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jerry.wms
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Pipe Tag

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11-17-2011 05:51 AM
i am using the OTB piping pallete. The "PIPE LABEL" which uses the "Pipe-FittingObject;PipeObject" PSD's. The tag when inserted shows pipe size as decimall inches (.75", 1.25"). I have been playing around with the PSD's trying to get the pipe size to read (3/4", 1-1/4"). I am missing something. Can someone help?

Style Manager > Documentation Objects > Property Set Definitions > Pipe-FittingObjects > Definition Tab > Double Click 'NominalConnectionDiameterToggleSwap' to edit the formula.

In the middle box on the right, in the row that starts with "NominalConnectionDiameter" set the Format to 'Number - Fractional"

Click OK OK

Save/close the drawing, the tags should update when you re-open... or, you can use the command OBJRELUPDATE to force them to update.

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martin.schmid
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Re: Pipe Tag

11-18-2011 05:51 AM in reply to: jerry.wms

The "Pipe Label" uses the 'Mark' property from the "Pipe-FittingObjeccts" PSD (at least on my machine... if I explode the tag enough times, I see: "Pipe-FittingObjects:Mark". 

 

It shows: Nominal Diameter, Abbreviation, Specification Number, Insulation Type, and Insulation Thickness.

 

Do you want/need all those additional properties in the Tag?  Or, do you just want a fractional inches tag?  You could get that with the 'Label' tool (instead of the "Pipe Label" tag tool).

 

 



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

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jerry.wms
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Re: Pipe Tag

11-18-2011 06:00 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Martin,

i see where I can toggle the ABBREVAITION, SPECIFICATION, and INSULATION.  I would like to still be able to toggle those properties.  I could use the LABEL, but the problem is, LABEL will not work on a VIEW DWG when the piping is on a CONSTRUCT in PROJECT NAVIGATOR.

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martin.schmid
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Re: Pipe Tag

11-18-2011 06:12 AM in reply to: jerry.wms

Style Manager > Documentation Objects > Property Set Definitions > Pipe-FittingObjects > Definition Tab > Double Click 'NominalConnectionDiameterToggleSwap' to edit the formula.

In the middle box on the right, in the row that starts with "NominalConnectionDiameter" set the Format to 'Number - Fractional"

Click OK OK

Save/close the drawing, the tags should update when you re-open... or, you can use the command OBJRELUPDATE to force them to update.



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

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jerry.wms
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Re: Pipe Tag

11-18-2011 06:26 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Martin,

Thanks,  i knew I was overlookling something.

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jerry.wms
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Re: Pipe Tag

11-19-2011 07:04 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Martin,

Can you help me with another one?  We do alot of refrigerant piping, which is catoagorized by the O.D. of the pipe.  How would i change the formula to show the O.D. of the pipe?  EXAMPLE:  for 1" Brazed copper, tag would show 1-1/8" for O.D. of pipe?  Thank you in advance. 

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Re: Pipe Tag

11-21-2011 06:10 AM in reply to: jerry.wms

Hi Jerry--- 

 

This is a bit more complicated, but not insurmountable... the complexity is in the definition of the PSD , which is designed to be very flexible... however, with flexibility comes the complexity.

 

Instead of trying to describe in a post, I created two short videos, the first shows the creation of a new property to show the Actual diameter... then the second shows the creation of the tag block.

 

Modify PSD: http://screencast.com/t/3U0QEJyVD0m

Modify Tag: http://screencast.com/t/333X427Kdw

 

HTH,

 



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

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