AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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Registered: ‎03-06-2012
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Elbows shorting length of duct after placement

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04-03-2012 12:00 PM

Hello ...


When I draw a run of retangular duct then I add an elbow, MEP will make the length of duct short then place the elbow at the end.  I want to know if there is a setting that can be changed to prevent this from happening.  When I need a certain number of duct lengths I dont want the elbow to cut the last duct length back to place the elbow because then I have to strech the duct to make it a full length and that just adds more work.  Let me know if there is a solution to this.



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Re: Elbows shorting length of duct after placement

04-03-2012 02:21 PM in reply to: luke3057

What version of MEP are you running?  In 2012, when you are inserting ductwork, look for  the "JUSTIFICATION" tab in your properties pallette.  Change the justification to RIGHT or LEFT depnding on which direction you are turning.

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Re: Elbows shorting length of duct after placement

04-04-2012 06:27 AM in reply to: jerry.wms

Nice Tip!

Joshua Benoist, PE
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Autodesk, Inc.

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