Piping > Piping > Tutorials > Exercise 3—Updating Piping Models > Changing and Updating Material Codes
Changing and Updating Material Codes
Use the sample files provided at <Creo load point>\Common Files\help\sample_models\piping when working in this exercise. It is recommended that you create a copy of the piping folder on your computer and set up piping data before you start working with the tutorial.
1. Create an Auto-Selection file.
2. Update the Specification Directory file.
3. Create a pipe segment.
Create an Auto-Selection File
1. On the Home tab, click New. The New dialog box opens.
2. Under Type, click Assembly.
3. Click OK to create a new assembly.
4. Click Applications > Piping. The Piping tab opens.
5. On the Piping tab, select the Spec Driven check box.
6. Click Spec DB. The Define Piping Specification dialog box opens.
7. Click to create a new file. The New File dialog box opens.
8. Under Type, select Auto-selection file.
9. In the Name box, type 1.
10. Click OK to open the file.
11. Under Select Stock Number Format, perform the following action:
In the Keyword box, select MATL_CODE.
12. Under Select Material Classification Code Format, perform the following actions:
a. In the Keyword box, select MATL_CODE.
b. In the Delimiter box, select _.
c. In the Keyword box, select SCH_RATE.
d. In the Delimiter box, select _.
e. In the Keyword box, select SIZE.
13. Click to add the displayed record to the Auto-Selection file.
14. Click to save the Auto-Selection file.
15. Click to close the current file.
Update the Specification Directory File
1. Click . The Open File dialog box opens.
2. Double-click piping_spec_dir.csv to open it.
3. In the Specification box, type 1.
4. In the Layer box, type 1_layer.
5. Click next to Auto Selection. The Open dialog box opens.
6. Double-click 1.ptd to select it.
7. Click to add the displayed record.
8. Click to save the file.
9. Close the Define Piping Specification dialog box.
Create a Pipe Segment
1. Click Create Pipe. The Create Pipeline dialog box opens.
2. In the Specification box, select 1.
3. In the Size box, select 100A.
4. In the Number box, type abc.
5. In the Create SubAssembly box, select STEAM-ABC.
6. Click OK. The Create Pipeline dialog box closes.
7. Click Set Start. The Define Start dialog box opens.
8. Select ASM_DEF_CSYS in the graphics window.
9. Click OK. The Define Start dialog box closes.
10. Click Extend. The Extend dialog box opens.
11. Drag a dragger handle along the z-axis and click Apply. A pipe segment is created.
12. Click Cancel. The Extend dialog box closes.
13. Click Piping Info. The Report Pipeline dialog box opens.
14. Under Type, click to display the pipeline report.
15. Select the pipe segment in the graphics window.
16. Click OK on the Select dialog box. The INFORMATION WINDOW opens.
The values for MCCS and STOCKNO are per the values defined while creating the pipeline.
17. Close the INFORMATION WINDOW and the Report Pipeline dialog box.