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Registered: ‎10-06-2010
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Setting a gap when using the Fastener – Clamp

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07-22-2012 08:38 PM

When I set up a Fastener – Clamp there is no place to set up the gap that will be between the two pipes when they are clamped together. Can this gap be set elsewhere?

For example when you use the content pack for Victaulic fittings it automatically adds the coupling but this coupling does not leave a gap between the fitting and the pipe.

I was also looking at setting up a custom geometry but the option to set it up as a Fastener is not there.


Any help appreciated


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Registered: ‎11-03-2009
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Re: Setting a gap when using the Fastener – Clamp

07-24-2012 12:17 AM in reply to: PatrickByrne

You can adjust the engagement length.

About the clamp geometry: you can not import custom geometry for the fasteners into the catalog.

But there is a trick: in the model you can replace the default 3D block with a new one with the bedit command.

I know that this is just a workaround but at least you will have the precise 3D model for the victaulic fitting.

Attila Vallyon
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Registered: ‎10-06-2010
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Re: Setting a gap when using the Fastener – Clamp

07-26-2012 12:59 AM in reply to: PatrickByrne

Regarding replacing the block, that was excellent. Once you replace the block in a drawing any future piping in that drawing automatically gets the new block.


I tried the engagement length without any luck. I will try again in 2013.

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