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    Default MEchanical Settings - Elbow Angle Increment?

    I read the definition under help, but still don't understand what it actually does. Does it allow your ducts to be "off by x.xx degrees" and still connect?

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    Default Re: MEchanical Settings - Elbow Angle Increment?

    It will control the angles available with elbows. Example: if you set it to 45 degrees, then draw some pipe in at 47 degrees, it will create a 45 degree elbow and a 2 degree elbow. Leave it set to 1 and just make sure you draw the angles as you really want them.

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    Default Re: MEchanical Settings - Elbow Angle Increment?

    Thanks for the response.

    To clarify further... I assume the setting is there for a reason (i.e., to be used). Is it there to give you a little "wiggle room", such as is available from, say, an adjustable elbow (the type you see on woodstove pipe, for instance)?

    The reason I ask is that on my first duct project in MEP a couple of weeks ago, I had to run duct parallel to the roof in an old townhome with a roof slope of about 1-1/2 degrees. I couldn't get the 90 degree fitting on that duct to connect to the supply air vent a foot below it on the ceiling (which is level). If I had set the Elbow Angle Increment to 0.5 degrees (in this case), would it have made it possible?

    If I'm not on the right track, could you give another example of how you'd use it?

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