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MEP 2012 Automatic Conduit Couplings?

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rwjohnstone

I just typed this whole thing up and my explorer crashed…..:ouch: Here it goes, short version this time. First off, I would like to thank everyone on here for sharring information and providing help to those in need, it really does make a difference, so thank you. I work for a small drafting company and wespecialize in BIM coordination. I amusing MEP 2012 and love it for coordination with other trades. Most of my work is electrical. One of the companies we work for is going tostart a Pre-Fab division and wants us to create all of their Pre-Fab drawingsafter the work is coordinated. Last weekwe went to a meeting on TSI’s CADElect/CADPipe, and almost everything theprogram has to offer can be done in MEP. I prefer the level of customization available with MEP vs theCADElect. However, the one thing thatdid stand out was the couplings in CADElect. You can select a cut length for a conduit in both programs, but in MEPit will simply divide a conduit up into the specified length and in CADElect itwill place a coupling between them. Isthere a way to get these couplings to be automatically added in MEP? I searched the Google Machine and came upempty handed. Any input on this matteris greatly appreciated. I don’t want toleave the MEP, but I might have to….

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tzframpton

I'm not a big fan of TSI's software, however if you're going to actually use drawings for fabrication then that's the program you'll want to go after. It is fine-tuned for fabrication needs. AutoCAD MEP does a great job but isn't advertised as true fabrication-ready software.

 

As for your question, I don't think the conduit catalog even has couplings, does it? I just checked and I didn't see any. Nor did I see anything in the Routing Preferences options either.

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SLW210

I moved this thread to MEP forum.

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rwjohnstone
I moved this thread to MEP forum.

 

Sorry about that!

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