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alan.skipper
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Cable Tray Orientation

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07-20-2011 03:47 AM

Why won't MEP keep the same tray orientation.

 

I need the open side of the tray outwards all the time, as if I was installing the tray to follow the line of a wall and ceiling. MEP does not seem to be able to understand this basic installation concept.

 

Cheers

 

Alan

 

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Keith.Brown
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Re: Cable Tray Orientation

07-22-2011 12:24 PM in reply to: alan.skipper
Its a quirk of mep. It does the same thing for all other trades. Its noticeable on the tray because the top is open. Its a big problem with duct also. You tell a takeoff to be on the bottom of the duct and it will come out the top.

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alan.skipper
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Message 3 of 10 (713 Views)

Re: Cable Tray Orientation

07-23-2011 01:48 AM in reply to: Keith.Brown

So once again the software is hopeless and bears no relationship to the real world what so ever. I keep wondering how all of these large companies that keep singing the praises of AutoCAD MEP manage, I believe that Revit MEP has the same problem.

 

Do Autodesk not realise that this is a very common way of installing cable tray, cable trunking and cable ladder? If not why not since I'm told that Autodesk consulted many engineers when developing this software (I don't think so) Or maybe these engineers had never actually been on a construction site!

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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martin.schmid
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Re: Cable Tray Orientation

08-05-2011 12:36 AM in reply to: alan.skipper

I've logged this issue for our development team to investigate with reference number 1412405



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

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alan.skipper
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Message 5 of 10 (544 Views)

Re: Cable Tray Orientation

12-24-2011 06:47 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Hello Martin.

 

Still no news on this issue then?

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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dvclark5
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Message 6 of 10 (528 Views)

Re: Cable Tray Orientation

12-29-2011 11:59 AM in reply to: alan.skipper

I have had this issue as well.  It takes alot of time, but I resorted to using 3DROTATE for each piece.  Luckily I didn't have a large amount to do.

 

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alan.skipper
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Re: Cable Tray Orientation

03-29-2012 08:34 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Nearly a year since I logged this problem, no solution yet then????

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s.lawrence
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Registered: ‎04-18-2011
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Re: Cable Tray Orientation

04-17-2012 08:30 AM in reply to: alan.skipper

Did anything ever come of reference number 1412405?

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alan.skipper
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Re: Cable Tray Orientation

04-17-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: s.lawrence

Nothing mate!!! I really didn't expect it to though.

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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Message 10 of 10 (304 Views)

Re: Cable Tray Orientation

11-05-2012 09:15 AM in reply to: alan.skipper

Still nothing on reference number 1412405 :smileymad:

 

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