A while back we walked through creating a custom symbol for a Plant 3D model. Today we are going to extend our customization to include a symbol for the iso. We will create a symbol that shows up in the bill of material and one that does not. First a little bit about the way […]
During my free time, I sometimes peruse help files…I know it’s a bad habit, but I can’t stop. While reading through the skeys.pdf (C:\CADWorx 2010\Plant\Isogen\Isogen_Utils) I ran across a skey that I would have had use for, but was not aware of. By default if you use a victualic spec, the ISOGEN iso will […]
We are proud to announce that the ECAD Database for CADWorx will be available in our store soon. We showed it briefly at CADWorx University 2010, and since then have gotten more features included. Download the feature walk through: The goal in creating this database was to add functionality that users request on a regular […]
A video demonstrating the new features for CADWorx Plant Professional, and CADWorx P&ID Professional has been posted on our YouTube site. Check it out below: Also we’ve posted a video of another new feature we are adding, the NOZZLEATTACH command: As always trying to keep you informed on the latest CADWorx news! I’ve included the […]
This one was pretty exciting to me. For those of us that have spent anytime trying to work with the symbol editor for ISOGEN, we all know the pain that IS the symbol editor for ISOGEN. Along comes a new hire in the Houston office of ECAD. Matthew Peters shows up, is given the task of taking learning ISOGEN, then writes this after spending about 2 weeks with the software. These are the people that A: make me sick 🙂 and B: I’m VERY glad are on my team, and YOURS! He’s made putting good looking supports, shoes, etc… into ISOGEN an easy step by step. This document should go with the rest of your ISOGEN Bible that I know all of you have saved around there somewhere.
Here’s a couple of screen caps from the document.
You can download the file here ISOGEN Symbol Editor pdf
With any luck we can hope for more of this great work from Matthew in the future.
Nozzles in ISOGEN
A small trick, that some might not know about getting Nozzle information into ISOGEN. Sometimes, we run into those pieces of equipment that just don’t fit the mold for what our Equipment module can do for us, or we get packaged equipment from a vendor with a good enough model to use in ours. That happens. This doesn’t mean however that we can’t get the equipment and nozzle info into ISOGEN.
If you have to use something other than CADWorx Equipment to make your equipment, make sure to use Long Weldneck (LWN) flanges for the nozzles. Once you’ve inserted the LWN in, do a component edit, and goto the TAG field. Type in your equipment name and nozzle number there. Isogen will then recognize what you are trying to do and make it into a nozzle for you on your ISO’s.