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Intersect with MassElement - Pipes.

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04-14-2012 06:07 AM

Ok so I know the technical answer is to use Navisworks Manage but I'm not switching apps to design pipework and I have not got £7K so I need annother solution.


I am trying to use the pipe.intersectwith function to interact with a MassElement (converted from a Sat file from RevitStructure)


I have pipcked the network and mass element, iterated through the network to each pipe and then run intersectwith. Initially I used the Com version VarPts = Opipe.intersectwith(entity,extend.none) but this seems not to like the mass element. I also tried the Net version but I cant find out how this is applied and what I would return (I need a coordinate XYZ)


I tried importing and defining the AecMassElement and got an error due to referances.


Still not sure what the best way to go about this is. All I would like to do it to scan through the network and test each pipe and structure for an intersection with the MassElement object and report and insert a block where the intersection is.


I have a simmilar function working for a line Vs. Surface whereby it reports the position of an intersection so I know that for the most part the code is correct apart from the interaction between these objects.


Any ideas of pointers would be greatfully accepted.






Mike Evans

Civil3D 2013 / 2014 British UK
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~4.0GHz With 32768MB RAM, AMD FirePro V4900, Dedicated Memory: 984 MB, Shared Memory: 814 MB

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