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    Default How to Draw Piping Isometrics in Autocad??

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    Can anybody tell me the step by step methods and shortcut tips for drawing Piping Isometrics in Autocad?? I dont have any experience in Isometric Draings in autocad..And companies are asking for the same.. If anybody can help me out, I can practice and try..

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    Are they simply single lined schematic designs, or are you trying to represent isometric details showing a good amount of detail?

    To at least get you started, try this. Type SNAPSTYL at the command line and set it to 1. This gives you the "Isometric Crosshair". Use the F5 key to rotate the crosshair in the three different orientations it has. Next, be sure to set your Polar Tracking on, and set it at an incrementing angle of 30 degrees. As you draw, just keep in mind the isometric perception and you'll do fine. When it comes to circles, you can use the ELLIPSE command and choose the "Isocircle" option. This gives you a view of a circle at an isometric angle very easily.

    This is the very basic setup. Come back with any more questions you may have.
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    It might help if you look up the concept of creating an isometric drawing on the Internet. Methods used in manual drafting can easily be transferred to CAD.
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    First you need to do some research to learn exactly what a piping isometric is.
    There is plenty of information on the web.
    There are hundreds of symbols used in the presentation of isos.
    This may be a little advanced, but there is a good free piping isometric symbol image tile menu (program) at http://cben.net/.
    Search for pipeiso.
    Download both the PIPEISO_.zip and PIPEISO.MNS.zip.
    The PIPEISO.MNS.zip is a revision of the menu in the PIPEISO_.zip.
    I assume you can still use image tile menus in your AutoCAD 2010.
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    Thanks Digger..I have downloadwd it..and i tried to load it Autocad window using "APPLLOAD" command..but its not working..Anything wrong???

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    If you're talking isometric symbols, this *.dwg might come in handy.

    And visit this tutorial too http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/48-...iles/frame.htm (Chapter 40).
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    Quote Originally Posted by suhailpo View Post
    Thanks Digger..I have downloadwd it..and i tried to load it Autocad window using "APPLLOAD" command..but its not working..Anything wrong???
    suhailpo,
    Use MENULOAD.
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    Star Thank you!!

    After looking around online for awhile, I came across your post, and found it to be 100% and a bit more useful thank you very very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankman View Post
    If you're talking isometric symbols, this *.dwg might come in handy.

    And visit this tutorial too http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/48-...iles/frame.htm (Chapter 40).

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    i do duct layouts (circular duct) all day long.

    it's so quick and easy to do them in 3D...... draw a 3D polyline along the route. Radius the corners. Run xpipe LISP (do a search) and wala....

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