Thursday, October 8, 2009

Filters tip for Piping

Tried a few different ways to make sure ALL components on a piping layout have the same color, etc, but the best way we've found to do it so far was to use the System Name to control the filter. In our book, we have the user that's laying out plumbing pipe include the text DCW, DHW, SGW, SBW as abbreviations in the system name with a space or dash behind each abbreviation - that way, the contains option can be used. What this means is that you can't use pipe unless it's assigned to a system - which for the most part, it should be anyway. To make sure that pipe runs going out of the building to a water source or waste connection work correctly is that you put a connector as the top or bottom end of these runs - that way the system includes both the target and source, creating the closed system.

Try it out and let me know what you think...

later - David B.

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