An interesting question came to me the other day, in which a customer had reported that they had set their structure rules to follow a sump depth of 0.000’. Everything looked fine from the part properties, however when placed in Profile View, the sump did not appear to be at 0.000’ as defined by the rules.
The fact is that the sump was at 0.000’, and what they were seeing was actually the Floor Thickness (FTh) parameter of the part. This parameter is easily edited in Part Builder to get your pipes in profile view to display as desired. Much like my previous post regarding adding custom part sizes, you will only be editing the FTh parameter and adding a 0.0000 value.
Once this value is added through Part Builder, then all you need to do is save and validate the Part Family, and the command PARTCATALOGREGEN to refresh the catalog within your drawing. At that point the 0.0000 Floor Thickness can be changed right within your structure properties and also through your Parts List to give you the appearance of a “true” 0.000’ sump depth.