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CADmep™ Users / Re: Looking for ITM to create a "quickdrop"
« Last post by cnash on Yesterday at 06:29:38 PM »
I got it to look and act like I want it to using convert 3d model, well almost.  It still splits the pipe but they are butt to butt so I think that will work.  Got it working fine in cad.  It is cid #928.  Loaded it into Revit and no dice :(

What do you mean by making a model list? By doing that it changes the cid to 1175 and that is supported?

We are using all 2018 products right now.  I wasn't even thinking about supported fab itms, kind of a bummer since I was excited about the finally working it cad.

Changing it to 1175 will make it work in Revit.
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CADmep™ Users / Re: Protect ITM file data
« Last post by cadbyken on Yesterday at 06:16:44 PM »
There are several out there afralisp.net.  Look for lisp tutorials online.

http://www.lee-mac.com/tutorials.html
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CADmep™ Users / Re: 40' Double Random
« Last post by cadbob on Yesterday at 05:23:29 PM »
LOL, Helps to think things through! Huh lol :)
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CADmep™ Users / Re: 40' Double Random
« Last post by dopefish on Yesterday at 05:22:18 PM »
Once again I may have answered my own question. My previous work was fine until one tried to use any connectivity. IE gripping a pipe end to a fitting. Then it would add a 21' piece and a second < 21' piece to fill the gap. I think it's because the original pattern for the pipe when it was made was set to 21'. I made new item with makepat 2041 and gave it all the same settings as my 21' except for the length and the material spec. It seems to be filling in with the correct lengths now, IE 21'<X>40'.
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CADmep™ Users / Re: Looking for ITM to create a "quickdrop"
« Last post by ChrisH on Yesterday at 05:13:01 PM »
I got it to look and act like I want it to using convert 3d model, well almost.  It still splits the pipe but they are butt to butt so I think that will work.  Got it working fine in cad.  It is cid #928.  Loaded it into Revit and no dice :(

What do you mean by making a model list? By doing that it changes the cid to 1175 and that is supported?

We are using all 2018 products right now.  I wasn't even thinking about supported fab itms, kind of a bummer since I was excited about the finally working it cad.
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CADmep™ Users / Re: 40' Double Random
« Last post by dopefish on Yesterday at 04:40:07 PM »
OK So it looks like I didn't fix the problem completely. 40' lengths come in fine until the end to end length needed is less that 40'. Then I start to get 21' lengths mixed in with lengths < 21'. So instead of cutting a 40' peice down it's cutting a 21' and adding a 21'. Anyone know how this is controlled?
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CADmep™ Users / Re: Access/branch Holes
« Last post by dexyweescot on Yesterday at 04:26:24 PM »
I have had a reply from autodesk, seems there an issue with the 2018 patch
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ESTmep™ Users / Re: Unable to Load Bitmap error message (ESTmep 2014)
« Last post by philm87 on Yesterday at 08:46:19 AM »
Yeah they were all originally PNGs, but they don't display at all now. Only way to make them display is by changing them to BMP files, but it still comes up with an error message occasionally saying it can't find the file. The error message says Bitmap whether it's PNG or BMP.

The problem seems to be worse with older files, which end up being unusable. As soon as you go to the item list or change practically anything, the error message comes up. New files it seems to accept that the BMP files are there. Having to download a trial of a newer version to get me through for the time being.

So frustrating as there appeared to be no reason for it happening, no new software installed, no windows updates etc. Seems to be no logic to fixing it either, I think it's just a terrible issue with the program that I've unfortunately managed to find. Never had any issues when it was owned by MAP!
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CADmep™ Users / Re: Looking for ITM to create a "quickdrop"
« Last post by madcad on Jul 18, 2018, 10:48:19 PM »
You are correct CID#912 would be more appropriate in this case and simpler. However I am working in 2017 and CID#912 is broken in this release for Revit. When I get the time I will report this to AutoDesk. I dont know if its fixed in 2018/19.
912 is the round tank pattern and is very flexible but the way it is broken is hard to report (connectors are mixed up).
1110 is also broken as in it does not respect material OD for round connectors but in this instance I have used rectangular and filleted to make round.
I have not come across a component that cant be created using the supplied CIDs without resorting to Convert3dmodel.
Conert3dmodel also increases file size dramatically in AutoCad (depending on the number of instances). Not sure about Revit.
Just check file size and then array an instance in AutoCad and you will see what I mean.

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CADmep™ Users / Re: Looking for ITM to create a "quickdrop"
« Last post by cadragon on Jul 18, 2018, 09:17:13 PM »
madcad point out that wrapping is a last resort and he is correct. Wrapping using a cadblock is not supported in Revit.  But I was talking about the Convert3dmodel and the making a model list from the resulting convert models. This results is a CID#1175 which is supported in Revit.  I created a sample of what I described in my previous post and it works as I think you wanted.

I haven't looked at CID#1110 much yet but I would think that CID#912 would be better in this case.  They are the same type of part but the 1110 is squarish and 912 is roundish.
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