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A: Bentley HVAC is a comprehensive mechanical engineering product for design and drawing production. Bentley HVAC creates documents, sections, and elevations in 2D or 3D.
A: The cells for the fittings are normal MicroStation cells and should be created in the pipefit.cel or hvacfit.cel library. These libraries are stored in the ...\htf\cell\engcell\ directory. There are two files within the ...\htf\data\engdata\ directory: pspecfit.cfg and hspecfit.cfg. These two text files contain the definitions for user-defined fittings. Follow the file format shown below with tabs separating the columns.
A: First, create the cell representing the device in the p-inline.cel (piping) or h-inline.cel (HVAC) cell library. These libraries are stored in the ...\htf\cell\engcell\ directory. Then you must edit the appropriate inline device configuration file (p-inline.cfg or h-inline.cfg) located in the ...\htf\data\engdata\ directory file for the new device to show up in Bentley HVAC. Follow the inline device configuration file format shown below with tabs separating the columns.
A: The file ...\htf\data\engdata\schedule.dat is an ASCII file which stores the pipe material and schedule name. Follow the file format shown below with commas (,) and tabs separating the columns.
All the schedule information for that particular material must be on the next line:
Each schedule refers to a size file. This file contains the sizes for the given schedule with the following file format:
A: These values can be edited directly into their respective field in the Route Settings dialog box. Once you enter a new/unique value, it will be be saved as an entry for future use. These values are stored in the cboxdef.rsc file. The template for this file is stored in the ...\htf\dataseed\cboxdef.rsc file. The file that is modified during use is stored in the ...\projdata\ directory (see Question 8 for details concerning the ...\projdata\ directory).
A: Yes. When using the Route command, click the Route-Control settings button on the Route menu. Turn on Auto-Label and begin routing again.
A: No, but you can place your details in the model *.dgn, then window in on the detail and create a saved view. When composing your detail sheet, reference the details from the model DGN by selecting the desired detail's corresponding Saved View.
A: Bentley HVAC creates the \projdata directory (and corresponding subdirectories) because it is designed to look for its project resources in the directory where the design file is located, and if the resources aren't there, it copies them from the ...\htf\dataseed\ directory. So in essence, each time you are in a design file that is in a different directory, you are using different resources (fitting, device, route definitions etc...). To configure HVAC Bentley HVAC so that it always uses the same resources regardless of the directory the design file is in, you must define the variable HTF_RSC_PATH. By default this variable is defined in the ...\program\htf\config\appl\htf.cfg file. This variable needs to point to the \projdata directory where your resources are stored. This directory may reside on the network if you want to share resources among users.
A: Simply type in the elevation you want in the elevation box on the Route Settings dialog box and Bentley HVAC will place your route at that elevation. That elevation is added to the list for future use. These elevation values are stored in the ...\htf\data\engdata\cboxdef.rsc file.
A: Use the key-in HVAC EDIT RESOURCE or PIPE EDIT RESOURCE. In the Edit String List dialog box select the category from which you want to remove entries. Select the desired entry and click the Delete button. These values are stored in the cboxdef.rsc file. The template for this file is stored in the ...\htf\dataseed\cboxdef.rsc file. The file that is modified during use is stored in the ...\projdata\ directory (see Question 8 for details concerning the ...\projdata\ directory).
A: This will not happen automatically-you need to delete the hookup, use the Move Component tool to reposition the device, then use the Hookup tool to reconnect the device.
A: Yes. Be sure that you are connecting a device that has a vertical up connection point defined.
A: See Question 8.
A: This file is created when you specify HVAC Bentley HVAC to model your file in 3D. Bentley HVAC will create all the 3D geometry in this file and then reference it into your active DGN file.
A: This may be a situation where there are objects remaining in the *.t3d file after you have removed them from your active file. You can try reprocessing the 3D display by using the HVAC for TriForma Modeling Options (Batch 3D Display mode) located on the Utilities toolbox within the HVAC for TriForma main toolframe.