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Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

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09-20-2011 02:23 PM

I am having problems with my pipe fittings, and the same for pipe accessories. Looks at the attachemnts. The elbow of the green pipe is in question.

Basicilly the elbow show graphically different at different elevations.  Below the cut plane pipe looks good, above, not so good.

Thanks in advance.     

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

09-22-2011 01:49 PM in reply to: bhanna4168

Make sure that parts of the fitting are not crossing the limits of the View Range. Even if part of it is still within the bounds, it might not be visible.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

09-22-2011 02:33 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

I dont think that is the issue.  I also realised that I am having the same issue with the duct fittings. 

 

Above the cut plane pipe and duct fitting are showing up light.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

09-22-2011 04:20 PM in reply to: bhanna4168
As you are a Subscription Member, I would suggest opening a Support Case and uploading the file you have. You can do that through the Subscription Center.


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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

09-23-2011 03:03 PM in reply to: bhanna4168

I had a problem like this for a duct elbow... It was a "Cut Plane" issue.  Once I raised the cut plane above everything, It looked fine.  Not sure about the Pipe fitting, but it's worth a try.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

09-26-2011 06:20 AM in reply to: bhanna4168

Yes, I agree that it is a cut plane issue.  But If I raise the cut plane to be above the pipes, or the ductwork then the cut is above the doors and the plans to not look as good.

 

I have also found that if I duplicate the view all of the fitting/elbows apear correct in the new view.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

10-26-2011 07:22 AM in reply to: bhanna4168

I had this same problem, did you ever find a solution?

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

10-26-2011 02:11 PM in reply to: bhanna4168

bhanna4168 wrote:

Yes, I agree that it is a cut plane issue.  But If I raise the cut plane to be above the pipes, or the ductwork then the cut is above the doors and the plans to not look as good.

 

I have also found that if I duplicate the view all of the fitting/elbows apear correct in the new view.


Correct me if I wrong, the view range has four possible elements involved and they don't interact with all objects the same way.

 

View Range.jpg

The cut plane should really only affect certain Architectural, Structural and Common objects (ie, Mass and Generic) types. So in most cases the default 48 inch cut plane should work without any issues.

 

Based on what you are seeing it looks like it is being caused by the settings applied to the Top and Bottom settings of your Primary range. I would say the ideal setting would be from floor to floor - which would allow you to see all MEP objects that fall in that range (ignore my Top range I should have snapped the line to the top of the floor not bottom). I'm sure there might be situations where you might adjust them to be different but I would expect that to be the exeption and not the rule.

 

Although, I would consider the resizing of connections to be a bug because I don't know any situation where you would want that to happen.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

12-08-2011 12:05 PM in reply to: rmiller1973

Ok I want to bring this topic back to life because I am still having the same problem.  Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

See the attachment for an example.  The duct and fitting are at 9' above level 2  If I move them below the cut plane the fitting displays correctly.  Otherwise it is lighter than the rest.  I checked my visibility graphics to make sure that the duct fittings are not set to halftone or something of the like.  Any info would be nice.

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Re: Pipe Fitting Symbol Problem

10-15-2014 04:23 PM in reply to: bhanna4168

Hey, my supervisor has the solution. Make sure underlay is turned off for the view, if the fitting sees itself it will change the visibility.

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