AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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derrick.lambrecht
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Registered: ‎12-19-2012
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Identical parts with different postitions

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04-10-2013 04:51 AM

Please find the attached pdf for example. I am finding that a lot of parts that are identical but yet they are being given a different postition(s). Is there a way to change the postitions identity? Or is there a way to prevent this so i can minimize the number of parts that have to be detailed?

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Delvin.Ramassami
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Registered: ‎03-18-2013
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Re: Identical parts with different postitions

04-12-2013 12:15 AM in reply to: derrick.lambrecht

Yes when autoposition :- In the additional tab Ensure that identify Identical part is TICKED

 

See annex snapshoot ..

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jmco7512
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Registered: ‎04-12-2013
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Re: Identical parts with different postitions

04-12-2013 01:45 PM in reply to: Delvin.Ramassami

It only says "identify parts", not "identify identical parts".

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jmco7512
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Re: Identical parts with different postitions

04-12-2013 01:54 PM in reply to: derrick.lambrecht

The best solution I have found to identify mismatched parts is to use the "manual" positioning. I select the parts that SHOULD be identical and then click on "assign position" in lieu of "autoposition". If the parts are NOT identical, then I start matching up the parts that are identical using the same process. Then I assign a different color to the parts that do match and go by process of elimination. Sometimes it's a user input error, sometimes there are empty holes that are in the profile but no bolts on top of holes with bolts.

 

I dont know why ASD sometimes creates parts that are mismatched. I havent been using ASD long but I have been aggressively trying to learn the program. A month ago I had my basic structure modeled in and have been learning what the program is and is not capable of. I have spent the past week or so trying to perfect my template, BOM and creating shop drawings. This is the way I have learned how to solve this problem so far.

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derrick.lambrecht
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Registered: ‎12-19-2012
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Re: Identical parts with different postitions

04-12-2013 01:59 PM in reply to: Delvin.Ramassami

The box ticked as specified. I have found that if i manually input the name as specified below it will work.

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