AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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CADmonkey_UK_Building_Services
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Registered: ‎01-15-2009
Message 21 of 23 (266 Views)

Re: What's new in MEP 2011?

05-15-2010 10:35 AM in reply to: Mark_Richards
Maybe I'm wrong, but if you resize an existing pipe atteached to a tee, doesn't Acad attempt to create a reducing tee, rather than an equal tee+adapter? I do this with copper and steel fittings all the time.
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waydawn
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Message 22 of 23 (266 Views)

Re: What's new in MEP 2011?

05-15-2010 10:48 AM in reply to: Mark_Richards
I haven't seen reducing copper tees in 2010 MEP. I don't think Autocad knows how to make them. Basically then need to STOP working on 2011 and fix what they started so we can get the projects done, isn't this what the program was made for??????????
It's ridiculous that I have to use full size tees, especially 3" and fighting for elevation in corridors.
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kenzco
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Registered: ‎04-18-2008
Message 23 of 23 (266 Views)

Re: What's new in MEP 2011?

05-15-2010 11:48 AM in reply to: Mark_Richards
Cadmonkey -

No... hense the reason for the gripe. I am not aware of copper but with Cast Iron threaded fittings MEP inserts a nipple then a reducing coupling, all of which takes up a grand total of 4" of T.O. To make issues worse with the insertion point of the reducing coupling is unreliable when resizing as you describe. Sometimes it's inserted an inch into the tee!... This was fixed somewhat with 2011.
All in all, I will attempt to design my own content but hope that Autodesk develops their own. The one issue I have with Autodesk is that it seems as if the new release every year takes precedent over refining already released products. I just wish they would focus their effort on making their product reliable & fast rather than new user friendly.
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