There are three key files used when editing specs. In this video learn about the .pcat, .pspx, and .pspc files and where to find them in your project.
- [Instructor] When you install Plant 3D,…the out of the box specs and catalogs…are located by default on your C Drive.…So let's take a look to see where all these files reside.…So we're going to navigate to our C Drive,…and under our AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018 Content folder,…this is what the content looks like right here.…So we have a number of different catalogs…that you can see different pipes packs.…We have voice water, we have DIN,…the one that we typically will be using…is going to be the CPak ASME.…
So I'm going to go ahead and open that…and what you see here is where…all the specs and catalogs reside.…So you can tell a spec by looking…at the file extension here.…So for every spec we have two files.…We have a PSPx extension…and a PSPC extension.…So when we do any work with specs,…if we move any of these spec files,…we have to move both together.…If we move one without the other the spec won't work.…So always remember these work in pairs.…The catalog files have the extension PCAT.…
And these work individually.…There's only one component to each of these.…
- Using part filters
- Modifying parts
- Adding new parts to a catalog
- Using the Spec Editor
- Creating a new spec
- Adding components to a spec
- Editing parts
- Using Part Use Priority
- Editing specs in Excel
- Setting up and modifying a branch table
- Testing components and branch tables
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