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After discussing this with another CAMduct user, I get a confirmation that the "Length" field mentioned in the settings of Stiffener (for tie rods) is actually the width and the height of a duct, not its length.

This is actually better this way.

Correct....think of it as "TieRod Length" not duct length.
CADmep™ Users / Icon transparency in 2018 - 2019
« Last post by WilliamNY on Sep 21, 2018, 09:07:44 PM »
I've got custom icons in my ribbon. In previous versions of Fabrication (such as 2016) all I had to do was make sure that the background was set to a certain shade of gray and it would disappear when the buttons were loaded into the ribbon. I'm aware that 2018 and forward won't be doing that any more.

So, the logical next step is to make icons out of .pngs with alpha channel transparency for background. And for some reason, when I load them into the ribbon, they show up with a BLACK background!

Obviously, this isn't a work-stopper - it just looks messy and unprofessional.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions?

CADmep™ Users / Re: Duct Item Status in CADmep
« Last post by aloisiarai on Sep 21, 2018, 05:32:47 PM »
FYI. Earlier this morning, I moved the Section Layer Tag to the right as seen in the attachment and soon after Autocad wouldn't let me save. It took me 2 hours to figure out that this little change caused me a major headache.
General Discussions / Re: Bluebeam 3D export with FAB parts
« Last post by JAA on Sep 21, 2018, 03:46:58 PM »
Yes, it seems there is an issue with the latest version. I updated Bluebeam 2018.2 a couple weeks ago, and hadn't used the 3d pdf function until I saw this post. If any fab parts are in the drawing it immediately crashes cad.   In Navis it just ignores the fab parts and plots the solids. It was functional in the previous version 2018.1 as I was doing 3d pdf's for a job quite often. It was before the the plug-in for 2019 cad was available tho, as I was utilizing Navis 2018v for these exports. 
General Discussions / Bluebeam 3D export with FAB parts
« Last post by edsharp on Sep 21, 2018, 01:43:33 PM »

   i just downloaded the free trial of bluebeam CAD with the hopes of sending 3d verification drawings to the field.
I have not been able to successfully create a 3D pdf with fabrication parts in it, works with solids but crashes out cad when i add a fab part..... is it a me thing or has this been an issue?
CADmep™ Users / Re: xSize not pulling in size block
« Last post by cadbyken on Sep 21, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »
Yes on Fab annotation
No, not in vertical.  These are in plan view.  Same result on multiple monitors.  I will try to make a video and post when I have the time.
CADmep™ Users / Re: Duct Item Status in CADmep
« Last post by dbanker on Sep 20, 2018, 09:00:23 PM »
I did find that setting cadbob. That will be our method.

The FabViewer idea is a great visual tool also.
CADmep™ Users / Re: Duct Item Status in CADmep
« Last post by cadbob on Sep 20, 2018, 08:02:07 PM »
Is there a way to show in the drawing the status of the duct? For example, I want to highlight or shade the duct that has been installed on the job. I've changed the status of the installed duct in my drawing but want a visual representation in my drawing.

Yes you can see attached, it will put the Status you set items to the Status layer you set
General Discussions / Re: Cursor not displaying in viewport
« Last post by APD.Orphan on Sep 20, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »
Have not logged on for a while. Thank you for all your suggestions. Im going to try it out.
CADmep™ Users / Re: Duct Item Status in CADmep
« Last post by bobcat09 on Sep 20, 2018, 04:03:38 PM »
FAB Viewer allows you to view by Item Status, using the color assigned in the database. Enable Render Mode in your right click context menu. Not ideal, but the only built in way to view by Status that I'm aware of.
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