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optimus_said_what
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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

11-16-2010 08:46 AM in reply to: mike.gustus

This add-on is a step in the right direction.  I hope Autodesk expands on this to provide the electrical construction community with the tools we desperatly need.

 

Please Martin you're our only hope...

 

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Message 12 of 37 (1,487 Views)

Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-07-2010 07:56 PM in reply to: optimus_said_what

I agree, this is a great tool!  With the wish list that Optimus listed previously it would be HUGE!

There are lots of goodies for ductwork, real world electrical construction gets left behind.......

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-07-2010 10:14 PM in reply to: optimus_said_what

MARRRRRRRTINNNNNNN where are you?

 

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Message 14 of 37 (1,449 Views)

Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-14-2010 12:30 PM in reply to: optimus_said_what

Hi all-

 

Sorry... the old forum system used to always email when there were replies to threads I had posted to... don't know if there are new settings, or what, that I'm not aware of, but I only seem to get notified on new(er) threads.

 

One of my colleagues notified me of your query here... I'll take a look...



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Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 05:49 AM in reply to: optimus_said_what

Mike-  How did you get this to work on 2010?

 

I recently had another app where a user reported: "then hard crashes and says there is an unknown presentation version (or something like that, the error message disappeared before I could copy it)".  The issue in that case was the user had the file on a network drive instead of on the local machine.

Here are a couple of URLs explaining why this is the case

http://blog.jtbworld.com/2009/03/fatal-error-unsupported-version-of.html

http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2009/11/updated-version-of-screenshot...

 

 



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

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 08:15 AM in reply to: optimus_said_what

I'm very happy to see that you are still around Martin.  I think we are all looking forward to seeing your program expanded :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 11:34 AM in reply to: jaespinoza

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 11:35 AM in reply to: mike.gustus

There is nothing (that I am aware of) that should cause it to crash in 2011... it works fine for me.  Are you getting any error messages/warnings, etc.. ?



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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 11:39 AM in reply to: mike.gustus

The issue with 2011 vs. 2010 elbow length computations is that elbows from the 2011 catalog are a bit more complex.  In 2010, there was a single radiused sweep that defined the elbow segment.  In 2011, the catalog parts have the sweep + a straight segment at both ends.



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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Overall conduit length, end to end including fittings???

12-15-2010 12:16 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

This has been updated to take into account 2011's conduit elbow definitions... I don't know if all elbows are built with the same parameters... but you should get a message if something isn't computed.

 

There is another command as well: ConduitRunLengthAll

 

This will provide a summary of all runs.. the 'All Runs' section is simply a summary of what is above.. you can copy/paste this into a text file, then open in Excel if you like.

 

Command: CONDUITRUNLENGTHALL


Run: 121B6
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 121B6  Length 360.357791026609
2.50 Inch 22.58 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 121B5  Arc 4.1381579189416  Total 14.6381579189416
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 121AF  Length 416.149124100865
2.50 Inch 94.49 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 121AE  Arc 17.3161416066243  Total 27.8161416066243
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 121A8  Length 516.895921453864
2.50 Inch 2.38 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 121A7  Arc 0.436186524991999  Total 10.936186524992
TOTAL LENGTH = 1346.7933226319

 

Run: 121A1
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 121A1  Length 342.605840599857
2.50 Inch 100.32 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 12187  Arc 18.3854982374804  Total 28.8854982374804
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12186  Length 269.790987598795
2.50 Inch 94.31 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 12185  Arc 17.2826342771603  Total 27.7826342771603
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12184  Length 334.294590036683
TOTAL LENGTH = 1003.35955074998

 

Run: 12188
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12188  Length 342.605840599857
TOTAL LENGTH = 342.605840599857

 

Run: 12183
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12183  Length 1341.82076882816
2.50 Inch 100.32 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 12182  Arc 18.3854982374804  Total 28.8854982374804
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12181  Length 269.790987598795
2.50 Inch 94.31 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 12180  Arc 17.2826342771603  Total 27.7826342771603
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 1217F  Length 334.294590036683
TOTAL LENGTH = 2002.57447897828

 

Run: 12160
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12160  Length 705.211881199358
2.50 Inch 100.32 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 1215F  Arc 18.3854982374804  Total 28.8854982374804
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 12158  Length 269.790987598795
2.50 Inch 94.31 Deg Bent Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Elbow 12157  Arc 17.2826342771603  Total 27.7826342771603
2.50 Inch Conduit EMT Set Screw US Imperial
Segment 1214E  Length 334.294590036683
TOTAL LENGTH = 1365.96559134948

 

All Runs:
121B6,1346.7933226319
121A1,1003.35955074998
12188,342.605840599857
12183,2002.57447897828
12160,1365.96559134948



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Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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