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Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

Create pipeline

Place fitting

Make fitting flexible

Expand the feature list of the flexible fitting - still in pipeline. Don't open the fitting. itself

To modify the fittings flexible value you have to edit the feature that defines the flexibility in the fitting.

In my case it's a datum plane in the fitting.

 

I have no values preset on  the fitting. After modified the fitting on the pipeline the fitting itself is unmodified.

 

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

That seems to work just fine for flexible dimensions. Thank you for that. Any idea how to do this with flexible parameters? 

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

It should work the same way.

Preparation of the fitting component

You have to define which parameter that is flexible on the part or assembly that is the fitting to be placed.

File/Prepare Flexibility - choose parameters and pick the ones that is flexible.

 

Then when you place the fitting you can change both dimensions and parameters without modifying the part or assembly itself. The parameter i.e. "Designer" is flexible 

 

 

 

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Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting


 Then when you place the fitting you can change both dimensions and parameters

But again, I'm not worried about specifying flexible values when I place the component, rather later in the process when I want to change those values. To me, it looks like changing a flexible dimension from the model tree works, and doesn't affect the standalone part file at all. However, when modifying a flexible parameter in the Parameters dialog box for that part, it will save that new parameter value to the part file upon saving the assembly. 

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

I haven't found a way to change the parameter after the fitting is made flexible the first time.

 

Then I have to remove the flexibility and make the Component flexible again and remember the values it had and the parameters value the fitting had and enter the same or change some values.

 

I haven't found a way to open the flexible window again to change values.

(The window I had when I made the fitting flexible the first time)

 

If I change parameters to the fitting/ or via model tree the origin Component is changed. 

 

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

That's precisely my problem. Thanks for the bit about the flexible dimensions though. That may help me in certain cases, but unfortunately not this particular one.

 

I really can't understand why Creo won't let us re-access the window you enter values into initially. An amazing oversight. 

Re: Pro/PIPING flexible parameters in a pipeline fitting

Hi,

 

Suddenly it worked to open the window again. Selected the flexible fitting and followed below. I got access to the window  again. So that I can change both params and dimensions again.

 

PTC support pages

For Flexible component (Use anyone of the following option):

  • Select the flexible component and click right mouse key > Edit Definition > Flexibility Varied Items