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Does anyone know where these live? can't find in display or style managers. I want to copy them to another dwg.

 

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dumfatnhappy

AecDisplayManagerConfigSelection is what comes up at the command prompt.... I call them Display settings.... depending on what discipline you want to show up when/where...

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dumfatnhappy

nevermind, I cound em under Display manager (configurations_) daoh! :o

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tzframpton

Glad you found it.

 

Are you diving into utilizing and creating your own Display Configurations? If so, and you need a little help, I've gotten pretty efficient with them so post up and I'll help you where I can.

 

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dumfatnhappy

I appreciate that and don't think I won't take you up on it... I've been dipping my toes into it... bout ready to start wading I think :notworthy:

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dumfatnhappy

btw, have you created any new styles like walls or handrails, etc?

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tzframpton

Walls, yes. Handrails, na.... Never had the need although I have used the default styles before.

 

Also note: The extent of the Display Configurations are in the ACA user guide, not the AMEP user guide. Lots of good info there. :)

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dumfatnhappy

I have ACA 2009 user guide... much change since then? Do I need to get 2012?

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tzframpton

Best thing is to use the new Autodesk Exchange. I love it.

 

Links --->

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocad/

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocadarchitecture/

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocadmep/

Just click on "Help" and it gives you an updated online user guide that works extremely well.

 

Related info:

 

Elements of the Display System

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocadarchitecture/enu/online-help/search#WScedd0d2069f88934b1c260fa2565f2a6-8000.htm

 

The display system has 3 major elements:

  • A display representation, which controls how an individual object, such as a door or a wall, is displayed
  • A display set, which is a group of display representations of objects
  • A display configuration, which is a collection of display sets assigned to particular view directions

These 3 elements are hierarchical: each display configuration contains a number of display sets, and each display set contains a number of display representations. To use a display configuration, you assign it to a viewport. The objects in the viewport then use the display properties specified in the display configuration.

Display Configurations

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocadarchitecture/enu/online-help/search#WScedd0d2069f88934b1c260fa2565f2a6-7ffd.htm

 

A display configuration typically is created for a specific design task or drawing type. To use a display configuration, you assign it to a viewport. Drawings based on templates provided with AutoCAD Architecture contain layout tabs with viewports to which appropriate display configurations are assigned. You can use the configuration assigned to a viewport, assign a different one, or customize the configuration.
Managing Display Configurations

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocadarchitecture/enu/online-help/search#WScedd0d2069f88934b1c260fa2565f2a6-7fe3.htm

 

8) Have fun!!

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dumfatnhappy

awesome info

 

thanks!

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tzframpton

Also another tip, go to Options > MEP Display Control > "Enable Display by Elevation". This is a really neat feature depending on your design model circumstance that can automate how something looks based on the elevation of something, and when used properly it can really be beneficial. It opens up a whole new huge can of worms in the Display Manager though, so be careful using it as it can throw you for a loop unless you're already efficient with the Display Manager.

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dumfatnhappy

hey man, I'm stumped, now when I go to lay pipe..... it stays flat, meaning I can't get it to lay in vertical. Even when I open up a new drawing. Do you know of anything in the pipe preferences that would cause that (let alone default to it?) this has happened in the past and I *think* my work around was a new drawing... I even created a new routing pref *and* a system but no joy. I've tried diff. variations too but got nuthin..

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tzframpton

When you start running your pipe, in the Properties palette, you create a riser by simply changing the elevation.

 

*EDIT* Also be aware of the Slope setting. This can "lock" the pipe routing if it's anything other than zero. :)

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dumfatnhappy

I route my pipe with ortho on and typing distances (usually) or use my point filters.. I just did a repair cuz it was behaving the same when I went into drawings I KNOW I was routing vertically in (and it still did it)

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I have never done it that way...I just drag it in whatever direction (up, down, east, west) and it just laid right in there.... granted I gave it an elevatoin and that worked but what a pain in the a$$ that is....

 

strange... when I go to route pipe at the command prompt I type 'P' for 'Plane' it releases it like I want.... never had to do that before either.. this is odd

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Ah, I see. You must not be in Plan View as I was assuming. Yes, changing the Plane is what you're after. I almost always am in Plan View when I'm routing pipe, and when I need to I have my other MS Viewports in different elevation and isometric views that I need when I really need to get detailed.

 

Learning to route pipe in Plan View is a helluva lot faster than "drawing in 3D". :)

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