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smbrennan85
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Re: Hanger Tags

11-03-2012 12:19 PM in reply to: sbrennan85

Thanks guys. I'll take a look at these two when I have some extra time at the office. I don't know how the topic keeps getting marked as solved.

 

Shawn

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Re: Hanger Tags

01-03-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: Keith.Brown

Keith,

 

After two months I finally have time to take a look at this, and I must say I like it. Within minutes of testing a couple of basics, it's a step up from my 3D objects, and that doesn't even include the slotting detail.

 

I have absolutely no clue on how to duplicate this or even work with it to understand how it's working.

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mjmpe
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Re: Hanger Tags

01-09-2013 04:25 AM in reply to: sbrennan85

I did not even know there were hangers  in Mep to add, how do you go about inserting hangers in my drwg? I tried typing "ADDHANGER" in the command line that did not work.

 

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Re: Hanger Tags

01-10-2013 01:11 PM in reply to: mjmpe

Try HANGERADD.

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Re: Hanger Tags

03-18-2013 12:49 PM in reply to: Keith.Brown

Keith,

 

I am trying to figure out how you made that, I'll call it an assembly, of structural members. I for the life of me can't figure it out, even with researching online! 

 

Could you please lead me somewhere that can help guide me through the steps? I like the parametrics behind it, but would like to make one that I can call my own, specifically where we use double 1-5/8 strut for racks with multiple levels of conduit.

 

Thanks,

Shawn

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Keith.Brown
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Re: Hanger Tags

03-18-2013 01:48 PM in reply to: smbrennan85

What I did was create the three different components.  The unistrut, the square nut, and then the rod.  I then brought a piece of unistrut into the drawing, two nuts, and two of the rods.  Then using a very under utilized command I attached them to each other.  The NodeAnchorAttach command like the ObjectAnchorAttach anchors one Aec object to another.  but unlike the Object Anchor, the node anchor allows you to move the anchored object in relationship to the main object via the property palette.  Look for a section called Location on Node and then select the Anchor Dialog.  It will allow you to position the anchored object in relationship to the main object.  So I played around with the settings and was able to get the square nut and the threaded rod in the correct position that i liked.

 

There are many videos on youtube on how to create structural items but I don't believe that there are many on the different types of anchors.  As I said before, the node anchor is a great little item.  If it hired a PR team i think it could eventually become a star in the MEP world.


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Re: Hanger Tags

03-18-2013 01:54 PM in reply to: mjmpe

mjmpe wrote:

I did not even know there were hangers  in Mep to add, how do you go about inserting hangers in my drwg? I tried typing "ADDHANGER" in the command line that did not work.

 

thanks


I am not sure what version of MEP they finally added a standard duct hanger to the Imperial template but it is there in 2013.  It is also viewable out of the box.  Prior you had to adjust the display representations to get them to work.

 

Here is a link to a youtube video from 2009 that shows how to use hangers.  Please keep in mind that in 2013 the process has changed because hangers are present in the template and are already viewable.  This might also be the case in 2012 but I don't know for sure.

 

you tube hanger video


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