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Materials are only one aspect of a specification or catalog. Another equally important aspect is the reference table. Two types of reference tables are delivered with Material Editor, a standard set of tables, referred to as standard reference tables, and list tables.

Standard reference tables are used by Smart Isometrics to determine material selection given a specific set of circumstances, such as bore size, bend angle, and so on. List tables, however, are used only by Material Editor in conjunction with the build rules to assist in the automatic generation of item codes, descriptions, and SKEYs when using the Material Builder to create new materials.

The standard reference tables listed below are included in the ReferenceDataTemplate.mdb file delivered with the software.

Reference Table



Controls the assignment of bends and elbows based on bore size and angle.


Determines which branch component type to use based on bore size and type.


Controls the assignment of bolts and defines the quantity to use for a specific item code.


Defines which item code to use given a specific component type.


Controls the assignment of first choice and second choice flanges based on bore size.


Controls the assignment of valves based on bore size.


Defines the category (fabrication, erection, or offshore) that is assigned when a component is placed in Smart Isometrics.


Defines the category (fabrication, erection, or offshore) that is assigned when a component is placed in Smart Isometrics.


Controls the check minimum tube lengths function in Smart Isometrics.

Although the reference tables are always present when you create a new database, they are usually empty.

You can view the reference tables in the current database by selecting the Reference Tables tab on the Database window. The Reference list displays a tree view: one node contains the standard reference tables and the other node contains list tables. Both types of tables are further subdivided into folders that you can open and close to view their contents.

Reference Table Manager

The Reference Tables tab only lets you to view reference tables and their associated data. To manage your reference tables, you must use the Reference Table Manager. The Reference Table Manager enables you to create new reference tables (standard tables and list tables) and delete existing tables. You can also rename folders and move reference tables between folders using cut, copy, and paste.

To open the Reference Table Manager, select Reference Table Manager Reference Table Manager on the Reference Tables tab in the Database window. You access all of the Reference Table Manager functions using a shortcut menu.

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