i want to create a new pipe profile in AFX extension rather than using the dimension that comes defined as default how can i do it.
AFX models contain 2 major parts.
1) a model, driven by parameters (most of the time in the main assembly/part)
2) a TAB-file, containing a simple code language to push the values from the GUI to the model (see point 1)
Here is a small document explaining the language of the TAB-files.
What you need to do:
- alter the model, so it will be driven with the parameters you want
- alter the TAB-file, so it sends the right data to the right parameter in the model.
There are parameters that can be used by different models.
For example, a connector might read out the diameter parameter of the tube you select.
If this happens, the connenctor might get corrupt of won't work at all.
Best practice: if you alter for example the diameter (OD to ID), make sure that you don't throw away the original parameter.
Also, keep the old parameter updated with a relation (OD = ID + 2* t). This way, a connector that uses the OD, it will allways find the parameter, and the parameter is allways up-to-date.
I hope this helps you out!