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tony_72000
Posts: 80
Registered: ‎08-29-2007
Message 1 of 5 (1,155 Views)

DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff - MEP 2012 (UK) Profile

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07-01-2011 02:27 AM

I came across a problem yesterday when trying to add a 200Ø shoe branch take-off from a 355Ø header duct.

 

The boot didn't seem to attach to the duct correctly. It looked like the shoe wasn't even touching the duct!

 

It seemed to do this no matter what size either duct was.

 

I starting to check the UK content files located here:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 2012\enu\MEPContent\UK\Ductwork\Round\Branches

 

I found out that it seems some bod at Autodesk had placed a copy of the drawing and the bmp file in this location and modified the DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.XML file for testing perposes and didn't bother to put it back!

 

After modifying the XML file to point to the proper locations of the drawing and image it now work as expected.

 

Anyone else seeing this? I have checked this on to installations and they are both the same.

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CADmonkey_UK_Building_Services
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎01-15-2009
Message 2 of 5 (1,131 Views)

Re: DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff - MEP 2012 (UK) Profile

07-03-2011 04:12 AM in reply to: tony_72000

I've been seeing it! I thought I was going mad. Thanks to you, I've fixed it and raised an SR notifying them.

 

I wonder if they get paid the same money as professionals?

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tony_72000
Posts: 80
Registered: ‎08-29-2007
Message 3 of 5 (1,117 Views)

Re: DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff - MEP 2012 (UK) Profile

07-04-2011 01:15 AM in reply to: tony_72000

I bet they don't... You drop pay, you drop enthusiasm... Fact of life.

 

I've got so many problems with AutoCAD as a whole, I don't know where to start!

 

Please let me know what reply you get from them?

 

Thanks.

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martin.schmid
Posts: 1,297
Registered: ‎11-16-2005
Message 4 of 5 (907 Views)

Re: DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff - MEP 2012 (UK) Profile

09-12-2011 12:33 AM in reply to: tony_72000

It seems the fix for this is:

 

Delete the .dwg and .bmp from:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 2012\enu\MEPContent\UK\Ductwork\Round\Branches

 

Edit "DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.xml" as follows (or, overwrite with the attached XML)

Replace:

Round\Branches\DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.bmp

with:

BMP\DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.bmp 

 

Replace:

Round\Branches\DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.dwg

with:

DWG\DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff_UKM.dwg

 

You will likely also need to CATALOGREGEN after making this change.

 

Also, I've attached a screenshot of before and after.

 

Hopefully this addresses the issue for those that run into it.  If not, please post back.

 

 



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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rickydeanwatcham
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-05-2011
Message 5 of 5 (884 Views)

Re: DW144 Round Duct Shoe Branch Takeoff - MEP 2012 (UK) Profile

09-12-2011 05:10 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Thanks Martin.

Thats fixed it.

 

Ricky Watcham

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