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*Clark, Jeff
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Parametric air terminals

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09-30-2003 04:29 AM
Simple rectangular parametric air terminals would be great.
All you would have to do is change the X and Y dimensions of the air
terminal.
The problem with air terminals is there are so many different sizes.
Typically, a rectangular grille is shown as a box with (1) line for return /
exhaust, and (2) lines for supply. It would be nice to have a parametric
function that would allow the user to enter a size similar to how you enter
a size for ductwork. Otherwise a new part must be created for each size if
you want to have the halo'ing and connection functions work. At this point
we are just using non intelligent rectangles. Someone at Autodesk who
actually understands parametric parts would be a hero to the ABS world if
they made this work!
*[Autodesk], Hakan Wikemar
Message 2 of 3 (54 Views)

Re: Parametric air terminals

09-30-2003 06:16 PM in reply to: *Clark, Jeff
Take a look at the sidewall-grille I tried to make in the acad customerfiles
location Subject Sidewall-Grille 2003 jun 23.

Is it something like that your looking for?
/Hakan

"Jeff Clark" wrote in message
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> Simple rectangular parametric air terminals would be great.
> All you would have to do is change the X and Y dimensions of the air
> terminal.
> The problem with air terminals is there are so many different sizes.
> Typically, a rectangular grille is shown as a box with (1) line for return
/
> exhaust, and (2) lines for supply. It would be nice to have a parametric
> function that would allow the user to enter a size similar to how you
enter
> a size for ductwork. Otherwise a new part must be created for each size
if
> you want to have the halo'ing and connection functions work. At this point
> we are just using non intelligent rectangles. Someone at Autodesk who
> actually understands parametric parts would be a hero to the ABS world if
> they made this work!
>
>
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Message 3 of 3 (54 Views)

Re:

10-03-2003 05:10 AM in reply to: *Clark, Jeff
Yes, but one with the connectors in the right spot. :smileyhappy:
And also larger sizes are needed.
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