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Contractors Guide to CAD Customization

In our last post we added to the duct elevation tag by creating an option to include or not include the insulation thickness in the elevation value.  This time we are going to add a manual property definition that will allow us to add a custom offset to each piece of duct.  This time instead of adding an option to include or not include the...

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In our last post we looked at creating the actual tag based on property set definitions that we created in the first post of the series.  In this post we will be adding the ability for our bottom of duct (BOD) elevation tag to include or not include the insulation thickness in the elevation display.  Not only will we modify the elevation but we will...

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In our last post we looked at creating the calculations necessary to create a bottom of duct (BOD) elevation tag.  In this post we are going to create the actual tag.  We will create multiple versions of the tag that has a middle-left insertion point, middle-center insertion point, and a version with a middle-right insertion point.  So lets get started. The first thing that we need...

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For my first post I thought that I would start a series of posts on how to create tags and more specifically an elevation tag for duct.  The criteria for this tag will be that it needs the following abilities: [list style="style6"] Show bottom of duct elevation (BOD) Create the tag using a property set that is automatically attached to duct Show the bottom of duct elevation with or...

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Welcome to “The Contractors Guide to Autocad MEP”, a blog dedicated to contractors working with Autocad MEP and the EastCoast Cad/Cam software plugin.    I’ll be using this blog to share  information about Autocad MEP and the EastCoast software.  You should expect to see tutorials on how to use both pieces of software plus additional tutorials on using other pieces of EastCoast software. A little about myself… I...

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