerequisites the start of the scenario a tip a warning information basic concepts methodology reference information information regarding settings, customization, etc. the end of a task

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functionalities that are new or enhanced with this release allows you to switch back to the full-window viewing mode

Graphic Conventions Indicating the Configuration Required


Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required are denoted as follows: This icon... Indicates functions that are... specific to the P1 configuration specific to the P2 configuration specific to the P3 configuration

Graphic Conventions Used in the Table of Contents


Graphic conventions used in the table of contents are denoted as follows: This icon... Gives access to... Site Map Split View Mode What's New? Overview Getting Started Basic Tasks User Tasks or Advanced Tasks Interoperability Workbench Description Customizing Administration Tasks Reference

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Methodology Frequently Asked Questions Glossary Index

Text Conventions
The following text conventions are used:
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The titles of CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA documents appear in this manner throughout the text. File -> New identifies the commands to be used. Enhancements are identified by a blue-colored background on the text.

How to Use the Mouse


The use of the mouse differs according to the type of action you need to perform. Use this mouse button... Whenever you read...

Select (menus, commands, geometry in graphics area, ...) Click (icons, dialog box buttons, tabs, selection of a location in the document window, ...) Double-click Shift-click Ctrl-click Check (check boxes) Drag Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects)

Drag Move

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Right-click (to select contextual menu)

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What's New?
New Functionality
The recommended methodology for moving shapes, especially when they are part of a design, has been described.

Enhanced Functionality
The recommended methodology for applying offsets from the end of a shape has been added to the task.

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Getting Started
Before getting into the detailed instructions for using Structure Design, here is a short step-by-step tutorial that is intended to give you a feel of what you can accomplish with the product and will show you how to use some of the key functionalities. You will need a Version 5 session and should be familiar with basic concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. You should be able to complete this tutorial in about 20 minutes.

Setting Up Your Session Creating Shapes on Existing Supports Creating Point-to-Point Shapes Creating Plates Placing Cutouts Placing Contextual Endcuts Placing Small Assemblies Saving Documents

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Setting Up Your Session


This first task shows you how to enter the Structure Design workbench and set up your Version 5 session. In this task, you will:
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Manage associativity Customize settings for parameters and relations Create a grid defining the overall dimensions of your project, a small foundation. Select Mechanical Design -> Structure Design from the Start menu. The Structure Design workbench is displayed.

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Associativity
To ensure associativity between the structure you are going to create and the grid used as a construction aid, set the following options. Select Tools -> Options from the menu bar. Click Infrastructure -> Part Infrastructure in the left-hand box of the Options dialog box, then select the General tab. Check Keep link with selected object and Synchronize all external references for update.

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Visualizing Parameters and Relations


5. 6. 7. 8. To display parameters and relations in the specification tree, set the following options. Still in the Part Infrastructure category, select the Display tab. Check Parameters to visualize parameters in parts. Click Infrastructure -> Product Structure in the left-hand box of the Options dialog box, then select the Tree Customization tab. Set both Parameters and Relations options to Yes to visualize parameters and relations in products. Click General -> Parameters and Measure in the left-hand box, then the Knowledge tab. Check With value to display parameters with values.

Creating a Grid
9. You will create a simple 3D grid defining the overall dimensions of your foundation. Click the Grid icon.

The Grid Definition dialog box appears.

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Enter a name for the grid you want to create in the Name box: The grid will be identified by this name in the specification tree. Specify Cartesian grid coordinates to define the grid: Enter the distance between grid points in Spacing boxes (1000 X 1500 X 750 mm respectively) as well as the number of points along x, y and z axes, 1 in each case.

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Click OK to create the grid. The grid is created and is identified in the specification tree.

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Creating Shapes on Existing Supports


This task shows you how to create a first series of shapes making up the structural frame of your foundation. These shapes will all be created by selecting existing support elements, i.e. grid lines. To create shapes, you also need to define the shape section. Our scenario uses only one section which you will load from a catalog into your document. 1. Double-click the Shape icon.

The Shape dialog box appears.

Note that the Section field is blank. There are as yet no available sections. You will load equal angle shape L5x5x0.5 from the AISC catalog. This is the shape you will use throughout. 2. In the Section list, select Other section... The Catalog Browser dialog box is displayed. The current catalog is the correct catalog.

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3. Browse the list of families and double-click Equal_Angles (equal leg angle shapes): All the shapes in this family are listed.

4. Browse the listed shapes, select L5x5x0.5, then click OK. The Section list in the Shape dialog box is updated.

5. Set the Type to Select support to create shapes on existing support elements. 6. Set the anchor point, anchoring the section along the support axis, to Bottom left. 7. Define the member support: select one of the grid lines.

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8. Set Orientation to 270 degrees, then click OK in the dialog box to create the shape. The dialog box appears again, ready for you to create the other shapes.

9. Create the other three shapes in the same way, taking care to orient them properly.

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Do not forget to check section orientation before clicking OK! Right-clicking the shape in the specification tree gives you access to the contextual menu and lets you make any necessary adjustments to the definition of your shape.

You will now create one vertical shape using the Select support type. 10.Set the Anchor point to Top right and orientation to 180 degrees, then select a vertical support line. 11.Click the Shape icon when done.

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Creating Point-to-Point Shapes


This task shows you how to create more shapes to complete the structural frame of your foundation. This second series of shapes will all be created using the point to point method. To help define points, you will use the Point Definition command. 1. Double-click the Shape icon.

The Shape dialog box appears. If needed, click the right-hand icon in the status bar to show the Point Definition dialog box.

2. Set the Type to Point to point in the Shape dialog box. 3. Click Point on member in the Point Definition dialog box, then select the appropriate shape, at the end nearest to which you want to create the current shape. The Start and End points of the section are identified in the geometry area; an offset of zero with respect to the selected end is displayed. An offset field also appears in the Point Definition dialog box.

4. Enter an offset of -200mm in the Point Definition dialog box, then click OK.

You can offset from the end of a shape in two directions by entering a negative or positive value. If you enter a negative value, the offset will be applied toward the center of the shape. In the image above, the offset point displays closer to the center. If you enter a positive value, the offset will be in the other direction - away from the center. 5. Define the other end of the shape by entering X,Y,Z coordinates (0, 1300, 0) in the Point Definition dialog box. The shape is positioned but not yet correctly oriented. 6. In the Shape dialog box, set the Anchor point to Top right and enter an orientation of 270 degrees, then click OK.

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You will now create an assembly made of three shapes. 7. Set the Anchor point to Bottom left and Orientation to 270 degrees. 8. Select a grid point as starting point, then define the second point 200 mm from this point using the Point Definition dialog box. Note: The coordinates of the selected point are shown in the Point Definition dialog box.

This is shape 1.

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9. Create the bottom shape using the point-to-point method, with the following criteria: q Start coordinate 900, 1500, 300
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End coordinate 900, 1500, 0 mm Anchor point: Bottom left Orientation: 180 degrees

10.Click the Shape

icon.

The shape (shape 3) you will now create will be defined with respect to points on existing shapes (shapes 1 and 2).

11.Click the Point on member option in the Point Definition dialog box, then select a first shape at one end of the shape.

12.Keep the default offset and click OK in the Point Definition dialog box.

13.Click Point on member to define the second point and select the end of the second shape, then click OK.

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14.Check the anchor point and orientation and, if necessary, adjust, then click OK in the Shape dialog box.

Anchor point: Bottom left Orientation: 0 degrees

You will now trim shapes created to make smooth transitions. To do so, you will need construction geometry to assist you. Construction geometry will be created in a dedicated part. This geometry however must be created without any links to existing shapes since it will also be used to trim these very same shapes.

15.Uncheck the Keep link with selected object option in the General tab page of the Options dialog box (Tools -> Options -> Infrastructure -> Part Infrastructure). 16.Switch to the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench. A new part is added to the specification tree.

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17.Create two planes offset by 0mm from shape section surfaces of shapes 2 and 3.

18.Intersect the two planes. The intersect will be used as rotation axis in the next step. 19.Create a plane at half the angle between the above two planes. This is the plane to which we will trim shapes 2 and 3. Use the Measure Between command to measure the angle.

20.In a new geometrical set (Insert -> Geometrical set), create another trim plane as above to trim shape 1 and the other end of shape 3. 21.Recheck the Keep link with selected object option. You can now trim shapes. 22.Double-click the root product to return to the Structure Design workbench. 23.Double-click the Cutback icon.

The Cutback dialog box appears.

24.Select Trim to plane in the Type list.

25.Select one of the shapes (shape 3) to trim, then the trim plane and click OK in the Cutback dialog box.

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26.Repeat for shape 2.

27.Trim shape 1 and the other end of shape 3 to the other trim plane.

28.Repeat to create an identical assembly comprising three shapes, starting 200 mm in the Y direction along the corresponding horizontal shape. Shape 4: q Anchor point: Bottom left
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Orientation: 270 degrees

Shape 5:
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Anchor point: Bottom left Orientation: 180 degrees Start coordinates: 900, 200, 0 End coordinates: 900, 200, 300

Shape 6:

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Anchor point: Bottom left Orientation: 0 degrees

Note: You can use the same trim planes to trim the shapes of this assembly.

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Creating Plates
This task shows you how to create and place two plates. Plates are positioned with respect to existing structures and the plate contour is sketched. First, however, you must define the planes on which you will create the plates. You can continue to create construction geometry in the same part. 1. Activate the part containing the construction geometry, then insert a new geometrical set (Insert > Geometrical set). The Wireframe and Surface Design workbench opens. Don't forget to work without links when creating construction geometry. 2. Double-click the Plane icon.

The Plane Definition dialog box appears. 3. 4. Set Plane type to Through two lines. Select an edge on the first shape.

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Select an edge on the second shape, then click OK in the dialog box. The first plane is created.

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Define the other plane you need.

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Click the Plane icon again when done and reset links with selected objects. Double-click the root product to return to the Structure Design workbench.

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Click the Plate

icon.

The Plate dialog box appears.

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Set Type to Support and contour, then select one of the planes just created as support. Click the Design table icon and set plate thickness to 10mm. Define the plate contour:
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Click the Sketcher

icon opposite

the Contour field. The Sketcher workbench opens.

Click the Rectangle

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sketch the plate contour.


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Constrain the sketch to correctly position the plate. Click the Exit Workbench icon to return to the Structure Design workbench.

The system previews the plate.

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Click OK in the Plate dialog box to create the plate.

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Repeat to create the second plate.

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Click the Plane icon when done.

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Placing Cutouts
This task shows you how to place cutouts in the two plates just created. You will first sketch the cutout contour. You can do so in a new geometrical set of the Part containing construction geometry. 1. Activate the Part containing the construction geometry to switch to the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench, and insert a new geometrical set (Insert -> Geometrical set). Don't forget to work without links when creating construction geometry. 2. Click the Sketcher icon, then select the plane in which you want to sketch the contour. The Sketcher workbench opens.

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Using Sketcher tools, sketch the contour. Double-click the root product to return to the Structure Design workbench. Click the Cutout icon.

The Cutout dialog box opens.

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Select the two plates in which you want to place cutouts.

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Click the Contour field and select the contour you sketched, then a grid line in the Y direction to define the angle of the cutout. Note: When you make a multi-selection of plates, the After Forming cutting mode only is available. Click OK in the Cutout dialog box to place the cutout. Cutouts are visible in the geometry area.

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Placing Contextual Endcuts


This task shows you how to place a contextual endcut. A contextual endcut is a feature with multiple inputs that depends on external objects, in our case, another shape, to be placed.

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Click the Contextual Endcut

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The Catalog Selection for Endcut dialog box opens listing the various shape section types for which endcuts have been defined.

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2. Double-click the Angle chapter, then Contextual Endcuts and select the endcut 'Getting_Started' in the lower part of the dialog box. The selected endcut is displayed in the preview.

3.Click OK to validate your selection. The Instantiate Feature dialog box opens. The Feature field lists the selected endcut.

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4.Select the active object, i.e. the shape on which the endcut will be placed.

5.Select the second shape from which information is obtained before placing the endcut. 6.Click OK in the Instantiate Feature dialog box to place the endcut. Note: The endcut is identified in the specification tree under the shape on which it is placed.

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7.Place other endcuts as needed to connect the top four shapes.

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Placing Small Assemblies


This task shows you how to reinforce shapes with chocks. Chocks are small assemblies that are defined once in a catalog and replicated throughout the document as needed. The chock used has been delivered in the sample catalog supplied with the product. Before placing the chock, you will need to create appropriate support planes to properly position the chocks you will create. 1. Activate the Part containing the construction geometry to switch to the Wireframe and Surface Design workbench, and insert a new geometrical set (Insert -> Geometrical set). Don't forget to work without links when creating construction geometry. 2. Create as many planes as needed to position your chocks.

3. Double-click the root product to return to the Structure Design workbench. 4. Click the Small Assemblies icon. The Catalog for Small Assemblies dialog box opens listing available types.

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5. Double-click the Chocks chapter, then select Chock for Getting Started in the lower part of the dialog box. The selected small assembly is displayed in the preview.

6. Click OK to validate your selection. The Insert Object dialog box opens.

7. Select the plane to use to position the chock, then the shape you want to reinforce. Selected objects are identified in the Insert Object dialog box. The Parameters button becomes available.

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You can change toe length and length1. The small assembly was defined such that both toe lengths as well as both chock lengths L1 are identical.

9. Close the Parameters dialog box and click OK in the Insert Object dialog box to create the small assembly. The chock is created and an entry added to the specification tree. You will now edit chock parameters to increase Length1.

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10.Double-click the Length1 parameter in the specification tree.

The Edit Parameter dialog box appears. 11.Change the value to 60mm for example, click OK then update and watch the chock change size.

12.Repeat to create other chocks as needed.

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Saving Documents
This task contains recommendations on saving your documents. Ways in which documents are saved are explained in the Infrastructure User's Guide - Creating, Opening and Saving Documents. You must read that documentation because the various methods are not explained here. This task simply suggests the methodology you should follow in specific circumstances. 1. If you are saving a document to a local machine or network drive it is recommended that you use the "Save Management" command initially. The Propagate Directory command (which is in the Save Management dialog box) should not be used routinely. It is meant to be used in specific circumstances, such as when you want to place all the contents of a document in one directory before sending it to another location. If you are saving a document to another site or network you should use the "Send To" command. In this case, you should be careful about the links for documents such as resolved parts folder or line ID. These links could change to reflect the local network drive to which the documents have been sent. You should make sure they point to the original location - using the Reset button in the Save Management dialog box is one way of doing this. You should check the active document before you execute the Save command . The root product must be the active document if you want to save everything under it.

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User Tasks
Creating Plates and Shapes Placing Features Modifying Plates & Shapes Creating a Grid Managing Sections Managing Your Project More About Slots, Endcuts and Small Assemblies Using Older Shapes & Plates in Release 11 Onwards Migrating V4 Structure Elements

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Creating Plates and Shapes


Create plates: set parameters in the dialog box then select a support plane or surface, and if necessary define a contour. Create end plates: set parameters in the dialog box then select the end of the shape at which you want to place the end plate. Create shapes: set parameters in the dialog box then select an existing support or define where the shape starts and ends. Create small assemblies: select a catalog assembly then existing shapes or plates to position it.

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Creating End Plates


This task shows how to create a special type of plate called an end plate. 1. With your product open, click the End-Plate The End Plate Definition dialog box appears. icon.

2. In the Material list, select the desired material. Note: Material is managed as a project resource. 3. Define the length, width and thickness of the plate using arrows to change the values or entering values directly in boxes. The length and width are defined with respect to the local axis system of the shape, for example, in the case of an I shape, the width is defined along the x-axis parallel to the flange and the length along the y-axis parallel to the web.

4. Select the end of the shape at which you want to place the end plate: A preview appears. An arrow identifies the direction of extrusion.

To reverse the direction of extrusion, click the arrow or click Reverse direction in the dialog box. You can adjust all plate characteristics in the dialog box, then click Apply to preview the results.

5. Click OK when satisfied. The end plate is created as defined and is added to the specification tree.

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Creating Several Identical End Plates by Multiple Selection


Simply Cntrl-click to select more than one shape end and have several identical end plates created in one go. Changing the direction of extrusion or other plate characteristics applies to all end plates.

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Modifying Plates & Shapes


Define cutback: select a shape then a plane. Split plates and shapes: select one or more plates and/or shapes, then a wireframe element. Merge plates and shapes: select two plates or two shapes. Modify shapes: right-click the shape in the specification tree and select Definition, Extend or Stretch, then make appropriate changes.

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Modifying Shapes
You can: q Modify shape properties and placement (Definition).
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Add a positive or negative offset at shape ends (Extend). Stretch unconstrained linear shapes (Stretch).

All modifications are done via the contextual menu on the shape selected in the specification tree. Note: You cannot select the shape you want to modify in the geometry area. This task shows how to modify individual shapes. No sample document is provided. 1. In the specification tree, right-click the shape you want to modify and select the type of modification you want to make from the contextual menu.

If you have created a large number of shapes, right-click the shape of interest in the geometry area then select the Center Graph command to find your shape in the specification tree. 2. Make the required modification. q Definition: make your selection(s) in the Shape dialog box that appears and click OK when done.

You can modify shape properties and placement. You can change the method used to place a shape from Point to point to Select support, but not vice-versa.

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Extend: the Limits Definition dialog appears. r Set new values in offset boxes, and/or
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Click the Limit text box corresponding to the limit you want to change, then select a new limit. Click OK when done.

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Stretch: a graphic manipulator is displayed letting you stretch the unconstrained linear shape along the main axes of the section. Stretch your shape and click OK in the Point Definition dialog box when done.

Important: This command is only available for unconstrained shapes, i.e. those created by entering coordinates or with the Keep link with selected object option de-activated.

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Modifying Designs
This task explains ways of modifying a design. This function allows you to move a single stand-alone shape, or one that is already part of a design. When the shape is part of a design then the rest of the design will update to accommodate the modification you make. 1. With your document open, double click the grid to make it active, and then double click the plane that corresponds to the direction in which you want the shape to move. The plane becomes active, and the Plane Definition dialog box opens.

2.

The Offset value in the Plane Definition dialog box is measured from the Reference plane, as shown above. Enter a new value in this field and click Preview.

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Click OK to accept the changes, or Cancel to begin again. After clicking OK you must make the Product in the specifications tree active, and click the Update Summary button document. to update the

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Managing Sections
From Release 13 users will not be able to directly place parametric sections. This was done to introduce consistency between file-based and database (Enovia/SmarTeam) behavior. Sections must be resolved before being placed. Users may continue to use the methodology described here for creating parametric catalogs to store sections in. However, sections must be resolved before actually being placed. A tool is being provided in Release 13 to convert parametric parts to resolved (included in this section). Also, administrators need to note that the name of the structure sections catalog and the default location where sections are stored has changed, as noted in the Project Resource Management file.

Sketching Profiles for User Sections Naming Section Characteristics Defining Anchor Points for User Sections Creating & Completing Parametric Section Catalogs Generating Resolved Parts from Parametric Parts

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Managing Your Project


Working with a Cache System Managing Project Resources About the Feature Dictionary Querying or Modifying Properties of an Object

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Managing Project Resources


Project resources are managed by system administrators. Typically this involves entering information such as folder paths for resources, like user dictionaries such as the feature dictionary, without which the application cannot function. What administrators enter will be visible in the Browse tab of the Project Resource Management dialog box (Tools -> Project Management -> Select/Browse...), but it cannot be changed there. Managing project resources is typically performed by an administrator. A sample project resource management (PRM) file is provided and by default, the application will start with this file. The following Structure Design-related resources are managed in this file.

Project Resources
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Feature dictionary: the CATfct file that manages object classes and in particular, lets the user add attributes to basic classes. The corresponding resource is CATStructureDesignUserDictionary. Discrete values for attributes: directory used to store discrete values of attributes. ID sequence number directory: contains the last sequence number that was generated for an object. Reference grid system: a CATPart containing default sets of reference planes in each of the three ship directions. The default location for this resource is ...OS/startup/EquipmentAndSystems/Structure/ReferenceGridSystem.CATPart

Structure Discipline Resources


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Orientation conventions: contains naming conventions for ship directions. Default conventions are USA conventions contained in sample CATStrOrientNamingUSAConv. Sample naming conventions for European conventions is also supplied: CATStrOrientNamingEURConv. The default location for these resources are .../OS/resources/msgcatalog

Structure openings catalog. The default location of this resource is .../OS/startup/components/PenetrationCatalog/Openings.catalog Naming section characteristics: a file mapping user names for section characteristics to different categories of shape (I, C, T or L). The default location for this resource is CATStrSectionNamingKeys Structure sections catalog: contains structure sections identified in accordance with user names for section characteristics. The default location of this resource is .../OS/startup/components/StructuralCatalogs/AISC/AISC_Resolved.catalog

(The catalog has to contain resolved sections.) q Structure sections path: identifies the path of the folder in which the list of available sections will be stored. The default location is: .../OS/startup/components/StructuralCatalogs/ModelsResolved However, you can customize this location to, for example, have all sections centrally located.

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Structure materials catalog: defines all materials and grades available to the structural engineer. The default location for this resource is .../OS/startup/components/StructuralCatalogs/Materials/StructureMaterials.CATMaterial Note: No tiffs letting you view objects in the Materials mode have been delivered.

Thickness table: defines all plate thicknesses available to the structural engineer. A sample table in text format is supplied. The system administrator can modify or add to the sample thickness table, or, if needed, create a new table. The default location for this resource is .../OS/startup/components/StructuralCatalogs/ThicknessTables/ThicknessListSample.txt Important: If you change a thickness value in an existing design table, all plates of this thickness linked to the design table will be updated to the new value. With this in mind, you may prefer to add a row for the new thickness or create a new table.

Structure drawing symbols catalog The default location for this resource is .../OS/startup/components/StructuralCatalogs/DrawingSymbols/Structure2DSymbolsCustomization.catalog

Detailing features catalog: contains slots, endcuts and assembly templates. The default location of this resource is .../OS/startup/EquipmentAndSystems/Structure/DetailingFeatures/FeatureCatalogs/ Parametric/DetailingFeatures.catalog Structure openings catalog for cutouts A sample catalog, Openings.catalog, is provided with the product.

The default location for this resource is .../OS/startup/components/PenetrationCatalog Note: .../OS where OS is the operating system, for example intel_a (Windows) to be found in the download folder. q If there is more than one project at your site, then a project resource management (PRM) file is made for each project. You can select another project for your session using the PRM command (Tools -> Project Management -> Select/Browse...).
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This task shows how you can select a project for your session. 1. From the appropriate CATIA workbench, launch the project resource management (PRM) command by selecting Tools - Project Management - Select/Browse from the menu bar. The Project Resource Management dialog box is displayed:

Note that when the dialog box opens the last project that you used is selected. The Select tab lists all the XML projects setup found in the directory defined by the environment variable CATDisciplinePath. This list begins with a CNEXT project which contains only the applications with their resources as defined and delivered with CNEXT. 2. Select the project of your choice, here Project. The corresponding PRM file is read and the disciplines it contains are listed. 3. Select the corresponding discipline, here Piping. Click OK to use the project and discipline you have selected.

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4. The following step is used for informational purposes only - to see a list of resources for a particular discipline. To select a project you only need to take the steps explained above. Select the Browse tab. Once a project and a discipline have been selected, the dialog box lists all the applications defined for the chosen discipline, the description of the active application, and the list of resources of that application. The list of resources displayed is always that for the active application. You should also note that the applications displayed include the applications under that particular discipline, and any applications that are at the project level, which means above the discipline in the PRM hierarchy. In the example below, the Piping discipline displays Piping Design and PID, which are part of that discipline. It also displays the Equipment, Hanger Design and Penetration Management applications, because some of their resources have been placed at the project level. The reason for placing them at the project level is that most disciplines make use of these applications.

When the Project Resource Management dialog box first displays, as explained in Step 1, it may contain a third tab - XML Parsing Error. This indicates that there is an XML syntax error in the file that corresponds to the Project you have chosen.

Click the XML Parsing Error tab to display the error, as shown in the image below.

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You will need to correct the PRM file to get rid of the error. Errors in defining resources in the PRM file are explained in Checking a PRM File for Errors.

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Checking a PRM File for Errors


This task shows how you can check a project resource management (PRM) file for certain errors. This tool will only check required and optional resources in the PRM file for errors. Required resources are those that the application needs, such as catalogs. Optional resources are those without which the application can still be used, and example is the ID sequencing number. There are other resources in the PRM file that are not checked at all - these are resources that add functionality to the application. Examples of these are flags that are set through the PRM file - these cannot be checked for errors because there is no way of telling what the user has set them to. See Using the PRM Command for information about syntax errors in the PRM file. The environment variable CATDisciplinePath should be defined to point to the directory where your PRM files are stored. 1. Click Tools - Project Management - Validation in the menubar to bring up the Project Management Validation dialog box. The image below shows part of it without any selections having been made. The active project, discipline and application will be selected by default when the dialog box opens.

2. Select a Project, Discipline and Application as necessary. If you select ALL in the Discipline and Application fields then the entire project resource management file will be checked (required and optional resources only). 3. Click Apply after you have made your selection. The dialog box will display the resources that have errors. The errors are explained below. q If there are no errors then a message will state that all required - or optional - resources are okay, in the Status column.
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4. The errors are explained below. Also see the PRM task for more information. q Resource definition has incorrect type: The value of the 'Type' field in the resource's PRM entry is incorrect. The Type field refers to file type. See the PRM task for more information.
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Resource not found in the project management xml file: There is no entry for the resource in the PRM file. Resource Data not found: The file or directory corresponding to the resource cannot be found at the location defined in the PRM file. Access specified for location for resource is not correct: Some entries have a field called 'Access'. This refers to the permissions set for the file corresponding to the resource. One common error is that some files need to have access set to RW (read-write) and not R (read only).

5. You can save the report. Click the Export button and enter a file name and location in the Save dialog box that displays. The file must be saved in .htm format.

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Understanding Project Resource Management


This task shows you how to manage project resources like catalogs and dictionaries. These changes can only be made at system administrator level. For a more complete list of resources and flags see List of PRM Resources and Flags. The project resource management (PRM) file identifies resources (such as line list catalogs, user dictionaries, etc.) to the application. Specifically, the PRM file identifies each resource and its location (directory path). The PRM file also organizes the resources by discipline and application, associating resources to specific applications. Therefore, you get the correct resource, equipment catalog for instance, for the resource you are working in. It's hierarchical structure allows you to share resources, so that you do not have to place duplicate copies of the same resource in several directories. The PRM file is also used for certain other purposes, such as setting flags. These are explained below. A sample file is provided with this application, and it is best to make a copy of it and edit it. The default location is ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAnd Systems\ProjectData and the file is named Project.xml. The application will function even if the user does not enter information particular to his site, but nothing can be saved. Therefore, the first task an administrator needs to do is enter information relevant to his site or project. 1.If there is more than one project at your site you will need to make a project resource management file for each project. You can name the file anything you want to and change its location too (see below). However, you must set the variable in the Environment Editor. You do this by opening the Environment Editor dialog box and entering against the line CATDisciplinePath the directory in which your project resource management files are:

If you have more than one project resource management file then by default the application will start with the file named Project.xml, if there is such a file, or the last file used. If you wish to select another resource management file you must open it by clicking Tools - Project Management. Go to the Select tab and select the file and discipline you need. This dialog box shows each resource available to you, unless the value of "Visible" (see below) against a resource or application is set to No. 2.The resource management file is organized into several sections to make it easier to manage and utilize resources. The image below shows its hierarchical structure, with an exception, which is explained below. "Other disciplines" refers to other disciplines like Tubing, or AEC V4 to V5 Migration Discipline, that are placed at the same level. They are not shown in this image for reasons of space.

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The Project box refers to the project for which the PRM file has been created, and will frequently be identified by the file name. In this case it is Project.xml. When you look at the Project.xml file you will see that the resource listings begin with project resources. Any resources you place under the heading Project Resources can be used by all applications that are included in the file. In the sample file you will see items like zones, feature dictionary and application-generated object names in this section. All disciplines and applications shown under project resources will be able to access the resources identified under the heading project resources. The next level is the discipline level. All resources placed under a discipline, such as Piping, can be used by all the applications which are listed under it. In the example above, Piping Diagrams, Piping Design and Equipment applications are shown under the Piping Discipline. Resources such as various catalogs and report definitions are listed at the discipline level and can be accessed by all applications that belong to that discipline. The next level of resource management is the application itself. Any resource referred to at this level can only be used by that application. Resources like catalogs, files that contain connector attributes and resolved parts directories are listed at this level. Equipment Arrangement and Hanger Design have been placed under several disciplines. These applications are considered multi-discipline because their resources are used by all disciplines. When you are working in these disciplines you may need Equipment or Hanger resources. However, in different disciplines you may not use the same resources from Equipment Arrangement or Hanger Design and this structuring allows you to place different different resources under each discipline. For instance, under the Piping Discipline, Equipment Arrangement may have a different catalog (with Piping related equipment only) than under the HVAC Discipline.

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Equipment and Hanger applications have also been placed at the project resource level, primarily to allow sharing of resources, under the headings "Equipment Application Resources" and "Hanger Design Application Resources." To explain: If you are working in Piping Design you are in the Piping Discipline. You select the discipline by clicking Tools - Project Management, or simply by opening an application, which will activate the correct discipline. For this to happen your PRM file must be set up correctly. Now, while in the piping workbench, you want to place equipment in your document, and you launch Equipment Arrangement. When you do so you will only have access to equipment resources that are identified in the PRM file under the piping discipline, for instance the "piping equipment catalog," containing piping related equipment. But let us assume that in your project you have certain types of equipment that are used by all disciplines. You can create a catalog that contains all this common equipment and identify it under "Equipment Application Resources" at the project level (it should not be identified under discipline also). When you do this you will have access to this catalog when you open Equipment Arrangement under any discipline. Some applications have the entry "Visible = yes". If you set the value to No then this application cannot be used and will not be visible in the Tools - Project Management dialog box. 3. A resource entry looks like this:

<Resource Name="PipingIDSchema" Description="Piping ID Schema Directory"> <ID Type="Path" Driver="File" Location="..\..\EquipmentAndSystems\Piping\DataDictionary"/> </Resource>
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You should not change the Resource Name, even if you replace a resource with a different one. You can change the Description if you want to - this is a brief explanation of the resource. The Type field refers to file type. If the Type field says Catia, it refers to a file type unique to Catia, such as .catalog. The type Misc is used for resources which are of a type not unique to Catia and must be opened in another way. The type Path is similar, except that in the Location field only the directory in which the resource is located is named. If your resources do not reside in Enovia, enter File in the Driver field. Define the Location field as follows: As shown in the resource example above, the location entry is relative - it is relative to the entry you made in the Environment Editor as shown in Step 1. The entry in the location field will be added to the entry you had in the Environment Editor and it is in that location that the application will look for the resource. Which is why it is preferable to enter absolute paths - including the drive letter - in the location field. If your resources are Enovia-based, enter EnoviaV5 in the Driver field. For Enovia-based resources, all you need to enter in the Location field is the file name of the resource without the file extension. For instance, the catalog PipingParts.catalog would be entered as PipingParts. The Location field usually gives the location of the resource. If this is a directory path then you can change the location, with an associated change in the PRM file. This entry is sometimes used to enter a value for a flag or behavior, such as 0 or 1, or True and False. Some resources have the entry "Visible = yes". If you set the value to No then this resource cannot be used and will not be visible in the Tools - Project Management dialog box. Some resources have the entry Access="RW" or "R". These refers to file permissions: read-write or read.

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have been placed in the Enovia database. 4.The Project Resources listed in the sample Project.xml file are described in following sections, beginning with the resources referred to under Project Resources: q ID schema resources: The "location" lists the directory where the rules for naming objects are stored. Use the default location provided in the sample file. You need to have this for every application you use. In addition, there is an entry for "MultiDisciplineIDSchema." This location is used for objects -such as zones that are used by all disciplines.
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User dictionary resources: In the location field enter the name of the CATfct file for each application. You do not need to enter the location. The CATfct file is used to store all the classes and attributes created by you. The default names for CATfct files in each application are included in the sample project.xml file and you should use these names unless you have created a different CATfct file, or changed the default name. There is also a MultiDisciplineUserDictionary - this CATfct file can be referred to by all applications. Zones catalog: The zones that you create need to be stored in a catalog accessible to all users, because they are shared. The default location is CATMldZone.catalog. Even though zones are only created in schematic applications, other applications may use them when documents are moved from schematic to 3D. Enter a different name or location if you change them. Discrete values: Many attributes have discrete values and this directory is used to store them. Schematic driven: This is a flag that needs to be set for schematic driven routing and parts placement. If the value of "Location" is set to 0 then individual users can check or uncheck an option that allows schematic driven 3D design. If the value is set to 1 then the option "schematic driven" is always selected and users cannot uncheck it. (In Equipment Arrangement, schematic driven parts placement is not possible if the Function Driven flag is set to 2.) Delete Part On Run: This entry is used to control whether all parts on a run will be deleted when you delete the run. If you enter the value of "Location" as 1 then the parts will be deleted. If you enter the value 0 then the parts will not be deleted when you delete the run. Graphic representations: When you create graphic representations for a part you need a file in which to store the categories (single, double, etc.). That file is created within an application, as you will see later. There is also a file under Project Resources because the categories must be available to all applications. If you add a new category you must include it in this file too. Enter a new location and file name if you want to change them. Penetration openings catalog: The profiles of the holes you may want to make through walls and partitions to pass pipes and ducts are noted in this catalog. If you make a new profile you must enter it here too. Enter a new location and file name if you want to change them. ID Sequence Number directory: The IDSequenceNumbers directory contains the last sequence number that was generated for an object. You should specify a location for it. Importer CATfcts: This lists the location of your CATfct files, and is used when migrating V4 models to V5. If you change the location of the CATfct files you must enter the new location in the "Location" field. You do not need to do anything if you continue to use the default location. Reference Grid System: Location of the CATPart that contains the reference grid definition used by applications. You need to modify this entry if you change the location of the CATPart or rename it. Discipline super class: This is a text file that lists the object classes that will be visible in a class browser when you are in the Equipment Arrangement workbench. You can have files at project, discipline and application level. The filter will only work with a user-generated PRM file. Computed attributes: This entry shows the location of the ComputedAttributes.txt file. The computed attributes contained in this file will display in the Properties dialog box. You can change the location of this file, and update the PRM file accordingly. You can also change the entries in the file. Unique reference part number options & partially resolved reference part number options: These two entries define how a placed part will be named. 'Unique reference' parts are those that have at least one property (or all properties) that can have infinite values. An HVAC duct is an example. 'Partially resolved' parts are those in which the values of all properties are defined by a design table. Valves are an example. In this entry, if you enter 1 in the Location field then the name of the placed part will be derived from the design table. If you enter 2 then the name will be derived from the object naming rules. Publication Based Connections: This entry controls whether publication based connections will be used

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when establishing connections between elements in different work packages. When this flag is on (the value in the Location field is 1), the system will use publication based link technology. This link technology is intended to improve support for configuration management, revision management and concurrent engineering. When working in an ENOVIA environment, publication based connections are used for all cross document connections, regardless of the setting of this resource. 5.The next level, as explained above, is the Discipline level. Resources placed under the Discipline category can be used by all the applications in that discipline. The sample Project.xml file places the following resources at the Discipline level. Each entry names the file and gives its default location. If you intend to use different resources, which is likely, then you must enter the new file name and location, as appropriate. The following resources are referenced, but not all disciplines will have all of these resources.
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Specifications catalog Insulation specifications catalog Material specifications catalog Standards catalog Design rules: You need to use the default location and file name Parts catalog name and location: contains parametric parts Piping lines shared catalog: The file where shared piping lines are stored and its location. Sample data directory: This is the location where the reports you run will be stored. Report definitions directory: The formats (definitions) you create for running reports are stored in this directory.

6.In addition to resources placed at the Project and Discipline levels, resources are also placed at the application level and are only available to the application under which they are placed. 2-D applications have all or most of the following resources. q Component catalog: The parts catalog.
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Shared instrument lines catalog. Annotation catalog. Sample data directory: When you create graphic representations for a part you need a file in which to store the categories (open, closed, etc.). If you add a new category you must include it in this file too. Enter a new location and file name if you want to change them. Design rules for Equipment Arrangement: This is used when assigning a part type to a 2D part. The parts catalog for Equipment Arrangement: This is used when assigning a part type to a 2D part.

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Parts catalog name and location: contains parametric parts Report definitions directory: The formats (definitions) you create for running reports are stored in this directory. Graphic 2D Symbols Catalog: For Piping, this is the catalog in which the 2-D equivalents of 3-D endstyles are stored. For Equipment, this catalog contains 2-D symbols for center of gravity. See Drawing Production for more information. Growth Factor: Some applications allow you to reserve space in some parts for future growth. You can, for instance, reserve space in a conduit for future growth. The space saved for future growth will be equal to the value you enter in the "Location" field. If you enter 0.2 it means that 20 percent of the space in a conduit will be reserved for future growth and you will only be allowed to use 80 percent of the space in it. Function Driven: This is a flag that controls parts placement in Equipment Arrangement. The value in the Location field dictates: 1 - Function driven equipment placement is possible; 2 - Only functionless equipment placement is possible. (Schematic driven parts placement is not possible in Equipment Arrangement.); 3 - Both function driven and functionless equipment placement are possible (a final Tools Options setting is needed. See Functionless Parts Placement in Equipment Arrangement documentation.) Hanger Cable Clearance: The value in the Location field is the cable clearance, in millimeters. This value plus the diameter of the cable you are routing must be less than the tier spacing of the hanger. The cable clearance value is assigned when a hanger is placed. HVAC Up Direction: The value in the Location field determines the 'Up' direction of a part that is placed on a run. There are two numerals in this field - the first dictates the up direction for a part placed on a horizontal run, the second is for a vertical run. Thus, if the value is 00, the Up direction will the same for both horizontal and vertical runs. The values are: 0 - follow the run's Up Direction; 1 - Up direction will follow the X axis; 2 - follow Y axis; 3 - follow Z axis.

7.The AEC Migration Discipline refers to a product that enables you to migrate V4 models to V5. It has Piping Design, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Equipment Arrangement, Tubing Design and HVAC Design resources under it. Most resources have been described above and do not need further explanation. Enter the location and file names if they are different from those in the sample Project.xml file. In addition, under the heading AEC V4 V5 Migration there are several options you should know about. They are explained below. AEC V4 V5 Migration There are several options that you need to set to True or False. The first several are about migrating data to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Piping Design, Equipment Arrangement, Tubing Design and HVAC Design and Structures. If a V4 model has data of all these types, but you have set two of them to False, then you will only receive V5 data relating to the applications set to True. If you want data of all types to be migrated then you must set all the options to True. Other options are:
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to False the migration process will stop if missing lines are encountered.
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MigratedXXXSheetSize: Enter the size in the Location field: Letter, Legal, A0, ISO/A1, ISO/A2, ISO/A3, ISO/A4, ISO/A, ANSI/B, ANSI/C, ANSI/D, ANSI/E, ANSI/F, ANSI).

8.In addition to some of the resources explained above, the Structure Discipline includes the following resources or entries: q Sections catalog: If you change the default location of the AISC_BigScale catalog then enter the location in this entry. The location should include the directory AISC in which the catalog should reside, so that the path reads: ......AISC\AISC_BigScale.catalog.
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Structure sections path: The path of the directory in which the available sections are stored. The default location is ...startup\components\StructuralCatalogs\ModelsResolved. Structure Thickness List: This is the location of the thickness list sample file, which contains the list of thicknesses that can be applied to a plate. Structure openings catalog: Location of the openings parts catalog. Structure materials catalog: Location of the structure materials catalog. Structure detail design: Location of the catalog that contains user defined features. Naming section characteristics: Location of the NLS file that lists names of sections whose names should not be changed. This is for internal use. Do not change anything in this entry. Structure Functional Connections Catalog: Location of the Structure Functional Connections Catalog. This catalog contains the names of connection types between objects. Project Bounding Box: This specifies the dimensions of your project - if you are designing a ship then it will be set within these dimensions. You can define the unit used for measuring - the default is millimeter - and change the default values for each direction. The values are measured from the origin (000).

9.Make sure to save your changes.

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About the Feature Dictionary


The feature dictionary manages object classes. Object classes are classifications under which you create various objects, like components, for storing in the catalog. In the sample dictionary provided with the application, CATStructureDesignSample.CATfct file, two basic classes are managed: plates and shapes. Note: You cannot add subclasses under plates or shapes, but you can add attributes and their values. For example, you may want to specify an attribute 'Type' for shapes with a list of discrete values like beam, column, brace, etc. Any attributes defined in the feature dictionary are proposed to the user in an Attributes tab when creating plates and shapes and can be valuated by the user directly in this tab. Values can also be added to attributes using the Edit Properties function. To view the sample dictionary, open the CATStructureDesignSample.CATfct file, which is located, by default, in the install_folder under /resources/graphic. The Feature Dictionary Editor opens showing the sample dictionary.

You can also define or modify object naming rules using the Define ID Schema command in the Feature Dictionary Editor workbench. Starting the Feature Dictionary Editor Adding Properties to an Object Class Defining Discrete Values for a Property Modifying the Object Naming Rules

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Querying or Modifying the Properties of an Object


This section explains ways of querying and modifying the properties of objects. Edit or Display Properties of an Object Filter Shown Properties of an Object

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This task shows you how to edit or display the properties of an object. 1. 2. Select the component. Click Edit - Properties or, as an alternative, right-click and select Properties. The Properties dialog box appears with the properties displayed under various tabs. Some of these properties are computed and cannot be modified. To see which properties are computed click the Filter button.

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If the object cannot have derived values, the Derived checkboxes will not display. If a Derived checkbox is selected, it means the value is derived. If it is not checked the values are not derived. A value is considered to be derived when it is obtained from another object. For instance, a piping route may derive the values of some properties from the line of which it is a member. The Properties dialog box displays several tabs: q The Graphic tab allows you to change the looks.
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The Object tab displays information about the object such as ID, Function Class, Parent Group or Group Members, depending on the object being queried. Under the Product tab you can make changes to the basic Product in the specifications tree, such as renaming. You can include additional descriptive and historical data. One or more application tab - such as Piping or Equipment - lists various properties. They will display depending on the class of object whose properties you are editing. Click the More button if one of these tabs does not display, or if you want to see other tabs. More than one tab may display for some objects, such as Piping and Equipment, if the object has properties in more than one domain. The filter button lets you use the filter function. See Filter the Properties of an Object.

See Infrastructure documentation (Basic Tasks - Manipulating Objects - Displaying and Editing Graphic Properties) and Product Structure documentation (User's Tasks - Modifying Component Properties) for more information. 3. Enter values in the fields as desired and click OK. The properties will be edited. 4. You can override derived values by modifying the values as outlined in Step 3. The Derived checkbox will become unchecked. You can also override derived values by unchecking the Derived checkbox. To revert to derived values check the Derived checkbox. 5. Click OK to end. Some objects have discrete values - which means you may only select certain values. In that case you will be able to display a drop-down box and select one of the values in it.

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Filter the Shown Properties of an Object


This task shows how you can filter the properties of an object. Filtering the properties means you can choose to display or hide any of the properties shown in the Properties dialog box. You can only filter properties for objects that are unique to the Design application you have open. Note that any changes you make will apply to all objects that have this property. To make changes for a class or subclass only see Changing the Display Order of Properties. The following scenario features Hanger Design, but the process applies to all applications, including Diagrams. 1. Click the Filter button on the Properties dialog box (Edit or display properties of an object). The Attribute Filter box displays.

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An X in the column Show means the attribute is displayed in the Properties dialog box. An X in the column Computed means the attribute is computed. If you check the checkbox Show Only Attributes with Value, then only attributes that have a value will display in the Properties dialog box. Click on each property to toggle between Display and Hide. An X next to a property means it is displayed. The settings will be retained when you open the Properties dialog box again.

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Using Older Shapes & Plates in Release 11 Onwards


This task shows you how to convert and use in R11 and later releases, shapes and plates created in Structure Design V5 R10 and earlier. Plates and shapes created in Structure Design until Release 10 cannot be used as they are in R11 because of modifications made to the architecture of the product. These modifications make the product more usable and allow many new details to be added. A simple tool has been developed to enable users to continue to use plates and shapes from documents created in R10 and earlier. 1. Open your R10 or earlier document.

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Select the document or portion of it (you can select a portion by using a trap box). Click the Convert to New Plates and Shapes icon.

The Conversion dialog box displays. It will show the number of elements in the entire document if you selected the entire document, or a portion of it, if you selected a portion.

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You can also click the Convert to New Plates and Shapes icon without first selecting a document or part of it, in which case you can select individual elements in your document. The number of plates and shapes you select displays in the Conversion dialog box. In the example above the user has selected six. The button next to the Objects To Convert field becomes available after you select one or more shapes and plates. Click the button to display the Elements List dialog box. This box displays the plates and shapes you have selected. You can select one of the elements and remove it from the list or replace it with another element. To remove, select the element and click Remove. To replace, select the element, click Replace and select another plate or shape in your document.

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Migrating V4 Structure Elements


In order to migrate the V4 structure elements to V5 you need to take four basic steps:
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Make sure all resources are pointed to correctly in the project resource management file. The value of the entry "Migrate Structures" must be set to True. Also, you must enter the values correctly if you change the name or location of the structures sections catalog (StructureSectionsCatalog), the resolved parts directory (StructureSectionsPath) and mapping tables (StructuresMigrationMappingTable; StructuresMaterialMigrationMappingTable) mentioned later in this section. This is usually done by a system administrator. Customize the feature dictionary to add V4 attributes that will be automatically detected when you migrate V4 structure elements. Any new attributes that were added to the feature dictionary must also be added to the mapping table. Update or create new mapping tables for sections. Sample mapping tables are included with this application but if you have a V4 section that does not exist in V5 then you must create the section and add it to the catalog. Execute a batch file that migrates the sections from V4 to V5.

This section further explains these tasks. Updating the Mapping Table Migrating the V4 Structure Model Copying a V4 Section Geometry

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Updating the Mapping Table


This task shows you how to update the mapping tables necessary for migrating V4 sections to V5. If you have a V4 section but no equivalent section in V5 then you must create it in V5 and place it in the structures sections catalog. See Managing Sections to learn how to create a section. You will need to update two types of mapping tables. One contains a list of the V4 sections name and the name of the equivalent section in V5. The other contains a list of the V4 materials and the equivalent material code in V5. You may also choose to create or modify mapping tables by standard. Samples of these types of mapping table are included with this application. They are in the directory: ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentandSystems\MigrationDirectory\Dictionary\STRMappingTable 1. The default name of the mapping table that contains section names is V4toV5StructureMapping.csv. Open the file using MS Excel and enter V4 section names and their equivalent in V5. You must save the file as a .csv file.

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This table is referenced in the project resource management (PRM) file (StructuresMigrationMappingTable). If you decide to use another table or change its location you must change the entry in the PRM file accordingly. This is usually done by a system administrator. The mapping table that contains material codes is named StructuresMaterialMappingTable. Again, open this file with Excel, make your changes and be sure to save it in .csv format. This table is referenced in the project resource management (PRM) file (StructuresMaterialMigrationMappingTable). If you decide to use another table or change its location you must change the entry in the PRM file accordingly. This is usually done by a system administrator.

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Migrating the V4 Structure Model


This task shows how to migrate the V4 structure model to V5. This task should only be attempted after the other tasks in this section have been completed. Before performing this task you should make sure that options are correctly set in your project resource management file. If you have more than just sections in a model then these options help you control which portions of a model you want to migrate. If your V4 model has data from Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Piping Design, HVAC Design, Structures and Equipment Arrangement, you can decide which type of data you want to migrate by setting these options. If you choose to only migrate Equipment data, then you can do so. See Understanding Project Resource Management, AEC V4 V5 Migration section, on how to set the options. Note: The sample PRM file references "Big Scale" structures catalogs. Because of this, you have to set the CATCGMBigScale variable to 1 before migrating structures models, shown below. 1. Move your V4 model (by ftp or any other means) to the same platform as V5, in this case Windows.

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Set the following varaibles. In Windows, open a command prompt window and change to the directory ..intel_a\code\command. Enter the following: set CATDisciplinePath=XXX\intel_a\startup\EquipmentandSystems\ProjectData where XXX is the directory path to your installation. In Unix, use the command "export" instead of "set". For Structures models, you need to set the following: set CATCGMBigScale=1 (in Unix, replace set with export). The batch shells CATAECV4ToV5Migration.bat (Windows) and CATAECV4ToV5Migration.sh (Unix) assume you edited the project resource management (project.xml) file. If you copied and renamed it, then you must edit this batch shell and replace "Project" with your own file name (as referenced by AECMIGR_PROJECT variable). For Tubing Design, use the batch shell CATAECV4ToV5MigrTubing.bat (.sh for Unix). For all other applications, use the batch shell named above. At the ..intel_a\code\command prompt, enter CATAECV4ToV5Migration.bat (.sh for Unit) to execute a bat file. (For Tubing use the file named in step 2). This will bring up the Migration Batch dialog box.

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In the Target Directory field enter (or navigate to by clicking the button) the directory where the migrated V4 model will be stored. Click the Browse File button and, in the box that displays, navigate to the directory where you stored your V4 models. Select (you can select more than one if you want to) a model and click Open. The V4 model will display in the V4 Documents to Migrate window of the Migration Batch dialog box. You can use the Remove button to remove files you do not want to migrate. If you are migrating a 2-D model then you need to set the path for certain files by clicking the Options button. The process is explained in the Infrastructure User Guide: Customizing - Customizing Settings - General - Compatibility - V4/V5 Infrastructure - Opening V4 models referencing an external PROJECT file.

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Click the Migrate button. When the process is complete the Migrate Report will display. You can also click the Report button to see the report. If the migration was successful you will get an OK message. If you get a message that says "Error during migration" then you must check for mistakes and repeat the process. Your V4 model is migrated as several documents, as explained below. The V4 model will be migrated as several documents, and each one will display in the specifications tree when you expand it. Each object in the document will be in a separate document. To open the document click File - Open on the application menu bar and navigate to the directory you specified in the Target Directory field. The document with the same name as the V4 document is the "master" document, which contains (references to) all the components. Other documents underneath it will have identifying letters - such as STR for Structures - to indicate what they contain. The document will contain references to all plates and shapes. You need all the files to recreate the document.

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Copying a V4 Section Geometry


This task shows you how to copy the geometry from a V4 section into V5. This process makes it easier to create a V4 section in V5. You need to create a V5 section when you want to migrate a V4 section to V5 but have no equivalent in your V5 catalog. You can create the section in V5 from scratch. But you can save a few steps by copying the V4 section geometry into V5 - which is explained here - and then following the procedure for building the section. All the steps explained here are taken in your V5 environment. 1. Open the V4 model from which you want to migrate the section.

If you don't already have it, you can obtain the names of the V4 sections that do not exist in V5 by migrating the model. The errors list will identify the sections by name. 2. Locate the section in the V4 model by expanding the specifications tree. Copy the section geometry (STR) using the standard Copy-Paste process. If you have not performed this step before then see Copying V4 Geometry to V5 for more information. Create a new CATPart document (File - New - Part) and paste the section geometry into the PartBody. Before you paste the geometry delete any "geometrical set" entries in the specifications tree. A "geometrical set" entry in the specifications tree could be created if you have been working with the Wire Frame product, for instance.

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Delete the pad from the section you pasted so that only the geometry (Sketch.1) remains. You can do this by highlighting the pad in the specifications tree and deleting it. In the image below STR6 is the pad.

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Reposition the geometry so that the support plane is on the XY plane. There are a number of ways of doing this but one way is to select the geometry, right click on the Sketch.1 entry in the tree and click on Selected Objects - Change Sketch Support.

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In the Sketch Positioning dialog box that displays select Positioned for Type and select the XY

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plane in your viewer. Click OK. The geometry will be placed at the XY plane. Use Sketcher to position the geometry on or near the origin. This is not essential but is recommended.

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Build your section using processes explained in Managing Sections.

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Interoperability with ENOVIA LCA


The following information is provided as a brief understanding of the ENOVIA environment and what is needed to work with ENOVIA in conjunction with the CATIA Engineering and System suite of products. Please refer to ENOVIA documentation for more detailed information on specific ENOVIA usage and functionality. The ENOVIA, CATIA and DELMIA products based on Dassault Systemes' industry-renowned V5 enterprise architecture provide a complete solution for customer PLM requirements. The ENOVIA product line provides the PDM component of the overall solution. With the ENOVIA product, users can effectively manage the entire product life cycle of their data, including data management, work flow management, people and organization management, and many other aspects of their product and business. Working with ENOVIA LCA: Optimal CATIA PLM Usability Creating a Product Importing a Product Using Work Packages Saving a Work Package Organizing Work Packages Customizing for ENOVIA

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Working with ENOVIA LCA: Optimal CATIA PLM Usability


When working with ENOVIA LCA, a new mode ensures that you only create data in CATIA that can be correctly saved in ENOVIA. ENOVIA LCA offers two different storage modes: Workpackage (Document kept - Publications Exposed) and Explode (Document not kept). The Workpackage mode is the recommended mode. The safe save mode means that, when working with ENOVIA LCA, certain commands (Small Assemblies and Cutback) are unavailable (i.e. grayed) on entering the workbench. Cutback and Small Assemblies commands have been configured to work in the Workpackage mode only. Note: you cannot place small assemblies between two different workpackages.

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Creating a Product
This task explains how you should create a product. ENOVIA and CATIA should be running and connected.

. You should be in the ENOVIA home page You should familiarize yourself with the directory structure in ENOVIA. At the top level you will have a directory called product class root - this usually encompasses all the activity in your company. Under this you may have several product class directories. Under the product class will be the product directories. Product displays in this application, the other two are only displayed in ENOVIA. Users will mostly interact with the product. It is created at individual project level - in a shipyard it will be created for each ship that is designed - and work packages, explained later in this section, are created under the product. The product class directories may not be created in smaller projects, but the product class root and the product directories should always exist. 1. Information about creating all three levels is provided in ENOVIA documentation. Briefly, to create a product you should be in the Product Class View. Right click on the product class, select New and then Product in the menus that display. Enter a name for the product in the product ID field. Add to the Name and Description fields for informational purposes if you want. The newly created directory displays in the Product Class View.

2. Click the Save button to save your changes. A Characteristics window displays after you create a directory. You do not need to enter any information in it. Read the ENOVIA user guide to learn more about this window.

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Importing a Product
This task explains how you import a product, and work packages, from ENOVIA. You need to import the product because you will be creating work packages under it. The top level directories - product class root and product class - remain in ENOVIA, only the product is imported. You must import the product (and existing work packages) each time you start a new session. 1. In the Product Editor, right click on the product and select Send To - XXX, XXX being the application you are sending it to (such as CATIA V5). The product displays in the specifications tree.

2. You also need to import all the work packages that you need from ENOVIA to this application each time you start a new session. The process is as described above (select the document

associated with the work package and go to Step 2 above). Note that if you send a work package then the product is also sent - you do not need to send both. You can use filters to determine which work packages you need. It is best, though not essential, to import all the work packages that you need in one operation.

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Using Work Packages


This task explains the concept of work packages and how to create them. You can save work packages in an ENOVIA database, or save them to a local drive or server. You should also refer to Connections Between Work Packages and Managing Publications. Work packages are necessary for efficient data organization and concurrent engineering. The biggest benefit, perhaps, is that they allow you to organize data in easily manageable units. Concurrent engineering refers to the practice of having several people, maybe even hundreds, work on the same project. If the design is created in one document then only one person can work on it. Creating several work packages provides the answer, by creating several documents under one root document. Each document (or work package) contains the portion of design that one person is working on - such as placing equipment in one compartment of a ship. "Publications" are automatically (see below) created at the locations at which different documents connect. Each work package thus 'knows' where it belongs within the product. If something is moved - say equipment to which a run connects - then the user will be alerted about it. The steps central to using work packages are explained below. Work packages must be organized in a certain way. See Organizing Work Packages to learn how to do it. 1. CREATE A WORK PACKAGE: To create a work package, select the product and, in the menubar, click Insert - New Product. In the simple example below two work packages have been created. One contains the equipment and the other contains the run and piping that connect the two pieces of equipment. Thus, the person who owns the equipment work package can open the document at the same time that the piping engineer is working on his work package.

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2. ADD DOCUMENTS: However, in order to be able to route from the equipment, the piping engineer will need to be able to see the equipment. In order to do this the piping engineer will need to import the equipment document. See Importing a Product for more information. Once he has imported both documents he can make the piping document active and begin routing in it. When he saves, the piping information will be saved in the piping document. 3. PUBLISH CONNECTORS: As stated earlier, publications need to be created so that a connection can be established to objects in other work packages. To take the example given above, the piping engineer has both documents open, but he has write access only to the piping document, which he created. When he routes between the equipment publications are only created in his own document. Publications are needed so that the connections between components are retained. To ensure that publications are created even when someone without write access to a document connects equipment, connectors must be published. In this case the equipment engineer needs to publish the connectors on the equipment in his document so that when the piping engineer creates runs publications are created on the equipment also. In most cases this is done when the part is placed, because most parts do not exist in isolation and need to be connected to something. To learn how to create connectors and publish/unpublish them see Creating Connectors.

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Saving a Work Package


This task gives a brief explanation about a simple save operation after creating or working on work packages. To learn more about the Save operation, and what the various options mean, you must see ENOVIA documentation. 1. Click the Save in ENOVIA LCA Server button 2. Click OK to save the work package. . The Save in ENOVIA dialog box displays.

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Organizing Work Packages


This task explains how you should organize the work packages that you create. This type of organization is usually done by an administrator. See ENOVIA documentation for more information on components. 1.Work packages must always be created at the same level in the specifications tree, under the Product. However, users can create "components" using the Component Editor, and group work packages under these components. 2.To create a component, expand your tree in the Product Editor so that the Product is visible. Right click on the Product, select Send To and then Component Editor. The Component Editor opens with your Product visible. 3.Right click on the Product and select Insert Child. In the Product pane that displays, make sure Generic Component is selected in the Type field. Enter a name for the component in the Product Component ID field, in this example PipingComponent. Make entries in the Name and Description fields (for informational purposes) if you want to, and click Add or OK. The component you created displays under the Product.

Make entries in the Name and Description fields (for informational purposes) if you want to, and click Add or OK. The component you created displays under the Product.

4.Save your changes.

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5.When you open the Product Editor again you will see three columns, with the first column showing the product and the newly created components, the second column showing the work packages and components, and the last column showing characteristics - if you select an object. If you do not see work packages in the second column then right-click on the product and select Open Assembly in Instance View.

6.To group one or more work packages under the component, right click on a work package and select Copy.

7.Next, right click on a component, and select Special Paste - Link. The work package will be grouped under that component.

8.Save your changes.

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Customizing for ENOVIA


This section discusses some of the set up and customizing processes for ENOVIA. Setup for Enovia Using Catalogs Resources That Must be Placed in ENOVIA

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Setting Up for ENOVIA


This task lists some of the options that need to be set, and steps that need to be taken, before using ENOVIA. In general, you need to do the normal setup procedure when you use ENOVIA. However, there are some processes that are done differently and these are listed in this task. They are explained in more detail elsewhere in this section. 1. Most project resources need to be saved in ENOVIA. The project resource management file needs to be set up so that it is pointing to resources in ENOVIA. 2. Some options need to be set differently. Click Tools - Options to get to the Options dialog box and then: q Select General and the Document tab. In the Linked Document Localization window select ENOVIA LCA and click the UP button. The ENOVIA LCA line should be the first in the list.
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Select Catalog Editor in the Infrastructure section. Check: Allow family component dynamic resolution in catalog. In the Folder field enter or navigate to the directory where resolved catalog parts will be generated. This only needs to be done before saving a resolved parts catalog in ENOVIA. You can leave the option checked.

3. Catalogs need to be saved in ENOVIA in a certain way. This is discussed elsewhere. 4. Cross document relationships: To ensure that cross document links are properly managed in the ENOVIA environment, you should correctly set the value of the resource "PublicationBasedConnections" in the project resource management file. See Understanding Project Resource Management for more information. Also, in both the CATIA and ENOVIA environments, the following environment variable should be defined: CrossDocLink=1

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Using Catalogs
This task gives an overview of how catalogs must be stored and used in ENOVIA. 1. Catalogs that are stored in ENOVIA must point to parts that are resolved. This means that no design table can be associated with them, and all values must be defined. 2. Only catalogs with descriptions that point to CATPart or CATProduct documents should be stored in ENOVIA. Catalogs with descriptions that point to text files must be kept on disk. Examples are design rules and standards catalogs. 3. The entire master catalog should not be stored as one entity. Users should divide their catalogs so that there are no more than about 500 parts for each catalog. Users should create a separate catalog for each family - gate valve, pipe with bends, etc. This is how the sample catalog provided with this application is organized. This type of organization is not only necessary to conserve memory resources, but is also easier to work with. See Creating Sub-Catalogs to learn how you can do this. Click here to see the list of resources that can be placed in ENOVIA.

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Resources That Must be Placed in ENOVIA


The following resources - identified by discipline below - must be placed in ENOVIA. As of Release 13, resources not mentioned here should not be placed in ENOVIA. HVAC Discipline RESOURCE HVACParts.catalog CATPspHVACLine.catalog HVAC_ANSI.catalog HVAC_ANSI_Equipment.catalog HVAC_ANSI_HVACFunctions.catalog HVAC_ANSI_Offsheets.catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Piping Discipline RESOURCE PipingParts-Resolved.catalog CATPspPipingLine.catalog PID_ANSI.catalog PID_ANSI_Equipment.catalog PID_ANSI_Instruments.catalog PID_ANSI_Offsheets.catalog PID_ANSI_PipingFunctions.catalog PipingSpecifications.catalog PipingSpec_F-Master.catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog This catalog needs to be regenerated and pushed every time you modify the Piping Parts catalog. This catalog needs to be regenerated and pushed every time you modify the Piping Parts catalog. Equipment Discipline RESOURCE PipingEquipmentAndNozzle-Res.catalog HVACEquipmentAndNozzle.catalog TubingEquipmentAndNozzle-Res.catalog WaveguideEquipmentAndNozzle-Res.catalog ElectricalEquipmentAndComponent.catalog Waveguide.catalog Waveguide_Equipment.catalog Waveguide_WaveguideFunction.catalog 3-D electrical catalog COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT

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Waveguide_Offsheets.catalog Structure Discipline RESOURCE AISC_Resolved.catalog AISC_Bigscale.catalog StructureMaterials.CATMaterial Tubing Discipline RESOURCE TubingParts.catalog CATTubTubingLine.catalog Tubing_SAE.catalog Tubing_SAE_Equipment.catalog Tubing_SAE_Instruments.catalog Tubing_SAE_OnOffSheets.catalog Tubing_SAE_TubingFunction.catalog TubingSpecifications.catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog This catalog needs to be regenerated and pushed every time you modify the Piping Parts catalog. Waveguide Discipline RESOURCE WaveguideParts.catalog CATPspWaveguideLine.catalog Electrical Discipline RESOURCE Electrical_ANSI.catalog Electrical_ANSI_Equipment.catalog Electrical_ANSI_Offsheets.catalog Electrical_ANSI_PartFunctions.catalog Electrical_Cables.catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams catalog Diagrams electrical catalog Hanger Discipline RESOURCE HangerParts.catalog COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT

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Conduit Discipline RESOURCE ConduitParts.catalog CATCndConduitLine.catalog Raceway Discipline RESOURCE RacewayParts.catalog CATRwyRacewayLine.catalog Other RESOURCE CATMidZone.catalog SpaceReservation.catalog CompartmentAccess-Resolved.catalog COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT

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Workbench Description
The Structure Design Version 5 application window looks like this: Click the hotspots to see related documentation.

Menu Bar Physical Plates and Shapes Tools

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Structure Design Menu Bar


This section presents the menu bar tools and commands dedicated to Structure Design. Start File Edit View Insert Tools Window Help

Insert
For... Plate See... Creating plates Creating end plates Creating shapes Creating small assemblies Placing and modifying standard endcuts Placing contextual endcuts Placing and modifying standard slots Defining cutback Creating a grid

End-Plate

Shape

Small Assemblies

Standard Endcut

Contextual Endcut

Standard Slot

Cutback

Grid

Naming Name Section section Characteristics characteristics

Tools

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For... Options...

See... Customizing

Project Using the PRM command Management -> Select/Browse...

Project Management -> Validation...

Checking a PRM File for Errors

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Physical Plates and Shapes

Creating plates Creating end plates Creating shapes Creating small assemblies Placing cutouts Placing and modifying standard endcuts Placing contextual endcuts Placing and modifying standard slots Placing contextual slots Defining cutback Splitting plates and shapes Merging plates and shapes

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Tools

Creating a grid Naming section characteristics

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Customizing
Before you start your first session, you can customize the way you work to suit your habits. This type of customization is stored in permanent setting files: these settings will not be lost if you end your session. 1. 2. 3. Select the Tools -> Options... command from the menu bar. The Options dialog box appears. Select the Mechanical Design category in the left-hand box. Select the Structure Design sub-category. The General tab appears.

This tab lets you define default colors for shapes and plates.

Color

Use the Shape and/or Plate color chooser to define the default color for shapes and plates respectively. By default, colors are as shown above. 4. 5. Set options in this tab according to your needs. Click OK in the Options dialog box when done. As an administrator, you can manage color settings via a VB macro.

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Glossary

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anchor point Corresponds to the point at which a section is anchored along the support axis

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cutback cutout curved shape Trims a shape to a plane The removal of a portion of a structural part to allow an item to pass through the part A structure having initial curvature

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endcut A shape feature, typically defined to configure the mating ends of the shape for proper connection with another shape. Endcuts are parametric objects stored in a catalog. Two types of endcut are available: q Standard: no contextual inputs; does not depend on any external object (other plates, shapes, planes, etc.) to be properly placed
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Contextual: multiple inputs; depends on external objects (other plates, shapes, planes, etc.) to be properly placed

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feature A design characteristic of a structural part. Typical examples of part features are cutouts, slots and endcuts

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non-planar plate A curved structure, typically cylindrical or curved walls, sheer and camber decks, and corrugated walls

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orientation Defines how the section is oriented around its anchor point

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plate A part cut from flat raw material stock, which may later be rolled or bent to a non-planar shape

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A flat structure, typically bulkheads, decks and floor plates Project Resource Management

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section shape slot small assembly Describes the shape representation of a stiffening part A linear, curved or twisted structure most frequently used to stiffen An opening to allow passage of structural parts (shapes or plates) A combination of structural parts used to connect together other structural parts (shapes or plates) in order to locally spread or transmit the load. Typically includes brackets, doublers, diamond plates, transitions Geometrical objects on which plates and shapes are built

support

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adding to user section catalogs anchor point(s) creating user sections attribute filter attributes creating

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catalog endcut slot small assembly catalogs in ENOVIA color plate shape command Contextual Endcut Contextual Slot Cutback Cutout End-Plate Grid Merge Name Section Characteristics

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Plate Shape Small Assemblies Split Standard Endcut Standard Slot contextual endcut Contextual Endcut command contextual slot Contextual Slot command converting older shapes and plates coping creating anchor point(s) catalog catalog endcut catalog slot catalog small assembly endplate grids plate shape small assembly user section catalogs customizing ENOVIA workbench settings Cutback command cutout modifying placing removing

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Cutout command

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document templates small assemblies documents saving

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edit properties edit properties of an object endcut catalog contextual standard endplate End-Plate command ENOVIA customizing setup Enovia create a product importing poduct organizing work packages save operation saving work package Enovia directory structure

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feature contextual endcut contextual slot cutout standard endcut standard slot feature dictionary filter shown properties

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generate resolved parts Grid command grids creating

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Merge command merging plate shape modifying cutout merge plates and shapes shape split plates and shapes standard endcut standard slot trim shape modifying design

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Name Section Characteristics command

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object edit or display properties of filter properties of object class managing Options settings

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parametric section catalogs parts parametric to resolved placing contextual endcut contextual slot cutout standard endcut standard slot plate color converting older merging modifying and deleting cutouts modifying and deleting slots splitting

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Plate command profiles sketching project resource management Access field checking errors file Location field selecting project Type field Visible properties edit or display edit, filter filtering publication based connections in PRM publications publish connectors

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removing cutout standard endcut standard slot

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save documents section characteristics mapping table

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sections define anchor point sketching profiles settings shape color converting older creating point-to-point extending merging modifying modifying and deleting cutouts modifying and deleting endcuts modifying and deleting slots moving splitting stretching trim to plane Shape command sketching profiles slot catalog contextual standard Small Assemblies command small assembly catalog creating Split command splitting plate shape standard endcut

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modifying placing removing Standard Endcut command standard slot modifying placing removing Standard Slot command

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tools Tools Options - Structure Design General trim to plane

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user features endcuts slots user section catalogs adding to creating user sections anchor point(s)

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V4 to V5 integration migrating sections

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work package