AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

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Convert to P&ID Object problem

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07-18-2012 05:55 AM

when using the Convert to PID Object command it does not allowed you to select items do not have a symbol in project manager?

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Re: Convert to P&ID Object problem

07-18-2012 09:04 AM in reply to: thebearjed

Hi,

 

I think you'll find that you can only select assets which have a GraphicalStyleName property defined.  I suspect that it looks up the default symbol properties from this symbol - it needs to lookup connection type, tag requirements etc from somewhere.

 

Regards,

Andy

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Re: Convert to P&ID Object problem

07-18-2012 10:22 AM in reply to: andy.davis

andy.davis wrote:

 

I think you'll find that you can only select assets which have a GraphicalStyleName property defined.  



That is a good restating of the Problem.

 

The question is how to fix or work around said problem.  In most cases if a graphical style already existed, you would not need to convert-to-P&ID-object.  -And creating an empty block for every class seems prohibitively time consuming and difficult.

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Re: Convert to P&ID Object problem

07-26-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: tgwestbrook

There is no real "fix" for that, because it behaves this way by design. You could create a default block and assign this block to all the "blank" classes.

 

Not a real solution I know.

 

Carsten

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Re: Convert to P&ID Object problem

07-27-2012 01:58 AM in reply to: thebearjed

Hi,

 

I will log a feature request with our developers to give the user the ability to create new class symbols using the "Convert to P&ID Object" command.

 

At the moment you will need to workaround this limitation by creating a symbol for the class before using the "Convert to P&ID Object" to add a new symbol.

 

Thanks,

Dan




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