AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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thebearjed
Posts: 234
Registered: ‎10-05-2009
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Lap Joint Flange???

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07-02-2012 08:59 AM

i have a spec which contains Lap Joint Flanges (stub ins) and for some reason only the 4" size is giving me problems. Going from a 4" pump nozzle to a 4" vessel nozzle i can not get it all connected. i keep getting the "AUTOROUTING CANNOT FIND ANY PATHS" error. 

 

i tred placing all the fittings and pipe with out usinig autoroute but to no avail.

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thebearjed
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Registered: ‎10-05-2009
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Re: Lap Joint Flange???

07-02-2012 09:18 AM in reply to: thebearjed

come to find out the pump nozzle was .00001742" lower than the tank nozzle. this is a bit ridiclous, we are not building the space shuttle here. there must be some way to tell the program to round to the nearest 1/16" or so.

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MarcVandezande8783
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎11-30-2010
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Re: Lap Joint Flange???

07-04-2012 07:28 AM in reply to: thebearjed

I think the problem still exists in plant 3D 2013: I sometimes get the same error and when I measure I see that there is a difference of .000000782 mm. Yes Milimeters ! There should be a way of configuring how accurate this gap can or may be.

Maybe for version 2014 ??????

 

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Miro1234
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-21-2009
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Re: Lap Joint Flange???

10-29-2014 06:23 AM in reply to: MarcVandezande8783

maybe in version  2050????

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TRdesigner82
Posts: 175
Registered: ‎08-16-2012
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Re: Lap Joint Flange???

10-30-2014 09:06 AM in reply to: Miro1234

There's a file(DefaultConnectorsConfig.xml) that has existed to adjust this as long as I've been using Plant 3D but, straight from Autodesk, "It doesn't work". That was back in 2013or 2014 when I asked them about it and I'm pretty sure it still doesn't work in 2015. But, at least we have a DARK theme now....

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