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    Is there anyone making isometric piping drawings in Autocad out there?
    just wonderd if there are any good lisp/vba or simular applications that can do it an easy way.
    What I am specialy interested in is generating an iso from a 3D model pipe.
    I know a few other programs how does this pretty good, but lets stick to autocad....

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    First select an isometric view of your choice of the part, like SW isometric, SE isometric, NE isometric, or NW isometric. Now set your ucs to "current view". Now type "Solview" into the command line, select "Ucs", then "current", choose the scale of your object and finally give the viewport a name. Now go into the layer control window and you'll see three new layers: "xxx-dim", "xxx-hid", and "xxx-vis". Give the "hid" layer a hidden linetype (or turn it off) and give the layers colors of your choice. Now type "Soldraw" into the command line and select the viewport you just made. AutoCAD will generate a 2D drawing of the viewport you just selected. Congrats!

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    Thanks I'll try it out...

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    Cool

    This was my test result, looks ok but. Is there an simular way to just get a center line, all the welding between the components must show (may be just as a dot).

    What about automatic dimensioning?
    Automatic ballons with weld numbers on each weld?
    Automatic bollons with pos nr. on each component, and a corresponding Bill of Material on the right side of the sheet?
    Numbering on straight spools with corresponding cutting list for prefab?

    please give me a shout if this is impossible to make. I'll try to figure out this step by step.

    But if some of this is impossible give me a notice so I dont waste my time.

    I'll apreciate any tips or hints

    Its much possible that I end up in a mental home before this works properly.
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    I liek the flatshot command

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    Gee kollargoll, dont want much mate...

    I'd suggest that your a using raw Autocad and all the specific automated tasks that you are looking for..can be done..
    but....will require some add-on or vertical software....

    have a look at these...

    http://cadpipe.com/index.html
    http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Product...arket=Building
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=3290681

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    These bits and bobs might help. I put them en 3Dmodelsharing for all to use.
    http://www.3dmodelsharing.com/details.php?id=1166
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