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*AndrewT
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MvPart Connectors

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02-17-2009 02:41 PM
When creating MvParts, connectors are added to all parts instead of
individually to each part. Some parts need round connectors some need
rectangular. But connectors are added globally, not individually. For
example, I'm creating Krueger dual duct VAV boxes. All the sizes have
two round inlets except for the largest size which has two rectangular
inlets. The problem is the round connector and rectangular connectors
are added to every part. So each box ends up with two connectors that
are not used. I'd like the ability to assign connectors to each
individual part instead of globally.
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sjpagano
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Registered: ‎03-18-2009
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Re: MvPart Connectors

04-16-2009 12:54 PM in reply to: *AndrewT
I had this exact problem when I created the Trane VAV boxes for my company.

I wound up having to make 6 part families instead of just three:

VCWF - Round Inlet - Hot Water
VCEF - Round Inlet - Electric
VCCF - Round Inlet - Cooling Only
VCWF - 24RT Series - Hot Water
VCEF - 24RT Series - Electric
VCCF - 24RT Series - Cooling Only

The round inlets include VAV box sizes 04,05,06,08,10,12,14,16. The 24RT series is a lone part family, that includes a lone part size...and the only difference is a rectangular inlet. :-/
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