Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welded Steel Pipe Part Family

This Part Family is brought to you by Kiewit. They hired me in college as an intern and I got a shirt from them a few months back, so when I got a request for a part family I thought I’d help them out. Well it’s not really a Part Family, but an unedited video on how to create your own.

The location of the part families is something similar to this: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2010\enu\Pipes Catalog\US Imperial Pipes\Circular Pipes\

I made some mistakes in creating the part family. You will want to enter the wall thickness as inches. I converted the wall thickness to feet, which is incorrect. I went back in and changed the value, but was having difficulty getting the pipe already in the drawing to show correctly. If you do it correct from the start you shouldn’t have that problem. The video doesn’t have any sound.

The XML Notpad and GUID Generator may be found on the Microsoft site.


Anonymous said...

When following this process, the steel pipe family does not appear in the "getting started - catalog screen." Why wouldn't it show up?

Christopher Fugitt said...

I'm not quite sure what you mean about the "getting started - catalog screen." I imagine it won't show up because it's not a standard one. Why not just add it to a parts list and then use it from there?


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