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Plumbing Pipes Over cut Plane in Dotted line

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09-12-2011 06:16 AM

While making the plumbing layout i want the pipes above the cut plane to be visible as dotted line in my floor plan level. How do i do that?

Any suggestion is appericiated.

I don't think that there is a direct, easy way to accomplish that. The best solution I can immediately think of would be:

 

  1. Create a Project Parameter named "Above Cut Plane" or whatever as a yes/no type, and have it apply to applicable categories (i.e. Piping).
  2. Create a Filter named "Piping Above Cut Plane" or something, have it apply to the same categories as step one, and set the lines override to hidden or whatever you wish.
  3. Select all of the piping that would be above the cut plane and check the box for the parameter created in step one. Duplicate the view and change the View Range to show only the elements above the cut plane (Set the Primary Range Bottom and the View Depth to the same elevation as the Cut Plane) and select all applicable elements. After you check the box, you can delete the view if you want to.

**Let me know if you have any trouble with any of these steps.

For step one, the Type of Parameter is incorrect. This field dictates what format of data the parameter uses such as length, voltage, an integer, etc.  In this case, you'll need to set this parameter to "Yes/No" in order to create a checkbox option in the pipes and related families. Note that you cannot change the Type of Parameter after the parameter has been created, so you will have to delete it and make it again. Step two looked OK and it will work once step one is corrected.

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CADastrophe
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Re: Plumbing Pipes Over cut Plane in Dotted line

09-12-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: vdes

I don't think that there is a direct, easy way to accomplish that. The best solution I can immediately think of would be:

 

  1. Create a Project Parameter named "Above Cut Plane" or whatever as a yes/no type, and have it apply to applicable categories (i.e. Piping).
  2. Create a Filter named "Piping Above Cut Plane" or something, have it apply to the same categories as step one, and set the lines override to hidden or whatever you wish.
  3. Select all of the piping that would be above the cut plane and check the box for the parameter created in step one. Duplicate the view and change the View Range to show only the elements above the cut plane (Set the Primary Range Bottom and the View Depth to the same elevation as the Cut Plane) and select all applicable elements. After you check the box, you can delete the view if you want to.

**Let me know if you have any trouble with any of these steps.

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Re: Plumbing Pipes Over cut Plane in Dotted line

09-14-2011 01:24 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Thanks for the post..

Not able to get all steps completely...

pls find the attched file n correct me if i have put in things as required....

nothing seen in my file as for step 3 for checking the box.....

 

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Re: Plumbing Pipes Over cut Plane in Dotted line

09-14-2011 05:25 AM in reply to: vdes

For step one, the Type of Parameter is incorrect. This field dictates what format of data the parameter uses such as length, voltage, an integer, etc.  In this case, you'll need to set this parameter to "Yes/No" in order to create a checkbox option in the pipes and related families. Note that you cannot change the Type of Parameter after the parameter has been created, so you will have to delete it and make it again. Step two looked OK and it will work once step one is corrected.

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Re: Plumbing Pipes Over cut Plane in Dotted line

09-19-2011 03:42 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Thanks a lot for ur post...

Ur detailed description realy helped solve my issue...

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