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AUTODESK FABRICATION CAD MEP - CONVERTING 3D to 2D

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notlob

Hi everyone this is my first time using this service & i have an Autodesk Fabrication CAD MEP question if i may.

 

when coverting my drawings from 3d to 2d using create 2d command obviously it does the trick & converts to 2d. the problem i have is that all the sections that i have created in other views ports that are also on the same drawing disapear !!

is there any way i can keep the sections or would i have to go to each individual viewport & do create 2d ??

 

Thankyou

Notlob

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SLW210

Is there a system variable MAXACTVP or something similar available.

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notlob

Hi SLW210,

 

Yes there is a MAXACTVP which is set to 64 - what is this for ?

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Cad64

It sets the maximum number of viewports that can be active at one time in a layout.

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notlob

Thankyou Cad64 & SLW210

 

I now understand what the MAXACTVP does but not too sure how this will help my problem ?

 

am i missing something ?

 

Cheers

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Cad64

I don't know anything about MEP. What does the "Create 2D Command" do? Does it flatten your 3D model? If so, then I imagine that's why your sections are disappearing.

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notlob

yes it flattens to 2d & yes i realise that's why the sections disappear.

 

i have just been working on another project where we got the 3d files (converted to CAD 3d & the 2d files which had the layouts but also the sections.

 

i think because the Fabrication CAD MEP is a manufacturing tool it can't do what autocad 3d can do.

 

i just thught i might be missing something, but it doesn't sound like i am :(

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tzframpton

Can you explode the sections before you run the Convert to 2D command?

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notlob

yeah i tried exploding in the viewpoint of the section, but of course the section is linked to the model / plan views etc so as soon as you explode you lose the text in the section & the plan !!!

i'm begining to think that there is only one way & that would be to create a 2d drg for each section which is a pain when you've got 25 on one drg ......

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tzframpton

Export twice and combine the exploded sections and converted plan. Is this a workaround that is feasible?

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