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#74220 - 11/21/19 01:33 PM Substituting .dwg for Standard Piping Component
SaturnV Offline
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I saw a "how to" in a document on how to substitute a .dwg into the .cat file for a piping component. In this case it is a reducing coupling. I put a SUBDIRECTORY/DWGNAME information in the .cat file and it did not work. So I am trying to troubleshoot what the issue is.

Can someone point me to where this file might be or, even better, might suggest something to try to fix it?

SaturnV

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#74221 - 11/21/19 02:15 PM Re: Substituting .dwg for Standard Piping Component [Re: SaturnV]
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Have you enabled "Graphics Overlay" in your piping rules?

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#74222 - 11/21/19 03:06 PM Re: Substituting .dwg for Standard Piping Component [Re: mphipps]
SaturnV Offline
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Thanks. It was set to off so I then reset it.

It is now set to Enhanced Graphics, but it is still not showing up.

Does this need to be created in straight AutoCAD or CADWorx?

SaturnV

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#74225 - 11/21/19 10:59 PM Re: Substituting .dwg for Standard Piping Component [Re: SaturnV]
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You will also need to run CONVERTENHANCED on any existing piping components containing this component.

Also the location of the enhanced graphics block is important. I have seen issues where it was not located at 0,0,0 but far away so then the enhanced graphcis displays way outside the current model.
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#74239 - 11/25/19 08:11 AM Re: Substituting .dwg for Standard Piping Component [Re: Vanman]
SaturnV Offline
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Thanks VanMan.

Also, for those of you who are wondering where this is documented in the 2019 CADWorx Plant Users Guide, look at pp 314-328.

SaturnV

PS. I had to do type COMPONENTDWGBLOCKEDIT at the command line to get it to work.


Edited by SaturnV (11/25/19 08:12 AM)

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