AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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Branch Editor Issue

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09-04-2012 11:56 AM

Hi All,


I'm having a problem with my branch editor for pipe spec creation. When I try to apply some of my branches, it says that the spec is incompatible for that size. I'm trying to get some small half couplings/threadolets/sockolets onto a large pipe. I started by creating the fitting in the catalogue for 12-50mm. Then added to spec, and added to my legend on the branch editor. I tried setting one end connection to TAP and the other to either SW or Threaded. I'm not sure why it isn't working..


Any help appreciated,



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Re: Branch Editor Issue

09-12-2012 02:45 AM in reply to: Christopher_Lam

I am having the same problem with half couplings 

I tried port 1 to BV/PL and port 2 to THDF

It appears that many people are having issues with half couplings.

Can anyone at autodesk please alert us if a half coupling can be used in a branch table.


My scenario is as follows:

branch size = 1/2" to 2"

Header size = 2.5" to 24"


in the above branch sizes I want to come off the above headers with a half coupling that is welded on one end and female threaded on the other. (in reality the half coupling is threaded full length and welded at one end.)


Please help before my boss kicks my $#%@ 

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Re: Branch Editor Issue

09-13-2012 03:12 PM in reply to: lukecoxon3d

Possible solution:... copy an olet in your catalogue and adjust the geometry and descriptions to be that of a half coupling

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