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valves not fitting with flanges

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04-19-2011 07:22 AM

I seem to be unable to connect a flange to a flanged ball valve and vice versa. I can create the flange by adding pipe after the ball valve. The port connections are both raised flanges with the same nominal diameter. There a message that says don't fit. I have also tried to use connect componet to adjacent and it says something about connection ports not being the same.

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Re: valves not fitting with flanges

04-19-2011 09:42 AM in reply to: JRPalmer

Any more info? Does this happen with any spec? Any project? 

Peter Quinn
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: valves not fitting with flanges

08-15-2011 11:53 AM in reply to: PeterQuinn

I can not connect a flange to a flange valve (without bolts and a gasket). The only way around that was to start the pipe from the flanged valve and let Autoflange take care of the rest. But when I want to connect 2 flanged objects together it does not work even if they have the same end, facing, and nominal diameter.


Do I need to create a new joint type? Or create an autogasket(kinda like autoflange)?


And this happens with my custom specs and possibly with the regular specs.



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