AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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*Joe Blizzard
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What's that dot on my devices?

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02-18-2010 07:34 AM
That one, right there. It's not an insertion point or connector. Doesn't
appear to be part of the view block, either.
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Re: What's that dot on my devices?

02-19-2010 09:01 AM in reply to: *Joe Blizzard
I suspect it actually is the connector... at least some artifact of the connector.

I.e., if you go to the Display tab of the Properties Palette.
At the bottom , click the Select Component button, then click on the dot, I suspect that it will select the Connector Display component... which, typically by default, is turned off.

This dot is placed according to the connector position defined in the style. I.e., if you modify those values, the position of the dot moves. What is odd, however, is that the position of the dot doesn't scale according to the drawing scale nor the annotation plot size.


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

*Gene Marz
Message 3 of 4 (239 Views)

Re: What's that dot on my devices?

02-19-2010 09:10 AM in reply to: *Joe Blizzard
it may be a point. set pdmode to 1 and it will not show/plot

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I suspect it actually is the connector... at least some artifact of the
connector.

I.e., if you go to the Display tab of the Properties Palette.
At the bottom , click the Select Component button, then click on the dot, I
suspect that it will select the Connector Display component... which,
typically by default, is turned off.

This dot is placed according to the connector position defined in the style.
I.e., if you modify those values, the position of the dot moves. What is
odd, however, is that the position of the dot doesn't scale according to the
drawing scale nor the annotation plot size.
*Joe Blizzard
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Re: What's that dot on my devices?

02-19-2010 11:21 AM in reply to: *Joe Blizzard
"Gene Marz" wrote
> it may be a point. set pdmode to 1 and it will not show/plot

PDMODE doesn't affect it. As Martin said, it's a vestige of the connector. I
can turn it off in display manager. Its location matches the connector
location defined in the style. For example, my duplex outlet has its
connector at 0,3/4,0 and the dot is 3/4" up from the connector's insertion
point regardless of the anno scale. (Not any kind of a problem, by the way,
just a curiosity.)
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