AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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MOLGRAND
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Message 1 of 20 (2,593 Views)

Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

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09-26-2010 11:36 AM

Hi,

Is it possible to annotate a component ie pipe with the real world point ie Elevation, Northing & Easting etc - I can't seem to find where or how to do this

Help would be appreciated

 

Thanks

Gary

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DJPiper
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Message 2 of 20 (2,559 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

09-27-2010 10:24 PM in reply to: MOLGRAND

Yes its possible. you will need to create a new annotation style and a new block under the Pipe Run Component Class Setting.

 

for CL Elevation of pipe you can use The class property "Position Z". and maybe add some prefix text on it. (ex CL EL.)

As for the Northing and Easting, Position Y and Position X should do it.  but for now its inconsistent. sometimes it can give correct value but most of the times, the wrong ones. at least in my machine,  but Position Z is always right.

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

AP3D2011

Metric-Inch Set up

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MOLGRAND
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Message 3 of 20 (2,474 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

10-03-2010 10:57 AM in reply to: MOLGRAND

Hi,

Thanks for the assistance again all works fine. Is there a way to override the orientation of the text - at the moment it is set to orientate to match the piperun.

 

Thanks

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DJPiper
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Message 4 of 20 (2,481 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

10-03-2010 10:04 PM in reply to: MOLGRAND

im not sure if there is one, but for now, i'm doing it manually , i just use the text grip then right click, then choose the rotate option from the pop up menu. the good thing is once i made an update to the view, the orientation is being kept also even if theres a change in text value

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

AP3D 2011

Metric - Inch setup

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Rich.O.3d
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Message 5 of 20 (2,039 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

07-17-2011 09:39 PM in reply to: DJPiper

when you hit the edit annotation button, the bottom item (in 'other properties') sets the orientation of the annotation. You can force to vert or horizontal or aligned or orthogonal

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thebearjed
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Message 6 of 20 (1,913 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

01-18-2012 12:33 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

Can this be modified to give the elevation in feet and inches. i get a decimal format which we do not use.

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MOLGRAND
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Message 7 of 20 (1,793 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

03-10-2012 03:57 AM in reply to: MOLGRAND
Hi,
I have a small issue with the elevation setting tag for the ortho drg - ie when I do the elevation tag it reads exactly from the model & sometimes it ends-up as a few dec places - see attached. How can this be forced to round-up to a preset dec place - I have tried changing the drg units - your help would be appreciated. It can be manually changed, but this is not the solution I need
 
Thanks
Gary
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aiacono
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Message 8 of 20 (1,603 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

09-03-2012 07:13 AM in reply to: MOLGRAND

Hi.

 

My solutions are to set a fixed lenght on define Expression.

 

Go to Annotation block editor and open the "Assign Annotation Format" windows, set value on "Target.Object.Position Z and after see the attached file "Elevation format".

 

Final results on attached file "CL ELEVATION RESULTS".

 

Bye. 

 

 

Package Engineer
BELLELLI ENGINEERING S.P.A.
ITALY
www.bellellieng.com
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Arun_Kumar_K
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Message 9 of 20 (1,516 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

09-12-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: aiacono

With the above details, we set the elevation in the annotion. However, while fix the no. of characters it we find an issue.

 

We fixed the number of characters to 5, now it is showing a elevation 70mm as 00070, which doesn't look nice. We also don't like to show a elevation as 70.030.

 

Any solution is there at present to show as 70 without decimals aswell as without adding 0's before.

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JasonDavis73
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Message 10 of 20 (1,367 Views)

Re: Annotation on Ortho drgs - ie add pipe elevations etc

11-19-2012 08:11 PM in reply to: thebearjed

How do we get the elevations to display in feet and inches.

 

As an example I have a drawing with an elevation of 4048.66098

 

I would really like it to display as 337'-4 11/16"

 

Is it possible to do this??

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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