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RedMan77
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Electrical Conduit

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03-10-2009 08:12 AM
We need electrical conduit in the worst sort of way. Plumbing has their pipes and mechanical has their duct, but if we are going to truly start modeling our systems in a truly BIM environment, we need the same sort of conduit that you would find in AutoCAD MEP.
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sschwartz
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Message 2 of 18 (431 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

04-21-2009 12:12 PM in reply to: RedMan77
Vote 2 of year 2009... I hope this gets into the priority items this time around! (Crossing my fingers)
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Re: Electrical Conduit

04-22-2009 04:18 AM in reply to: RedMan77

Conduit is easy! Just create your conduit type as
you would pipe types. Then create a workset called Electrical piping and make it
curent when you draw. Draw your conduit in that workset and then turn the work
set off in the other views. Thats what we do for all out piping needs such
as electrical, med gas, etc. Make a workset for each.


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2 of year 2009... I hope this gets into the priority items this time around!
(Crossing my fingers)
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chriswade
Posts: 191
Registered: ‎10-06-2008
Message 4 of 18 (431 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

05-05-2009 11:07 AM in reply to: RedMan77
But that is not the proper way to do it, the proper way is to have an actual conduit tool. I still say real conduit tools are a must.
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greg
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-14-2009
Message 5 of 18 (431 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

05-14-2009 06:35 AM in reply to: RedMan77
I agree we need electrical conduit. Using the pipe for plumbing is all well and good but the fittings are all different.
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dennis
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Registered: ‎07-29-2005
Message 6 of 18 (431 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

05-19-2009 11:26 AM in reply to: RedMan77
Another "gotcha" with your scenario is that if the file is linked, the Hosting file cannot make use of the Workset designations in the Linked file. (Unless I have missed something somewhere)
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simon.whitbread
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Registered: ‎04-06-2009
Message 7 of 18 (431 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

06-13-2009 09:43 PM in reply to: RedMan77
Yes - Conduit, we need it.

But it won't be there till at least the next release

So in the meantime - Pipes.

Worksets for visability control though isn't great as you can't control worksets in view templates. The alternative is to add a parameter to the project for 'Pipe Use' - which you can then filter through
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sschwartz
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Message 8 of 18 (432 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

07-13-2009 10:32 AM in reply to: RedMan77
Conduit and wiring, NOT piping. Conduit and wiring. Other people use duct for faking in conduit also.
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dennis
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Message 9 of 18 (432 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

07-20-2009 10:00 AM in reply to: RedMan77
Use a FILTER called CONDUIT who search for components with the name CONDUIT in them. So you will create a PIPE TYPE called Conduit, and duplicate the elbows, tees, etc and rename them with Conduit, ie Conduit Elbow, Conduit Tee, and on and on. Then you can create a Filter that will look for Pipe Type that has the word Conduit in it.

Works great, even tho it is a workaround. A true conduit object type would be better.
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sschwartz
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Message 10 of 18 (432 Views)

Re: Electrical Conduit

07-20-2009 10:13 AM in reply to: RedMan77
A true conduit object type would be better.

Absolutely!
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