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123Vivirito257
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Registered: ‎07-20-2007
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Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

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08-18-2011 12:10 PM

I have created paenl schedules tied to the EDP in autocad mep 2012.  I created a view and creted the panel schedules in that view and saved it.

When I drag and drop the view to a sheet it looks fine.

When I plot it a diagonal line shows up in each panel schedule.

Why is this happening?

I have tired reloading the electrical database but to no avail.

Thanks.

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martin.schmid
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Registered: ‎11-16-2005
Message 2 of 6 (426 Views)

Re: Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

08-19-2011 12:52 AM in reply to: 123Vivirito257

Hi Vivirito-

 

I was able to reproduce this issue, and have found a way to 'force' the update.  It seems that perhaps the 'View' drawing needs to be opened/saved to force an update on the sheet.  Kindly see if this works for you:

 

D1.dwg - contains 1 panel and 1 device circuited to it.

PS1.dwg - contains a schedule showing expected info

SHT1.dwg - xrefs in PS1.dwg to show schedules (i.e., in a sheet file)

D1.dwg - open, copy device, close, save

PS1.dwg - open, schedule updates as expected, close, don’t save

SHT1.dwg - open, shows slash and loads are not up to date, close, no save

PS1.dwg - open, schedule updates as expected, save, close

SHT1.dwg - open, no slash, loads updated as expected

 

Perhaps an alternative method would be to avoid the 'View' drawing, and simply place the schedules in the Sheet drawing.

 



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

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123Vivirito257
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Message 3 of 6 (420 Views)

Re: Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

08-19-2011 05:20 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

thx martin.

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sbrennan85
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Registered: ‎01-15-2009
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Re: Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

04-11-2012 06:30 AM in reply to: 123Vivirito257

I know this is a few months old, but what's the difference between placing schedules on a sheet/paper vs model and using viewports?


Thanks.

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martin.schmid
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Re: Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

04-11-2012 07:13 AM in reply to: sbrennan85

I'm not sure that there is a difference... have you tried, and found them to work differently?

 

The prior message/inquiry was in regard to the Project Navigator workflow of Xreferencing Constructs into Views, and Xreferencing the Views into Sheets.  My recommendation was to simply put the schedules directly in the Sheet drawing with no xreferencing.



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

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sbrennan85
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Registered: ‎01-15-2009
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Re: Update diagonals in Panel Schedules show up in plotting and not in view

04-11-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

I have not found them to work differently, but I have seen that diagonal line in my table before in CAD itself, not just when it plots, and couldn't figure out where it came from or how to remove it. My workaround was to erase the panel schedule and recreate it. Yeah it's easy to do, but if there's a quicker way, I'd like to know.

 

Thanks.

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