View Full Version : quickpen pipe designer 3d
28th Jul 2008, 02:14 pm
curious if any body doing any piping is using this add on or any thoughts.
my company purchased autocad mep, thinking it was the best solution for us. a lot of trial and error on my part, i couldn't get it to work in the way i wanted to. so on the recommendation of another draftsman who's experience we went along a got this add on. for $5,000. it has a bit of a learning curve. besides the your normal fittings it is very customize oriented.
just wondering what anybody thoughts are?
sorry if this is the wrong forum for this post.
28th Jul 2008, 03:55 pm
You could try one of these libraries:
Pipework & Structural Steel http://www.3DCADMax.com
3D AutoCAD Pipework – http://www.HerculeDesign.com
28th Jul 2008, 04:19 pm
thanx. i have seen these before. im cool for the time being. i decent amount of learning to do with quick pens product. i really should of tried these for a lot cheaper than going with quick pen. its on the company's dime (which i dont own).
on the lighter note what is cool about it, quick pens program is the fittings are intelligent. mean if you add a 90 degree elbow to the pipe. the ends butt. it gives you a weld gap. then it ask for which way to settle the elbow in increments in 45 degrees.'
but on the other hand i have to make custom butterfly flanges. which sucks
28th Jul 2008, 04:26 pm
It looks like good software from their webiste. The only thing I would be concerned about is that they aren't 3D AutoCAD solids they are custom objects made using ObjectARX. This is not always very stable - you could be caught in the middle of an important model when things go odd.....!
28th Jul 2008, 07:41 pm
Its been pretty solid for me for the time so for. I would assume it would be better for some one doing plumbing. or sanitation piping. Being the fitting catalog is so massive. For an hvac piping company. it is extremely over kill.
The biggest downfall to it is, they don't have a forum as powerful as this one. You just dont get the quick responses, friendliness, multiple solutions and so forth and so forth.
Partly due to it not be multiple trade and the vast user base that auto cad has.
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