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March 2014

There are two types of parts in an Autocad MEP MvPart Catalog.  A block based MvPart and a Parametric MvPart.  Block based parts are created from 3D solids or Mass Elements.  Additional sizes that are added to the part are done by creating a new block and adding it to the catalog drawing file.  Parametric parts are created using dimensions and constraints.  All sizes are...

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  In the last post we looked at how to add an undocumented property to a property set definition.  This time lets try to add a formula based location property to a space object using the method from the last post. [frame bgcolor="#DDDDDD" version="light"] RESULT="NA" On Error Resume Next Set AcadApp = GetObject(, "AutoCAD.Application") Set MEPObject = AcadApp.Activedocument.Objectidtoobject("[ObjectID]") RESULT= MEPObject.location [/frame] When this property definition is created and made visible there is no information...

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If you heavily use property sets then at one time or another you have found the need to schedule a property that is not readily available via an automatic property definition.  For example when creating a pipe system you can assign it a system family (commonly known as group) that will allow different systems of the same family to interconnect.  Systems that are not of...

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In a heavily populated drawing you can accumulate alot of annotation tags and it can become quite difficult to see what they actually are attached to.  You can easily display the link between the tag and the parent object by some simple Display Representation manipulation.  Lets get started! First we need to start the display manager by either typing DISPLAYMANAGER at the command line or by...

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