AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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optimus_said_what
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Message 21 of 37 (2,854 Views)

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

12-15-2010 01:26 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

Awesome Martin YOU DA MAN!!  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! It seems writing code just comes so naturally for you.  I LIKE THAT!!!

 

Since it seems you have already taken the time to write this do you think this could/will be incorporated into MEP?  We in the electrical industry would really appreciate it.  The program you wrote takes us a step closer to what M&P can do.  Couple your program with some of the suggestions here along with a vision and you have a super powerhouse program that would allow you to estimate, fabricate & build just as your detailing. 

 

I'm excited to see your program implemented.  Seems you know what we are looking for, but if I could provide any insight, just let me know.

 

:smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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dvclark5
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Message 22 of 37 (2,837 Views)

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

12-16-2010 09:59 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Nice Job Martin!!

With the "ConduitRunLengthAll" command,  Is there any way to match the different runs to the output of the command?

For instance how do I know which conduit run is "Run: 4CF88"

When selecting the run, or a part of it, I don't see anything in properties anywhere.

 

Thank you Martin, your the electrcal contractors hero!

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martin.schmid
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Message 23 of 37 (2,831 Views)

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

12-16-2010 11:55 AM in reply to: dvclark5

You can do something like:

 


Command: z ZOOM
Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or
[All/Center/Dynamic/Extents/Previous/Scale/Window/Object] <real time>: ob

Select objects: (handent "121B6")
<Entity name: 7ffff77d4e0>
1 found

 



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

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wethead
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Message 24 of 37 (2,747 Views)

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

01-02-2011 11:33 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

This is exactly what I have been looking for, except for use measuring piping runs.

 

Is there already a mechanism for doing that?

 

Can this app be altere to measure pipe and fittings?

 

Thanks

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martin.schmid
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Message 25 of 37 (2,739 Views)

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

01-02-2011 03:05 PM in reply to: wethead

I've made some minor modifications which should make this work for pipe, duct, and cable tray as well.  The commands have been changed to simply:

RunLength

RunLengthAll

 

 



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

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Message 26 of 37 (2,732 Views)

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

01-02-2011 04:00 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

Note that only length for conduit elbows are computed... duct, pipe, and cable tray runs exclude the lengths along the elbows (or other fittings such as flanges, etc., along the run).



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

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wethead
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Message 27 of 37 (2,714 Views)

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

01-03-2011 07:17 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Martin,

 

Thank you so much.

 

This is definitely a timesaver.

 

Not to be greedy, but how hard would it be to have the output calculation return in feet?

 

I see someone expressed this desire earlier.

 

Regards,

 

Wethead

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Message 28 of 37 (2,710 Views)

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

01-03-2011 08:05 AM in reply to: wethead

it would be fairly easy to do, assuming all users are using Imperial (just divide the result by 12)... but I wouldn't make that assumption... so it gets a little more complex to react to multiple users' preferences... i.e., most imperial users would likely want feet, but metric users would sometimes want mm, other times m (in either case, the solution is *not* dividing by 12... and therefore, is a bit more complex considering all 'types' of users).

 



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

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wethead
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Registered: ‎11-16-2010
Message 29 of 37 (2,587 Views)

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

01-27-2011 12:50 PM in reply to: optimus_said_what

Next on my wish list is a property set definition that gives the result of the runlength command.

 

Perhaps there is already a way to do this.

 

I would like to be able to schedule the total length of a pipe run.  Is there already a prop set definition or other method to accomplish this?

 

Thanks,

 

Wethead

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davestankus
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Message 30 of 37 (1,922 Views)

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

04-13-2012 09:12 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Well done Martin.

Ran first time right out of the box

conduit stays highlighted after command-I regen to complete or lose highlighting...is there a better way?

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