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Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-08-2005 11:28 AM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
thanks "jayportland" wrote in message news:5024085.1112977984488.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Quote: Originally posted by NONE > > good stuff!! > > we are just starting adt/abs. > > how long did it take you to reach this level of production? > End Quote. > > Well let me put it this way. The piping layout, and the HVAC that you see > along with all of the equipment took me about 40 hours worth of work. The > majority of that time was spent on creating the MVparts equipment. > > However, I have to be honest, I have spent over 300 hours total time on > this model. Don't get me wrong, the initial production was fast, but the > constant tweaking and design changes that occur durring the life of the > project. What you are not seeing is the basement. That image is only the > ground floor. There is a bunch of stuff on the Roof, and even more in the > basement. Anyway, you get the idea. > > Jay Ayala > Mechanical Designer > Portland Oregon > HDR Inc.
*Roberto Zenteno
Message 22 of 26 (109 Views)

Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-10-2005 08:18 PM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
Hello:


This sounds excelent. Quick question? What is the size(MBs) of this library
you've created. If it is with in reason I can share some pace in my Website.
Let me know.


Thanks,


Roberto
wrote in message news:4806263@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hey guys,
Someone mentioned Butterfly valves. I ran into the same problem. I was
working on a central utility plant design and piping that is up to 30" in
diameter. I noticed that the standard ABS catalog was defined in an *.xml
file but it only went to size 12".


I wound up creating a supplementary catalog that was custom sizes; 14" up to
30" butterfly valves. I drew each of the valves in solid modeling from the
manufacture cut sheets with proper dimensions and all of that, then I
defined the MVbl
ock views from that 3D model of each of the valves.


The cool thing about this is that each of the valves was not just a MVPart,
it had the connectors defined at the appropriate lengths and the schematic
symbols looked right and the top views were standard 2 line, but the best
part was that I found a few interferences (valve handle) that I normally
would not have seen if it was just regular 2D drafting.


Custom content? Hell yeah!
Valuable to others? Possibly some day.
Should this be shared? I wo
uld like to think so.


Not only that, but I also had to draw the following:
? Custom Chillers
? Custom Cooling Towers
? Custom Air Handlers
? Custom Air Compressors
? Custom Expansion Tanks
? Custom Split Case Pumps
? Custom Air Separators
? Custom VFD's
? Custom Electrical Pull Boxes
? Custom 55 Gallon drums
? Custom Diesel Generators
? Custom Radiators


The list goes on and on. I realize that I might be using some of these
items in future projects and that I should organize my drawings
a little better. But there is a lot of content that I made. I could share
it, if there was a place to put it all.


Jay Ayala
Mechanical Designer
Portland, OR
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Message 23 of 26 (109 Views)

Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-11-2005 11:38 AM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
Originally posted by: Roverto Zenteno

Hello:


This sounds excelent. Quick question? What is the size(MBs) of this library
you've created. If it is with in reason I can share some pace in my Website.
Let me know.


Thanks,


Roberto
End Quote:

Okay, if you are talking about the custom size Butterfly Vavle catalog, it's less then 1 meg.

If you are talking about the other items, I would have to calculate that. Right now as it stands the first floor of my model alone is about 7 MB. But that includes a lot of piping, and HVAC that is pretty memory intenseive. If I had to guess I would say that those custom items I drew are probably about 2-4 MB.

Email me if you are serrious:
jay.ayala@hdrinc.com

Jay Ayala
Mechanical Designer
HDR Architecture, Portland OR.
*Roberto Zenteno
Message 24 of 26 (109 Views)

Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-14-2005 08:03 PM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
Hello,

The catallog is what I was referring to. The parts that you've developed. I
could post them on my website for anybody to download. That is if you would
like to share it.

Thank you in advance.

Roberto,



wrote in message news:4811204@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Originally posted by: Roverto Zenteno
>
> Hello:
>
>
> This sounds excelent. Quick question? What is the size(MBs) of this
> library
> you've created. If it is with in reason I can share some pace in my
> Website.
> Let me know.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Roberto
> End Quote:
>
> Okay, if you are talking about the custom size Butterfly Vavle catalog,
> it's less then 1 meg.
>
> If you are talking about the other items, I would have to calculate that.
> Right now as it stands the first floor of my model alone is about 7 MB.
> But that includes a lot of piping, and HVAC that is pretty memory
> intenseive. If I had to guess I would say that those custom items I drew
> are probably about 2-4 MB.
>
> Email me if you are serrious:
> jay.ayala@hdrinc.com
>
> Jay Ayala
> Mechanical Designer
> HDR Architecture, Portland OR.
Valued Contributor rb
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Message 25 of 26 (109 Views)

Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-15-2005 07:34 AM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
I would be interested in this also. I am just getting my feet wet with Building systems and find the lack of parts frustrating. I am going to a class to learn how better to develop the parts but it is waste if they are already out there.
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Posts: 139
Registered: ‎03-08-2005
Message 26 of 26 (109 Views)

Re: ! a question and a suggestion - please read this !

04-26-2005 12:44 PM in reply to: bil-with-one-L
Originally posted by: Roberto Zenteno

Hello,

The catallog is what I was referring to. The parts that you've developed. I
could post them on my website for anybody to download. That is if you would
like to share it.

Thank you in advance.

Roberto,

End of Quote

Like I said, the library is less then 1Mb I think its 77kb + 150kb dwg file.

Roberto, please email me and we can coordinate this off line.


Jay Ayala
jay.ayala@hdrinc.com
HDR Architecture Inc.
Portland, Oregon
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