AutoCAD P&ID General Discussion

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cyklosarin
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End connection for fittings / piping specialty items in AutoCAD P&ID

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02-04-2013 04:40 AM

Hello,

 

It is possible to create property for identify end connections (welded, flanged) for fittings / piping specialty items as for hand valves in AutoCAD P&ID? I need to showflanged steap traps and y-type strainer on P&ID. Thanks in advance

 

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georgeendrulat
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Re: End connection for fittings / piping specialty items in AutoCAD P&ID

02-04-2013 07:01 AM in reply to: cyklosarin

I tried everything I could think of, and nothing worked.  If it were me: I'd utilize different graphical styles for the item itself to differentiate between end types and manually insert flanges when needed.  That's the best I could come up with.  I looked through the database itself to see where the system property "EndConnections" resided, no luck.  Tried to create it manually, but the list seems to be a secret.  Tried setting the speciality item symbol to auto-nozzle, that was a disaster. If you or anyone here figures it out, please post it.

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cyklosarin
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Re: End connection for fittings / piping specialty items in AutoCAD P&ID

02-04-2013 10:02 AM in reply to: cyklosarin

Thanks for the reply.

 

I Also tried to pick manually "EndConnectionts" property but without effect. I think it is somehow hardcoded by soft. For now the only way (beside what you wrote) is to pick such elements under "hand valves" & "instruments" category.

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georgeendrulat
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Re: End connection for fittings / piping specialty items in AutoCAD P&ID

02-04-2013 10:59 AM in reply to: cyklosarin

That's something I didn't consider.  Re-create the items under handvalves.  That's a solution, all be it a not so great one, but it should work.  I'm going to test it some more.

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