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Edit Autocad Equipment

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06-25-2013 11:50 AM

I am trying to edit autocad's built in switch gear equipment.  I would like to edit the size as well as take the conduit connections on the side and move them to the bottom of the switch gear.  Is this possible?

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06-26-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: eric.seip

Short answer is Yes.  Long answer is you will need to do some research with the help files that came with MEP in order to discover how.  Additionally there are excellent free resources on the internet to help you on your journer.  Autodesk Univeristy has a nice writeup by on how to use content builder by Joshua Benoist.  Autodesk University is free and is a treasure trove of knowledge.


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Re: Edit Autocad Equipment

06-26-2013 09:38 AM in reply to: eric.seip

Alright thank you for getting back to me.  I will look into this as well as check out Autodesk University.

 

While im on the subject of reference material and without starting a new thread, are there any great books you recommend to better my abilities with Autocad MEP in the workforce.  Looking at getting Mastering Autocad MEP 2012 (cant think of the author), Suggestions/Opinons?

 

Thanks again

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06-27-2013 05:16 AM in reply to: eric.seip

eric.seip wrote:
....are there any great books you recommend to better my abilities with Autocad MEP in the workforce.  Looking at getting Mastering Autocad MEP 2012 (cant think of the author), Suggestions/Opinons?

 

I'm just getting started with MEP and I can recommend AutoCAD MEP 2012-2013 and Beyond (the most recent version of the book you referenced)  At least 3 of the authors (Aubin, McClelland, Stanley) also have material and video classes available at Autodesk University (free registration and you can use your forum profile).  As mentioned above Joshua is a Autodesk product specialist for MEP and has a lot of great resource material at AU and on his youtube channel.

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06-27-2013 05:20 AM in reply to: nestly

nestly2 wrote:

eric.seip wrote:
....are there any great books you recommend to better my abilities with Autocad MEP in the workforce.  Looking at getting Mastering Autocad MEP 2012 (cant think of the author), Suggestions/Opinons?

 

I'm just getting started with MEP and I can recommend AutoCAD MEP 2012-2013 and Beyond (the most recent version of the book you referenced)  At least 3 of the authors (Aubin, McClelland, Stanley) also have material and video classes available at Autodesk University (free registration and you can use your forum profile).  As mentioned above Joshua is a Autodesk product specialist for MEP and has a lot of great resource material at AU and on his youtube channel.


Excellent, Thank You

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06-27-2013 09:27 AM in reply to: eric.seip

I drew up my switchgear in an autocad standard 3d template and created an mvpart.  Now i want to copy that over to my project templates which use 2d autocad templates and its not copying correctly.  in my 3d sketch i have the sides shaded with regions and they wont copy over, i only get a wireframe even though i am set on realistic, conceptual what have you.  I also can not get it to match my project templates layer standards and plot black.  It plots with the color of the layer even though in layer properites its set to plot "Black .0125". 

 

How might i tackle this so the 3d sketch can be placed into my project template without errors.

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06-27-2013 09:47 AM in reply to: eric.seip

Did you make the part using MVPARTCONVERT, or by creating a new MVPart.  My understanding is that MVPartconvert only works for the current drawing, you'll have use your 3D model to make a new MVPart and save it into a catalog in order to re-use it.

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06-27-2013 09:49 AM in reply to: nestly

Darn used MVPARTCONVERT.  So now i gotta somehow get it back to a 3d block then redo all the connectors again, bummer.  Thanks for the quick reply ill give it a shot.

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06-27-2013 10:11 AM in reply to: eric.seip

I just went through this myself .. here's my topic at another forum.  The guy that reponds (StykFacE) is a top-notch for MEP help

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Re: Edit Autocad Equipment

06-27-2013 10:26 AM in reply to: nestly
Thank You.

I can create the part using content builder from my block however the switches i have shown on the block do not transfer over to the mvpart but do show up when i insert just the block.

Still having issues with plotting the mvpart, can only get it to plot in color.

Ill keep messing with it.

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