When designing a heat distributation system, the distributor pipe must be welded with a closed Cap, not an open one, or the water would flow out. When I place a generic Cap the geometry does display as closed, but when selecting a manufacturer's catalog such as Victaulic or Victaulic_si, all of the Caps display as open-ended. How can I place a Cap with a closed or welded end from a manufacturer's catalog?
The delivered Victaulic Caps do not define a positive value for the DomeLength property, nor is it mapped to the DataGroup property DomeLength in the matching XML mapping file. In any instance where a DataGroup property is not mapped to an applicable database value that property's geometry will not display, and in this case the property is the Dome itself. But when you select a non-Catalog based item there is no mapping so all properties are available.
In order to change this behavior for Caps you will need define a non-zero value for DomeLength in the applicable MDB file and add that property to the matching XML mapping file:
In this example an "A" was added to the end of the Product Code to make it clear which item's DomeLength value was changed from zero to eight (row 10). The value in this case was used strictly as an example, so the actual DomeLength values should be defined as needed for all rows.
This is the end result of placing that modified version above - a DomeLength value of 8 and of course the appropriate graphics. Note that the property DomeLength uses a display name of Dome Height which is shown in the Modify Component dialog.