CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization

Module Three Isogen® - Implementation and Customization

In this lesson you will learn how to: • • • • • • • Set up an Isogen Main Directory Set up Isogen Project Folders Select example Borders for your isometrics Test and run Isogen for the first time on your system Set up your own border, or a client’s border Automate text updating in your own title block Adjust the drawing settings o Dimension settings o North Arrow orientation o Changing the North Arrow symbol o Continuation notes o User fonts o Part number enclosures o Rolled offset representation o Force drawing into one isometric Include Detail sketches Illustrate Restraints (supports, hangers, etc.) Modify the Bill of Materials Show Welding information Include Valve Operators, Dummy Legs, Field Welds

You will cover many aspects of working with the Isogen module in CADWorx

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Note: There are many HELP Files that ship with CADWorx Plant Pro’s Isogen. Look in the CADWorx Plant 2008\Isogen folder. You’ll see several sub folders. In these sub folders will be a collection of .pdf help files. You can use these as needed for further detailed information.

Many HELP Files are available

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Setting up an Isogen Main Directory Folder on your system • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click the Start button (lower left of your screen). Click Programs Click CADWorx Plant 2009 Isogen Click Project Manager Click Project Manager This starts the Isogen Project Manager Program. You should see the following dialog box. Starting Isogen’s Project Manager

Project Manager controls all the Isogen settings

Now you’ll set the main folder for all of your Isogen project drawings

Setting the main folder for all of your Isogen projects and isometric drawings. 6. Click the Create New Isometric Directory button (the first button on the left, gray in color).

You can set the main folder on the local drive, or on the network

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Click next to the C: (in the name box), and Type: Isogen_Projects (filling out the dialog box as shown.) • Specifying the main Isometric Directory for all of your Isogen Projects and drawings

You can create the main directory on a local drive or on a network drive

Note: If you want to create your folder on a network, click the Network button, and browse where you want your folder created. Then type Isogen_Projects (as shown in the previous step). Your folder will then be created at a network location. 9. 10. 11. Click the OK button. Click Yes (when asked in the next dialog box). You will see the system create the Isometric Directory (this is the main level directory). • Under the main directory (called the Isometric Directory), you can create multiple project directories

Creating a Project Directory 12. Click the Create New Project tool button (the second button over, yellow in color). • These Project Directories are your various projects, or jobs. They can contain client borders or settings specific to each particular project

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Fill out the New Project dialog box as shown. Name it Project_1

This is where you select the Borders you want to use, and tell the system to output the isos as DWG files (recommended)

Highlight Metric_Inch_A1, A2, and A3 (as shown). Set the Output Format to AutoCAD DWG. 14. Click the OK button after filling out the dialog box as shown. The system will create sub-folders for each of the drawing borders you selected, as shown next.

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16. Click the Network Button on the first dialog Select the Isometric (main level) directory by browsing across the network to it. If you have multiple projects. you would go through the previous steps as shown. you can “deploy” the project information to the various workstations b.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization • This is where you select the Borders you want to use. Select the Isometric Directory you’ve created (as shown previously). and then follow the steps shown next. then a. LLC Houston. Click the Create New Isometric Directory button (as shown previously). Click the folder named Metric_Inch_A2. TX USA 242 . To deploy the project information to the various workstations. You’ll see the following dialog box appear. 17. c. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. you would go to each workstation and start Project Manager. and the Project Directory’s information will be shown. that information will all come across. Written by Anthony W. • If you’re doing a network installation. and tell the system to output the isos as DWG files (recommended) If you’re working on a network. and you want to “deploy” the setup to various workstations.

Click the Apply button (this sets the “Metric_Inch_A2” border as the default). TX USA 243 . Minimize the Project Manager dialog box. 22. Start a new drawing (use a template). 19. 25. 24. LLC Houston. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization • This dialog box is where you access various settings for the Metric_Inch_A2 border • 18. and Start CADWorx Plant Professional. Set the Main Size to 6”. Create a simple drawing with the lengths as shown. Notice the tabs along the top. 23. 20. The Drawing Control and External Data tab will be useful later • Clicking the “Apply” button sets the “Metric_Inch_A2” border as the default border • Creating a simple CADWorx drawing for testing Written by Anthony W. Set the Spec to 150. 21. Click OK (for Settings Saved).

but you can also select different borders here. depending upon your system setup. • On this dialog box you’ll click OK for the test. 28. Written by Anthony W. Click Plant Click Accessory Click Isogen Click Isogen Out • Sending a drawing out to Isogen for testing The system will bring up the following dialog box. the Project Directory. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. 27.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Testing and Running Isogen 26. and also different projects (if available) 30. Click OK. 29. TX USA 244 . showing your Isometric Directory. LLC Houston. This screen may vary. and the Border it will use for the Iso.

• Viewing the generated Isogen isometric Written by Anthony W. and Press <Enter>. See the first video lesson in the Piping Module on how to connect components correctly. • Sending a drawing out to Isogen for testing Note: If you got an error message. LLC Houston. Click the Open Plot Files button to view the Isogen iso created by the system. 35. 32. TX USA 245 . Press <Enter> (to select components). or a “disconnect” message.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 31. 33. Window the objects in the drawing. 34. you probably did not draw the pipes and elbows touching each other. The system will show the following dialog box. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.

CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Testing on an A3 Sized Border 36. 44. 37. 43. to not save the iso. Close the Iso (click the X in the upper right corner of the drawing) and say “No”. and select the A3 Border. drawn on the A3 sized border. LLC Houston. TX USA 246 . Click OK Press <Enter> (to select components). 45. • Sending a drawing out to an A3 sized border for testing • 41. 40. 42. Viewing the generated A3 sized isometric • In a later section you’ll see how to bring in your own border. 38. Window the components in the drawing and press <Enter>. Follow the video to add components to the line and run it on different borders. 39. or a client’s border Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Click Open Plot Files to view the generated isometric. Click Plant Click Accessory Click Isogen Out Click the down arrow to choose a Style.

depending upon your system setup). LLC Houston. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. • 48. If it is available at the bottom of your screen. 46. Reopen Project Manager. Click on the Metric_Inch_A2 style (your screen may show a list or projects different than the illustration. Project Manager.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization • Restarting the Project Manager program • Clicking on the Drawing Control tab After viewing. In this next example you’ll view the settings in an A2 border. CADWorx Plant 2009 Isogen. Options that change the drawings appearance You can look at the options for any size border. Metric. All borders (Imperial. Project Manager. Programs. close the drawing. This will open up the drawing options that you can change to make the isometric look the way you want Written by Anthony W. You can set the switches to change Isogen settings on any of the borders available 47. click Start. If it has been closed. Click on the tab labeled Drawing Control. and Mixed Metric) have the same switches that can be set to make an isometric look the way you want. TX USA 247 . • This example uses an A2 border. click on it to bring it up for viewing.

Each tab can have multiple pages of settings. You can change any or all of the following settings. This will bring up the Options Editor for the Drawing Options. • This will open up the drawing options that you can change to make the isometric look the way you want You can see there is more than one page for each of the tabs On page 2 there are switches to change the appearance of rolled offsets on the isometrics • This will take you to the next page of settings. Written by Anthony W. TX USA 248 . • Restarting the Project Manager program • Clicking on the Drawing Control tab • The margins at the top right area of the dialog box can be changed to modify the position of the plotted iso on the page. Click on the Options File and Click Edit. Notice the figure at the lower right corner of the dialog box. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. This next section is to show you some of the many options that can be set in Isogen to change the appearance of a drawing. 50. 51. This can be useful later when you see how to bring in your own border.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 49. LLC Houston.

52. LLC Houston. 54. Click on the down arrow the lists the choices for dimensioning gaskets (under area with the 9 shown – this is “switch 9”. On page three you can instruct the system to add overall dimensions. 55.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Click on the Dimensioning tab at the top of the screen. Click on the Iso Style tab. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. • Changing how the dimensions across gaskets are shown • 53. On page 2 you can suppress the dimensions across small branches • On page 3 you can turn on overall dimensions Written by Anthony W. Click on the area in the lower right of the dialog box to go to page 2. Set it to have the Gaskets Included in Component Dimensions. 56. TX USA 249 . Notice on this page you can tell the system you want to turn off dimensions across small branches. 56.) See the figure below.

Click on the tab labeled Iso Content. LLC Houston. with or without hatching.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization There are several switches you could set here to change how your isometrics look.). Part Numbers look Which direction the North Arrow points How a Spec Break will look • On page 2 you can change how a Rolled Offset looks Click on the next page symbol at the lower right corner of the dialog box. 58. which way the North Arrow points. etc. Written by Anthony W. and how a Spec Break will look On this dialog box you could change how the • • • 57. 59. Notice on this second page you can change how the rolled offsets will be shown (a box. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. • This area lets you change the way Part Numbers look. TX USA 250 .

Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. 64. 63. The first page has options for changing how the coordinates on the isometrics are labeled. 66. Isogen will also label the text that is put into the TAG field on a Nozzle drawn in the Equipment Module. Written by Anthony W. There is also a switch to turn on Flow Direction Arrows over check valves on this page. • Isogen will label text in the TAG field on Nozzles or “existing” Long Weld Neck Flanges 65. Click on the area at the bottom to go to page 2. Also it will label any text put in the TAG field on any Long Weld Neck Flange that is set as “Existing” in a model. Page 2 has switches to turn on and modify how the system can label spool pieces in the isometric. TX USA 251 .CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 60. Page 3 has a switch to have Insulation and Tracing appear on the isometric. There’s also a switch to modify how the instruments are depicted. There’s a switch to turn on Valve Tags. • • • This area lets you enable Spool callouts You can modify how the Instruments are shown You can turn on Valve Tab labeling 62. 61. LLC Houston.

This will enable the User Fonts. LLC Houston. 72. 69. Click the button labeled Open. Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. In the lower left section of Page 1 is a place to set up the User Fonts.FIF. Click the Edit button.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 67. 78. 76. TX USA 252 . 68. This returns you back to the main screen for Project Manager. Click the tab named External Data. To set it – Click File (at the very top of the screen) and Click Exit. You will need to set them in TWO places (description follows – also see video as needed). Click (to highlight) in the space next to Options File. 75. 74. 73. if you want to keep them. Click on the Material List tab (at the top of the dialog box). Click the tab labeled Drawing Control. 77. 70. • Enabling User Fonts 71. Save any changes. This is disabled by default. Click on the file named FONTSTD. Click in the blank space next to Font Information File and Click the Browse button.

TX USA 253 . and select Ariel Unicode for the font. Once placed. 85. In the top left area is a place to turn on and select the User Fonts. and set its type to MISCL. Click on the Iso Style tab (at the top). Page 2 (on the Material List tab) has a place in the upper left area of the page to turn on/off the cut piece list. Click on the check box. the different types will be discussed. 80. 81. 83. This will produce a Field Fit Weld in the generated isometric. Click on the Material List tab (at the top). Click in the check box. LLC Houston. When you get to the section on the Material List later in this lesson. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. At the bottom of this page is a section to turn on User Fonts. you could double click the Weld Gap component to Component Edit it. If you wanted to (you don’t have to do so now) you could have the iso include a Field Weld symbol by placing a Weld Gap component in the piping model. • Setting User Fonts for the Bill of Materials Suppressing the cutting list • Adding a cutting allowance for Field Fit Welds Written by Anthony W. 84. You will use the standard Type 2 Material List at this time. and select Ariel Unicode. • Setting User Fonts for dimensions and labels • 82.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 79. On this page is also a section to set up the Material List type. In the upper right section is an area to set cutting allowances for Field Welds.

or elsewhere on the drawing.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization The Welding tab has settings for how Welds are displayed on the iso. click File and click Save. • Specifying your Border • Using your own Border • The border drawing you use must be saved as a 2004 dwg Written by Anthony W. You can also have Isogen fill out text entries within the border’s title block. See the section on Welding Information in a later part of this lesson. 86. A couple of important things you must do: a. LLC Houston. Bringing in your Company border or a Client border You can have Isogen use your own specific border. 87. Then click File and click Exit. Click the Apply button to save your settings. TX USA 254 . You must point to the border’s location using the Project Manager. or a client’s border. 88. At the top of the dialog box. It’s in the area labeled Drawing Frame. Lesson Five in the Isogen videos discusses the Project File Structure. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.

or 2009 drawing. 2006.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization b. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Isogen will not work if you use a border that is an AutoCAD 2005. or a Client’s Border 89. 2007. Click Save and Click Yes when prompted to replace it. Start regular AutoCAD. • Opening the border and saving it as an AutoCAD 2004 version • Specifying your Border • The border drawing you use must be saved as a 2004 dwg • 93. Using your own Border. 2008. Close AutoCAD. 90. Do a File. 91. At the bottom of the Save As dialog box. Open the drawing (in your “Examples” folder) named Client_A3_Border_0. Testing the border Written by Anthony W. 92. 94. set the Files of Type area to be an AutoCAD 2004. TX USA 255 . LLC Houston. The border you use must be saved as an AutoCAD 2004 drawing. Save As.

• Setting up the new border 96. In the Project Manager. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Click Browse. LLC Houston. 99. Click Apply. Browse to your Examples folder and select the Client_A3_Border_0 drawing. 97. In CADWorx Plant Pro draw a simple drawing that consists of some pipe. Click in the area called Drawing Frame. valve. TX USA 256 . This instructs the system to use your border now. and elbow (see the following figure).CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Assigning the new border to the Isogen Project 95. instead of the default border. Written by Anthony W. flanges. 98.

TX USA 257 . Test the border by running a simple iso using it as the drawing frame. LLC Houston.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization • Creating a small test model 100. • Generating an iso on the new border Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.

Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. LLC Houston. Isogen uses “Positioned Text” for this function. TX USA 258 . Click the Edit button. • Positioned Text – used to place text in a drawing • Opening the Positioned Text file 102. In Project Manager – 101. Click in the Positioned Text area.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Developing the Border – Filling out the Title Block Area Isogen does not use normal attributes to fill out the title block area like a regular AutoCAD drawing.

Written by Anthony W. since it is only six pages and has some useful information in it. This can be useful. Here’s an expanded version of one of the lines with the item labeled -6. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization This opens up the Positioned Text file that you can adjust to map the locations of pieces of text onto your border. a Character Width. The Positioned Text file can actually have more columns than shown above. TX USA 259 . don’t save any changes.pdf You should print out this file. It is found at C:\CADWorx Plant 2008\Isogen\Isogen_Utils\POS_Help. You can see from the file we opened in the previous figure that there is an item named -6. Right) and you can Rotate the text as needed. and a Character Height. a Y position. Close Notepad now. Note: Open the Positioned Text help file (a pdf file). • Looking at the contents of the Iso_A3 sheet’s positioned text file 103. Center. because you can specify the text’s justification and rotation angle as well. • Opening the Positioned Text help file • You can Justify the text (Left. Since Isogen was originally developed in Great Britain the values are in metric. LLC Houston. The numbers for position and height are in hundredths of a millimeter. It has an X position.

If you look at the following figures. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. TX USA 260 . LLC Houston. 2 is Right. you can see that the item labeled -6 is what Isogen uses to place the drawing title (it uses the pipeline name).CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization A Justification (column 11) of 0 is Left. The Positioned Text help file has the following information in it. 1 is Center. Written by Anthony W. The Rotation (column 12) can be set as needed (usually 0 or 90). • Some of the fields that can be brought into your title block and drawing • This area allows you to create User Fields that can be mapped into your drawing. You can create as many as 100 fields You will use this information to map some values into your title block.

CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Note: What they are calling a “User Defined Attribute Block” in the figure above is not something that comes from AutoCAD. LLC Houston. All units work the same here. 106. This brings up the Project Defaults dialog box. or anywhere in the drawing Click Project Defaults. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Click the Project Name (above the Metric_Inch_A1 – this example is showing an Ansi_B sized border. The Specifications area of the Project Defaults • In the Specifications area are some fields you can fill out and have them get placed into your isometrics automatically Written by Anthony W. and it is used differently than attributes and blocks are used in AutoCAD. • Opening the Project defaults dialog box 104. Click on the tab labeled Specification. In Project Manger – 105. TX USA 261 .) • The project defaults is where you can put text that can be mapped into the title block area. This is Alias’ own naming.

Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Tracing-Spec. For instance the Piping-Spec would be brought in using the code of -11.pos file (shown in a previous figure) starting with an -11 entry.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Any values in these fields (Piping-Spec. Click the Miscellaneous tab. • The Miscellaneous tab has additional fields you can store text information in. etc. etc. LLC Houston. You could do the same for the other specs. like InsulationSpec. In the Revision field . TX USA 262 . You would add a line to the ANSI_B. 109. 108. or anywhere on the drawing. 110. Insulation-Spec. and then have it mapped into your title block area. In the Batch/Area field – Type: 3400. 107. Then you would add its X and Y position.) can be mapped into the drawing or title block. In the Project Identifier field – Type: COADE 001-A25. and its height. Next you’ll map in some examples to see how this works.Type: A.

The dialog box shows 10 fields. but if you click the Append button (shown in the previous figure) you can keep adding new ones. Written by Anthony W. • The Attributes tab gives you User Defined fields you can fill out as needed and have them mapped into your title block or elsewhere on your drawing • Setting up values to be mapped into the title block • You can create as many as 100 text fields to map into your title block or drawing 113. Click on the Attributes tab. 112. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. You can create as many as 100 fields to use for text that can be mapped into your title block. Fill out the values as shown. LLC Houston. Click OK when done. TX USA 263 . These are User Definable fields.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 111.

• Scaling up the border into metric for an easy way to locate points for text placement 118. 116. Click on the node at Point 1. The first thing you need to do is come up with the coordinate positions for these pieces of text. 117. Turn on the Layer named Points.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Now that the text fields (Alias calls the “attributes”) have been defined. you’ll figure out where to place them in your drawing’s title block. 120. LLC Houston. 3250. Written by Anthony W. 114. Type: ID <Enter> 119. Open the :\\Examples\Client_A3_Border_0 drawing. • Opening the border and looking at the title block area 115. Set OSNAP to have Node turned on. Zoom All. you’ll get a value of 18864. Using an OSNAP Node. TX USA 264 . Zoom in around the Title Block area. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.

and make a list. Click on the Imperial_Inch_Ansi_B (or the border you’re working with). Now you’ll edit the Position Text file to set up the mapping In Project Manager. Save the drawing and close it. Click in the area for Positioned Text. Point Number Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 Pt 7 Pt 8 Pt 9 Pt 10 Pt 11 Pt 12 Pt 13 Location X = 18864 X = 18864 X = 31375 X = 31375 X = 31375 X = 28017 X = 28017 X = 35463 X = 39211 X = 39211 X = 39211 X = 39211 X = 39211 Y = 3250 Y = 1867 Y = 4409 Y = 3667 Y = 2451 Y = 1875 Y = 1465 Y = 1478 Y = 3972 Y = 3337 Y = 2702 Y = 2067 Y = 1432 • Getting the location of the point where a text label will be placed (mapped to) 121. • Locating various point locations to place text Written by Anthony W. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. LLC Houston.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Repeat for the other points. TX USA 265 . 123. 122.

LLC Houston. to open the positioned text file in notepad.pos. switch 6 lets you set a date format as needed (see videos). Client_Border_B_at_0. One comment : In this example above you mapped in a fixed date from one of the fields you set up (it’s listed as the –602 line of information). Click Edit. 126.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 124. or Client_A3_Border_0. Save the file under the name.pos file (not a . • The completed Positioned Text file • You’ll need to save it as a . You could have used a system date if you wanted to. 125.txt file. depending upon the border you’re working with (make sure you don’t save it as a . It would be done by using a –14 (instead of a –602 like you used). Also on the drawing options. TX USA 266 . Modify the file as shown. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. System tab.txt type file) Written by Anthony W. You’ll have to set the file type All Files).

130. The only thing you’d need to do differently is have a 90 for the rotation angle in the positioned text file. Click the Apply button. Click Browse and select the file you just saved. Click in the area for the Positioned Text file. Testing and viewing the results So you can see that Isogen allows you to fill out your title block as needed. you would use the same procedure. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. Click OK Test the border by running a simple example through it. 131. Written by Anthony W. TX USA 267 . • Using the new Positioned Text file you just modified • 129. Close Notepad In Project Manager. 128. If you wanted to use a border that had the title block running up the side of the drawing. LLC Houston. 132.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 127.

Lesson Seven Video One Video Two Video Three The Lesson Seven videos cover how to use and modify the different Bill of Materials Styles available with CADWorx and Isogen. the following line would map a text string into the title block area. Lesson Eight Video One Video Two These videos discuss Line Numbering and how to run the Isogen Batch command. are covered and you will see how they can be sent from the model to Isogen automatically. LLC Houston.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization For example . Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. but rotate it at 90 degrees instead of leaving it a 0 degrees. flow arrows. TX USA 268 . Written by Anthony W. Also the graphic symbols for a floor or deck penetration. etc. -601 31375 2451 0 318 0 0 0 0 0 1 90 Video Seven illustrates how to have the system set up your layer colors to match the standard Isogen borders.

Finally. You’ll also see how to get Detail Sketches of a Base Support to be drawn in the isometric.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Lesson Nine Video One Video Two Video Three In this lesson you will how to place restraints (hangers. this section illustrates how to get a Reference Dimension and Note to appear in an Isometric. LLC Houston. Written by Anthony W.) in the model and have them come into Isogen. anchors. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. base supports. etc. TX USA 269 .

CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Additional information (no videos associated with this section) Welding Information It is possible to have Isogen display Welding information on an isometric. Written by Anthony W. In Project Manger. It can list and number the welds in the drawing. Click on Project 1 • Setting the system for welding information on isometrics Click on the New Style button. TX USA 270 . 133. LLC Houston. The easiest way to see how this happens is to use one of the samples that are shipped in CADWorx (available in Imperial versions only at this time). Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies.

Written by Anthony W. You should have an isometric generated with welding information on it. 137. Fill out the New Style information as shown. TX USA 271 . Click Apply (Apply makes this the default border). LLC Houston.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 134. Click OK 136. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. • Use the Welding videos to see how to bring welding data into your own user border 135. Test your results.

For instance. LLC Houston. you can change the way Isogen labels the continuation notes when it breaks a drawing between multiple sheets. TX USA 272 . Currently it says CONT.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Alternative Text Isogen has a text file similar to Positioned Text that is called Alternative Text. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. ON DRG 2 • You can change some of the labeling that Isogen puts on an isometric drawing • This is handled through a feature called Alternative Text Written by Anthony W. This file is used for labeling various notes that appear on the drawing.

Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. In Project Manager. LLC Houston. Written by Anthony W. Click Edit. • Opening the Alternative Text file 139. • Looking at the Title Block Group in the Alternative Text file This shows all the text in this particular group that Isogen uses for labeling. 140. Click on the Title Block group. 141. 138. TX USA 273 .CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Let’s say you wanted to change the DRG over to DWG. Click in the area for Alternative Text. Click on the Group pull down menu (at the top of the screen).

Accessory. You can test this by drawing a router line in CADWorx with multiple changes of direction. and Exit) and click the Apply button. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. ON DWG . Buttweld LR. • It’s worth taking a look at the other groups in this file 144.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Change DRG to DWG. • Changing the way Isogen labels “CONT ON DWG” instead of “CONT ON DRG” Look over the other Groups in the Alternative Text file. Close the file (Click File. 143. When you run Isogen the system will break it into multiple isometrics. Auto Route. Save. This file contains many labels that are open for you to change as needed. then running Plant. Written by Anthony W. You will then see that it changed the continuation notes to CONT. TX USA 274 . LLC Houston. 142.

LLC Houston. • Setting up Square Elbows Written by Anthony W. This file also contains information on what thickness of lines it will use. Also. TX USA 275 . This file contains settings that affect the appearance of how Isogen draws some of its components – for instance rounded elbows or square elbows. and how big it will scale some of the fittings. Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. there is a section in this file for defining layers.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization • Viewing the change to the way Isogen labels the drawing continuation note The Data Definition File The Project Manager also has an are where you can modify the Data Definition File (similar to the Positioned Text file).

Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. • Opening the Drawing Definition File 146. LLC Houston. • Noting the area where Square Elbows are defined Written by Anthony W. TX USA 276 . 147. Click in the area for the Drawing Definition. Change the word for ELBOW from ROUND to SQUARE.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization Telling the System to Draw Square Elbows In Project Manager. 145. Click Edit.

ddf extension).pdf. Save the file (make sure it keeps a . Horn © 2011 CAD Training Technologies. The help file is titled DDF_Help. 149. LLC Houston. Written by Anthony W. TX USA 277 . Test it on your previous drawing and verify the iso came out with square elbows. The help file that comes in the CADWorx\Isogen\Isogen_Utils folder contains further information on this file.CADWorx® Video Training Series Module Three Isogen – Implementation and Customization 148.

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