AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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gzurbuchen
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Registered: ‎01-15-2008
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ACAD MEP copy fitting blunder

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05-04-2011 08:05 AM

I recently installed Acad MEP 2012. When I copy a fitting (pipe or duct) and attempt to place it on another duct or pipe, Acad MEP rotates the fitting 90 degrees........nice.........just what I wanted......NOT!!!! This thing is SCREWED up! We can put a man on the moon but we can't have the quality control to make sure the software we are selling as the industry standard works correctly? It's the same story with every release...what is screwed up THIS TIME and how long do we have to wait for the update?

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martin.schmid
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Re: ACAD MEP copy fitting blunder

05-17-2011 12:10 PM in reply to: gzurbuchen

Hi gzurbuchen... I was able to reproduce this problem with rectangular duct, and have logged it.  



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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gzurbuchen
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Registered: ‎01-15-2008
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Re: ACAD MEP copy fitting blunder

05-18-2011 07:18 AM in reply to: gzurbuchen

Also when I place a rectangular end cap on a rectangular duct, the end cap is placed incorrectly at 90 degrees of what it should be.

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martin.schmid
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Re: ACAD MEP copy fitting blunder

05-18-2011 07:33 AM in reply to: gzurbuchen

Hmm.. yes, the behavior seems somwhat inconsistent.  if, however, you use the spacebar, it seems that it orients properly.

 

http://screencast.com/t/W5S9rin7

 

However, I can see that if you 'pick' and the duct is taller than it is wide, the endcap may be oriented with improper rotation.

 

I've logged this as a separate issue.

 

Thanks,

 



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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