When using the "line to pipe" command (PLANTCONVERTLINETOPIPE), I select the construction lines for the pipe to draw, after putting in the pipe it deletes the construction lines. Is there a setting so that these lines are not deleted.
The way I accomplish converting line to pipe and keeping construction lines is to draw all construction lines on a dedicated layer (ex. Pipe Construction). I then freeze the "pipe construction layer before starting the line to pipe command. I then just thaw the pipe construction layer. It sounds complicated but I have toolbar button programed with a macro to do everything in one click. I will paste my macro below for reference. Just create a new custom command and program to button.
<^C^C-layer;s;0;lo;pipe_construction;;select \plantconvertlinetopipe -layer;u;pipe_construction;s;pipe_construction;; >
It seems like every piping software handles slope in incredibly horrible ways. So, many years ago I just started drawing all my sloped lines with a 3DPolyline lisp routine. Because of my work flow and this default nature, I've found the auto-delete on the LineToPipe command to be very annoying.
So, this is how I run the command now:
(defun C:CDD () ;C.onvert, but D.on't D.elete (command "PLANTCONVERTLINETOPIPE" "E" "NO") (princ) )
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