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Creating CADWorx 2013 Specifications and Adding Components to the
Specification FAQ

Question:

How are components added to User Created Specifications in CADWorx 2013?

Answer :

Components can easily be added to the CADWorx 2013 Specification Catalogues and
Projects by following the instructions below.

Please note that we are going to be creating an Industry HDPE Specification Catalog and
Project and adding a Buttweld Elbow Component containing the following sizes and
dimensions to the newly created Catalogue.




Open the specification editor and click on the Spec Editor Beach Ball and click on the
New Catalogue option as seen below.



Next, create a name for either a Global or Industry Catalog to which the HDPE components
will be added and select the correct Unit Type and click on OK as seen below.
















Next, click on the Size Table command, to add a new Size Table to the Company Catalog
as seen below.



Insert a suitable name for the Size Table as well as a description (if required) and a Part
Number. Fill in the required information and click on OK as seen below.






















Next, double click on the newly created Size Table to open it. Right click in an open space
inside the size table and click on Add Standard Size option as seen below.



Reference information from the Specification Data Sheets to add all the Standard Sizes
found in the relevant tables.




Check the referenced Standard Sizes that will be available for this particular Industry
Catalog as seen below and once completed, click on the OK once completed.



The Non Standard Sizes now need to be added accordingly. In the HDPE_Sizes table right
click and click on the Add New Size table as seen below.




Again information from the Specification Data Sheets to add all the Non Standard Sizes
found in the relevant tables.




















Using this method, add all the Non Standard Sizes that will be available in this Industry
Catalog.



The Actual OD, Description and Part Numbers for each of the added sizes can be
inserted accordingly as seen below.







A similar procedure can then be followed to add and edit Material Tables. Create a Material
Table template by clicking on the Material Table command as seen below.



A name now needs to be created for your Material Table as seen below.



Open the Material Table and right click in an open space. Click on the Insert Row option
as seen below.




Using this method, Material Data can then be added to the Material Table. Materials can
also be assigned to specific Component Types as seen below.



Next, click on the Schedule Table command to add a new Schedule table to the Industry
Catalog as seen below.












A name now needs to be created for your Schedule Table as seen below.



Open the Schedule Table and right click on an open space. Click on the Add Schedule
option as seen below.























Standard Schedules and Non Standard Schedules can now be added to the Schedule Table
by either clicking on the Move Right button or by clicking on the New Button as seen
below.



In this case the Non Standard Schedules can be referenced from the Specification Data
Sheets and added to the Schedule Table as seen below.





Next, click on the Thickness Table command to add a new thickness table to the
Company Catalog as seen below.

















A name will then be required for the Thickness Table. The Thickness Table is built up using
information from selected Size Tables and Schedule Tables as seen below. Select the
relevant tables and on the OK button once complete.



The Thicknesses can then be added by referencing the relevant Schedules and Nominal
Bore Sizes from the Specification Data Sheets as seen below.








End Type Table templates can be created by clicking on the End type Table command as
seen below.


A Name and End Type will then need to be assigned for this End Type Table. The Type of
End Type selected will determine what columns will be made available in the Table. The
relevant Size table will then need to be selected and the available sizes that this End Type
will apply to can be filtered by clicking on the button next to the Size Table option as seen
below.
















This End Type Table can be made available for specific Sizes by checking or unchecking
Sizes as seen below.



The dimensional data for this End Type can now be inserted into the End Type Table
accordingly. In cases similar to this example, the CADWorx Spec Editor will accept 0
values in this table.



Next, click on the Category Table command to add a component Category to the Table
Tables folder as seen below.



As an Elbow is being added to this Catalog, an Elbow Category needs to be selected as
seen below. Click on OK once selected.



Click on the Data Table command to add an Elbow Data Table to the Elbow Category as
seen below.




A Name, Type and relevant Size Table will then need to be set for this component. Once
the Size Table has been selected click on the icon next to the Size Table field to select in
which sizes this Elbow will be made available as seen below.



Check the required sizes and click on OK as seen below.





End Type Tables and Part Numbers can now be added to the component if required. Once
complete click on OK as seen below.



Column Names can be referenced by accessing the Properties palette to ensure that the
correct dimensional values are placed in the correct columns. This can be done by clicking
on the View ribbon and checking the Properties check box as seen below.





Column names can also, optionally be customized to match the columns in the
Specification Data Sheets as seen below. This will minimize the chance of error in any
future or current customization for this component.


























The dimensional and weight data of the Component can now be added to the Data Table
by referencing the Specification Data Sheets as seen below.





Using the same steps as above a catalog can be built up of many different components.
Once the catalog has been built up correctly, use the Spec Editor Beach Ball to save the
current Specification Project file as seen below.



Components from the catalog can now be inserted into a specification Project which can
be created by going to the Spec Editor Beach Ball and clicking on the New Project
option as seen below.















A Name will need to be given to the Specification Project and newly created HDPE Catalog
file will need to be specified as the Default Catalog as seen below. Automated Long
Description and Part Number attributes can also be defined by clicking on the Long Desc
Format and Part Number Format buttons. Click OK once this menu has been
completed correctly.



A Specification can now be added to the Project file by clicking on the Add Specification
button as seen below.














Information pertaining to this Specification can then be added and selected as seen below.
Click on the OK button as seen below.






















Materials can also be assigned to specific components in this Specification by clicking on
the Material Assignment Setup button in the Properties palette as seen below.





Schedules can be assigned to specific sizes in the Specification by clicking on the Schedule
Assignment Setup button in the Properties palette as seen below.





Double click on the newly created Specification to open it. Tables and information from the
Default Catalog can now be selected and inserted in the Edit Component. Once all the
relevant information has been selected and specified click on the Add button to add the
component to the specification.



Complete Specifications can be created by adding components and information from the
Default Catalog. Lastly use the Spec Editor Beach Ball to save the current Specification
Project file as seen below.











Close the Spec Editor and load the Project file into the CADWorx Setup Menu as seen
below.



The added component can now be placed off the Spec View Palette as seen below.





CADWorx will use the Data File dimensions from the Catalog to model in the component as
seen below.



The Intelligent Data Specified in the Specification will be stored within the component and
can later be extracted to a Bill of Material or Isometric Drawing.





Using a similar process as described above, a multitude of Intelligent Components can be
added and to Specification Catalogs and Projects ensuring CADWorx meets all Specification
and Company standards.


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