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Valves and Actuators: possible combinations, what works and what doesn’t work

February 2, 2017
    actuator  → 

 valvebody  ↓ 

catalog std catalog block catalog python
catalog std yes yes yes*
catalog block no yes ?*
catalog python no yes ?*

*for details, please see:


Some explainations:

Catalog blocks for actuators are working in the most cases. If you prefer creating your AutoCAD blocks by Python scripts, you still can do that, this workflow helps you to do this more efficiently:

Mass generation of actuator blocks for use on custom made valves

Please note that if you create a Plant block using PLANTPARTCONVERT, that you do not define a port, the actuator block doesn’t have a port. The connecting point to the valve is defined by the origin of the AutoCAD block.



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    1. AvatarHartmut

      Hi martin,
      The sector “catalog python” is not acceptable.
      Please provide a solution!