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Join the club.... I have been asking for this capability for 10 years now.... good luck...
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CADmep™ Users / EPS File
« Last post by TonyD on Jun 22, 2018, 02:18:09 PM »
Has anyone worked with converting EPS files into CADmep?
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Forthcoming Events / Re: MEP Force: Fabricating the Future
« Last post by bstacks on Jun 22, 2018, 01:57:30 PM »
Attaching details on abstracts
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CAMduct™ Users / Display Correct Connector on 3D Viewer/Quick Takeoff
« Last post by Dean Huynh on Jun 22, 2018, 05:44:51 AM »
Hi champs !
Came across something today that I don't understand how it should be fixed, please any help is appreciated !

Is there any way to get the connectors of the inner skin (for double skin items) display correct on 3D Viewer.
For example in this photo below, I pick the outer skin to be 25mm Turn In which it's displayed correctly on 3D Viewer, but I also pick the inner skin to be 25mm Turn In and it just shows as an RE not 25 TI as aspected.

Please see photo for detail.
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CADmep™ Wish List / Re: Elbow ROLL information
« Last post by Darren Young on Jun 21, 2018, 08:26:38 PM »
GTP
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General Discussions / Re: Spool count
« Last post by Darren Young on Jun 21, 2018, 08:25:27 PM »
I used "Item Qty" along w/Spool Name because typically when modeling, there's only ever a Qty of 1 for any Item.  EST/CAM are more likely to have a Qty greater than 1.

If you have ITM's w/a Qty more than 1, use could use another report print object like "Item Blank Qty" that's likely to only be 1 on any ITM.

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CADmep™ Wish List / Re: Elbow ROLL information
« Last post by VirtualPilot on Jun 21, 2018, 07:24:19 PM »
Sure wish Andy was still here!  ::) >:(

Anyone know where he ended up at?
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Yes, we are 1 year in now. Never looked back.

We had a mixture of Revit and CADmep guys.
For just modeling our CADmep guys were up to speed in a week but they took quite a while to get the hang of setting up drawing and views etc. Its quite a learning curve. If you just want to model you only need to learn about 3pc of Revit.
The Revit guys fell into two camps. Some of them embraced it straight off due to having all the content we use available to them and not having to trawl the internet for something that looks familiar to the part they want and kind of works. Some of them complained, such as "I could do that with families" or "Its a pain having to reload my database when you add parts into service". It boils down to them moaning that they cant fudge it if it wont work in the real world and having their content managed so they dont fudge it.

We use Families for Plant, Equipment and Hangers.
We have created automated routines using the Revit API for spooling.
We are going to look at integrating with our Total Stations for setting out. I envisage a Family that can just be viewed in a schedule of coordinates.

BTW we create and manage all our own content and that part of the transition was straight forward.
If you have a solid content database that all works together you should have no problem but if your content is a bit iffy and you have gotten use to canceling connector / specification mismatch errors etc in CADmep you might have some corrections to make.

One tip that we fell foul of is split your models up into manageable chunks at the start. We have found that if you have more than a couple of people working in a single model syncing takes an age and work can be lost.
Also once you start a model in a particular Database its locked to that Database forever. It is in Version 2017 anyway.

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Just curious who's made the jump to Revit Fabparts for modeling, coordination and fabrication for plumbing and what workflows you've implemented for hangers, spools, trimble etc.
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General Discussions / Re: question for plumbers
« Last post by Naysh on Jun 21, 2018, 05:03:13 PM »
Gotta use a combo instead of san tee.  I made that mistake early on when I began detailing and was corrected.
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