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RocksterB
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Soft Metric HVAC Label

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08-05-2012 04:41 PM

I'm looking for a Soft Metric label to tag the HVAC components in an imperial unit drawing. Does anyone have this or know how to create it?

One word (ok 2), Property Sets.

 

Method 1:

Use a formula property to manually convert the units.  2.54 cm = 1 inch.

 

Method 2:

Use a property set > property, mapped to a property data format that uses metric units.  See image.

http://screencast.com/t/PSyoi67139Xo

 

HTH,

Joshua

 

 


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Re: Soft Metric HVAC Label

08-08-2012 01:10 PM in reply to: RocksterB

Randy,

This set of YouTube videos will show how to make a Tag.  The biggest thing users run into is tag scaling with the annotative scales, but the set of 4 videos addresses the "How-To" make a tag which I think will work here.  Hope this helps,

Joshua

 

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL99839E19EF2CE88D&feature=plcp

 

 


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Re: Soft Metric HVAC Label

08-10-2012 12:57 PM in reply to: RocksterB

Hey Randy, were those videos useful?

Joshua

 

 


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Re: Soft Metric HVAC Label

08-12-2012 10:12 AM in reply to: RocksterB

Not in this case. I have an imperial unit drawing that contains a ductwork layout. By default, an imperial label is added desplaying the imperila unit size. I need a tag or label that will also show text in soft metric text.

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Re: Soft Metric HVAC Label

08-13-2012 06:22 AM in reply to: RocksterB

One word (ok 2), Property Sets.

 

Method 1:

Use a formula property to manually convert the units.  2.54 cm = 1 inch.

 

Method 2:

Use a property set > property, mapped to a property data format that uses metric units.  See image.

http://screencast.com/t/PSyoi67139Xo

 

HTH,

Joshua

 

 


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Re: Soft Metric HVAC Label

08-13-2012 07:53 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

I used a modified version of your Method 2. I had to create addtional property sets and create a new tag. Thanks for your help.

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