Last week I created a post on downloading Autodesk Fabrication content from the building3dcontent.com and since then an update to the Fabrication products has come out, SP2b, which repaired a great feature. Here is a video on downloading or updating content from building3dcontent.com from within the program.
I have an updated post that has a simpler download method. You can find it here.
Autodesk on 11/28/13 added over 7,000 parts to their imperial catalog on the Building3dContent.com site, from Victaulic, Nibco and Anvil. This made me think that it would be a good time to put together a how-to on getting that content into your configuration.
I had reports with incorrect hanger rod diameters for years using CADmep. It drove me nuts to print a report and then change the rod sizes by hand before giving it to purchasing.
The problem was that the rod size was tied to the hanger not to the pipe so when insulation is added to the pipe the hanger would oversize but so would the rod. I have since fixed my hangers and they now report out correctly and here is how you can do the same.
Custom buttons can save a lot of time by automating repetitive workflows. This video will guide you through building a custom palette button for tagging diffusers but the same would apply many different workflows.
Here is the code for the button we will be creating: ^C^C^P(MapFilter “#5025=#34″)(princ)(ctext “Diffuser-Tag”)(princ)
More can be found on the filter in this code by searching the CADmep help file for “MapFilter”.
Put your own images on your scripted button assemblies.
Here is a download containing the carriers that I used in this video, for them to work in your configuration you may have to change the connectors to match the connectors on your pipe. ZurnCarriers
AutoCAD 2014 Service Pack 1 is out. You can download it from here.