AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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Registered: ‎12-13-2012
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Fittings Suddenly Lose MEP Connections

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12-13-2012 08:46 AM

First time poster... I've tried searching for this particular topic previously, but I've yet to find a satisfactory answer.


Since I started using MEP versions of AutoCAD a couple years ago, it seems that every drawing I work on eventually has something funny happen with the MEP connections.  It doesn't sem to matter if it's piping, ductwork or plumbing schematics, eventually I seem to come across a "breaking point" at which the program decides to sever huge chunks of connections in the drawing.  I now have a large underground plumbing drawing in which every single fitting suddenly became disconnected without any apparent reason.  Like I said, I've run into this with piping and ductwork before too, but I'm getting really fed up with it now.  Is there any way to fix this? 

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Message 2 of 4 (383 Views)

Re: Fittings Suddenly Lose MEP Connections

12-19-2012 07:56 AM in reply to: griffico

It appears that your fittings are at a different elevation than your piping.  I was able to move the fittings and reconnect, and everything seems fine. 

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Re: Fittings Suddenly Lose MEP Connections

12-21-2012 08:24 AM in reply to: griffico

Hmm.. spot-checked the drawing again and that's not what I found (everything I checked was at 2").  Is it possible that something specific to my machine might be causing this?  I just had a similar thing happen on yet another drawing.  Everything was going fine and then suddenly *poof!*  everything stopped connecting correctly on some lines.

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Message 4 of 4 (190 Views)

Re: Fittings Suddenly Lose MEP Connections

10-25-2013 12:43 PM in reply to: griffico

I've had this issue randomly with plumbing pipes. 

I actually came to the forum today about a possibly related issue.... I'll post that on a new thread.

Just wanted to comment here so I see any replies. :smileyhappy:

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