Hey StykeFace. I took your style and made a couple small modifications to it. I went ahead and added a square nut and threaded rod to each side and anchored them. You can now move the unistrut and the nuts and rod will move also. In addition, you can stretch the upper rod grips as far or as little as you want.
I take structural style assemblies like these and block them up. I then drag them to a tool palette and make a tool out of them. I set the block to explode upon insertion and now I have a MEP Hanger that looks a little better than the MEP Styles. Plus I get stretchable threadable rods.
** Edit ** The rods could be made a little better. I grabbed the style out of an old drawing and was too lazy to get the correct ones. I would remove the inner portion of the rod to make it solid and then I would put the insertion point in the center of the rod instead of tangent to the outside of the rod.
Awesome, Keith. You actually beat me to these additions. And you and I are very much alike, I block items like this to reside in Tool Palettes for easy insertion as well. You and I would make a great team in an AutoCAD MEP job.
I'm about to remake this in Revit next.
Thanks guys!!!! This is Great!!! Anyone have any clevis style hangers (AEC type)?
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I did at one time but left them on the computer from a company I worked out previously. I thought about recreating them a few good times but now that I'm on Revit I just don't see the benefit anymore, lol.
You could reverse engineer what I have there and create your own though.
I thanked you guys in another post on the same member style and how to create other profiles. attached you will see the results of you teaching.
Now what I would like to know is how to create a tag for the unistrut member style. I have created a manual one that I got by with, but I would like an automatic one. I already ran into problems with design changes and I missed updating some of the tags.
(1) I would like the tag to display the style that would result in a letter A,B,C.... I could just change the name of the style so I would not need a formula, But I like the name of the style the way it is.
(2) I would like it to display a "U" prefix if the strut is hung open side down (180 rotation)
(3) I would like it to read the length of the strut
(4) I would like it to read the length of the rod. I thought about using the elevation of the strut subtracted from the height of the steel and adding 3" for depth of strut and concrete. This way I would not need to (or have anyone else) figure out how to get a tag from one object to report info on another object. I thought I read there is way to do that? But I would like to use the length of the rod so I can adjust the rod to whole numbers. I would not mind if that used a manual property set.
The attached file shows better what I am trying to do.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated
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You should find all of the information you are looking for in this series of youtube videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfge...ITvSxfqQCOiqMU
I don't believe that you will be able to read the length of the rod without a manual property set definitions. I.E. have a manual property set definition where you set the top of the rod elevation. For a particular drawing you could set the default value to the under slab elevation for that drawing and change it for specific objects if need be. Then you could subtract the height of the hanger from the under slab elevation.
Everything else should be doable and should be located in the video links posted above.