Where have the duct preferences gone? All I have is a General tab to set slope, labels and elbow options (see attachment). How do I set default fitting parts? I know I can temporary change them when drawing a duct by using the override in the properties palette, but that is just temporary until the command ends. I am upgrading from 2011 so I know a lot has changed but this is ridiculous. Anybody else have this issue?
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Turns out the Duct Routing Preferences have been moved to the Style Manager. (DUCTPREFDEF) Even though the help file for Duct Preferences shows accessing the Fitting Settings under Duct Preferences. Autodesk needs to update the help files.
When updating from a previous version you should always read the release notes. Since you are updating from 2011 you would need to read the release notes from 2012, 2013, and 2014. I don't remember the exact year but I do remember that this change was documentated in the release notes for the product. I do not doubt that the help file is incorrect. Autodesk has a bad habit of not updating documentation when making changes to the product.
The default fittings used when drawing ducting are controled by the routing preference that you select. You choose which routing preference you want to use in the property palette. If you want to set the default fittings you can do so by selecting Style Manager from the Manage tab and choosing HVAC Objects - Duct Part Routing Preferences.
I added screen captures for the property palette and routing preferences.
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