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cbartlett
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Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

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03-28-2013 02:33 PM

Not sure if this is a wish list item or not, and I'd rather not reinvent the wheel on this.

 

Some of the duct fittings have surface areas calculated, some dont. I'd like to have all the fittings report an area so I can schedule total sheet-metal areas. Anyone here know of an easier way of doing this than going through each fitting family and figuring out how to calculate the areas?

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azgurbuz
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Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

03-28-2013 02:53 PM in reply to: cbartlett

I asked the same duct area question a while ago, no answers. No information on anywhere. I am still working on getting the duct area easily. What I do is define a shared parameter, and define a formula for that fitting area. A very easy task is turning into a tedious work. Schedule duct and fitting separately, export them, open them in  a spread sheet, delete "m²", sum areas :smileysad:

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moh_azs
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Registered: ‎08-18-2013
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Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

08-18-2013 04:06 AM in reply to: cbartlett

i hope this formulae will helpduct sections.jpg

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naughtyharry
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Registered: ‎11-29-2013
Message 4 of 13 (702 Views)

Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

11-29-2013 09:56 PM in reply to: cbartlett
Can you not create a family parameter tied into the dimensions etc and the have it show up as an m2 in the schedule?
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Alaaeldin_Alsahli
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Registered: ‎11-19-2013
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Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-04-2013 08:31 AM in reply to: cbartlett

the only way is to create you shared parameters

here is a link for how to,

https://chronicle.autodesk.com/main/details/71a731f5-0982-4ade-b79e-f6f09ef6779e

 



Alaaeldin Alsahli


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naughtyharry
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Message 6 of 13 (651 Views)

Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-04-2013 07:46 PM in reply to: Alaaeldin_Alsahli
Thanks Alaaeldin.
Your solution tied in with the calcs supplies by Moh-azs should work perfectly.
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naughtyharry
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Message 7 of 13 (645 Views)

Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-04-2013 09:37 PM in reply to: naughtyharry

See picture below. The calcs for a radius bend worked perfectly and scheduled perfectly. AREA.jpg

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moh_azs
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Message 8 of 13 (620 Views)

Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-06-2013 02:10 PM in reply to: cbartlett

Simple excel sheets

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moh_azs
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Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-06-2013 02:18 PM in reply to: cbartlett
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moh_azs
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Re: Anyone know of any methods for calculating duct fitting areas?

12-06-2013 02:20 PM in reply to: cbartlett
 
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