i have been working on 3d projects using aecosim and previous versions for some time
in all that time i have found the models i have worked on have the wrong fittings in or wrong materials
and this is because its know which library will place the pipe and fittings correctly
as an example if you are placing st gobain above ground drainage 100 dia pipe, then turn 90 deg, the software creates a 90 degree bend which is not a st gobain fitting
if you then set the catalog to st gobain, it chooses the short radius fitting with no other options
i know i can export to excel and edit each fitting separately and when i have the time i do exactly that
what my problem is, why create part of a library of fittings and in some cases, the fittings in it are dimensionally incorrect?
it would seem if you are working on a project you cannot use the software to draw the pipework route without checking each fitting for accuracy
as we are modelling services with an eye to materials take off, it would have made sense to be able to set a max length of pipe and automatic coupling
other problems with this package is getting the catalog right for the materials
is it intended that if you want a dimensionally correct model, you need to go through the entire catalog and edit them (where necessary)
can anyone explain which catalog name to use for these pipe types:
About the problems with fittings, have you tried in Update 4?
MEP 3D coordination & BIM Technician
Can you point us to specific manufacturer pages where some of these components are defined? AFAIK the MDB files are based off of manufacturer's catalog data, but if something does not meet those specs the content team would need the dimensional data in order to make those changes going forward. If you do have access to that data, I would also suggest filing a Service Request with support so that the details can be formally tracked.
i think i have finally resolved the problem using the AECOsim pipework
when the 'Datagroup instance data' Dialog opens
a) set Catalog Name
b) from CustomParamBMPPipe (LHS of dialog) right click and choose 'Set as default AutoFitting options'
c) from Properties (LHS of dialog) right click and choose Set as default properties
This does now work
Glad i finally got there on this!
That's good news, David!
While the symptom/intent was much different, it does (now) seem similar to this Wiki: https://communities.bentley.com/products/building/building_analysis___design/w/building_analysis_and_design__wiki/2590/setting-default-auto-fittings-options-how-to-get-mitered-elbows-by-default