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tarrynd
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ISO splitting

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10-01-2012 11:38 PM

Hi All

 

I would like to know if anyone has any more information on ISO splitting. I have a pipe and 2 smaller pipes are connected using half couplings (as seen in attached screen shot). When I generate an ISO it created 4 different ISO's instead of 1, even when I select the "Force Iso onto one sheet" option in the Advanced Iso Creation options. I did some re search and I found these 2 blogs (http://www.davetyner.com/forum/showthread.php?10029-Plant-3D-2012-Isometric-Splitting&highlight=forc... , http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Plant-3D/Force-iso-onto-one-sheet/td-p/3275015) on this and have tried both, tested connections, i have made sure all the line numbers are correct etc and still I get the same result (4 ISO's). I hope Autodesk or anyone can give me some insight into this, or tell me if this is a bug.

 

Regards,

 

Tarryn

did you make the half couple or get it from an existing catalogue

I remember having an issue with them when i made them...i think i ended up copying an olet and making my own

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Rich.O.3d
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Re: ISO splitting

10-01-2012 11:41 PM in reply to: tarrynd

right click a component

add to selection all connected components

do all your parts highlight?

if not, then your iso will not be connected

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tarrynd
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Re: ISO splitting

10-01-2012 11:48 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

Hi There

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

This is one of the 1st things I checked, everything is connected. The ISO generates perfectly when I change the half coupling to stub in's. The end types for my Half coupling are 1=THDF; 2=BV, not sure if this has anything to do with it.

 

Tarryn

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carnie
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Message 4 of 16 (1,669 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

10-02-2012 01:53 AM in reply to: tarrynd

Hi Tarryn, is it possible that you have toggled the iso property changes, under the Iso Creation Options? Here you can force a iso split according material, spec or line No changes. Also the DWG congestion slider where is that set to? Just a couple of suggestions, i hope they help.

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tarrynd
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Re: ISO splitting

10-02-2012 02:01 AM in reply to: carnie

Hi

 

Thank you for the reply and suggestions. The "Spilt Iso when property changes" option has never been ticked, I normally check the "Force Iso onto one sheet" option however. Also I have tested both sliding the "drawing congestion splitting" option to the highest as well as the lowest and tried producing ISO's both ways, neither make a difference. I mentioned that if I change the half coupling to a stub in, then the Iso is produced correctly, the minute it is half couplings (which is what I need) it splits into 4 Iso's at the couplings. I have checked all is connected and they are... I am not sure what else I could possibly try...

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Rich.O.3d
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Message 6 of 16 (1,634 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

10-02-2012 03:31 PM in reply to: tarrynd

did you make the half couple or get it from an existing catalogue

I remember having an issue with them when i made them...i think i ended up copying an olet and making my own

CAD Management 101:
You can do it your own way,
If its done just how I say!
[Metallica:And Justice For All:1988]
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tarrynd
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Message 7 of 16 (1,623 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

10-02-2012 10:17 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

The Half coupling was actually brought through from the AutoPlant Specs.

 

Thank you. I am have also contacted ask the expert, Jarrod Mudford, and he has provided me with the same solution, I will test this out on my side today and report back on my results.

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Rich.O.3d
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Message 8 of 16 (1,617 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

10-02-2012 11:08 PM in reply to: tarrynd

ahhh..Muddies on the case......he will get you sorted

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tht7763
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Message 9 of 16 (1,264 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

01-01-2013 06:40 PM in reply to: tarrynd

Hi tarrynd,

I have exactly same problem splitted drawings with half couplings.

Could you pls report back your solution? 

Is it solved by making up an olet?

 

many thanks!

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tarrynd
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Message 10 of 16 (1,173 Views)

Re: ISO splitting

01-13-2013 10:56 PM in reply to: tarrynd

Hi There

 

Yes creating my Half couplings as OLETS sorted out my problems. It was a bit of a long way around because instead of creating a half coupling in my spec with only the size on my half coupling i had to create mutiple olets because with olets you need to specify both of the connecting components sizes. So for my 25mm Half coupling, I had to create 25x50, 25x65, 25x80, 25x100, etc etc olets. But in the end they work well and my ISO's are pulled correctly.

 

hope this helps.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tarryn

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