How to create custom plumbing components, e.g., a custom valve or a flange, using a user defined static cell?
Plumbing components like valves or flanges are inserted using a set of programs and the data from the catalog database (MDB files). So, to have a user defined static cell to be inserted as a valve or a flange, these things should be made sure to be in place:
Using scripting to have all of the above in place will ensure better control. The following video shows how a properties schema can be created.
The following video shows how to add a catalog type with proper attributes (i.e., discipline, name, MacroKey, properties schema etc.) assigned to it, using scripting.
In the following video, a new catalog item has been created, using scripting, within the catalog type that is created in the previous video. Default values of the properties are also assigned to it.
The next video shows creation of a MacroKey for the catalog type.
In the following video, a sub procedure is created in the required EntryPoint module and pointed to the required class module. The required class module is a newly created one. The process of creating that is also shown in this video.
The following video points out the mandatory requirements for the cell file.
In the next video, the new plumbing component using a user defined static cell is placed in a project and tested for associativity with the connecting pipes.