View Poll Results: Add All Invert Data to Modify Duct/Pipe Dialog Box

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  • This would be useful.

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  • Nice idea, but I would not use it.

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Thread: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

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    Default Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    Re: My wish List so Far
    i would like to see the addition of all the invert levels to the modify duct / pipe etc dialog box. would be helpful when you are altering a invert level and need to know the TOD, BOD values.

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    Default Re: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    I think this would be useful to all of us that use AMEP for coordination/routing purposes. I would love to see Top-of-Conduit (TOC) and Bottom of Conduit (BOC) elevations in the modify conduit dialog.
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    Default Re: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    The ability to see the inverts would definitely be a plus while laying out ducts and pipes, especially if the structural or architectural drawings weren't done in MEP.

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    Exclamation Re: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    Sorry to be pedantic, but aren't 'invert levels' purely a drainage term? "Invert level" refers to the lowest point of the (internal) diameter of a pipe. How would that work for circular air duct?

    Within a multi-service environment (ie coord) it's very confusing to misappropriate terms. An electrician's FCU is not a Mechanic's FCU.

    I think the term you are looking for is 'Height' or possibly 'elevation'

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    Default Re: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    Quote Originally Posted by cad1.154422 View Post
    Sorry to be pedantic, but aren't 'invert levels' purely a drainage term? "Invert level" refers to the lowest point of the (internal) diameter of a pipe. How would that work for circular air duct?

    Within a multi-service environment (ie coord) it's very confusing to misappropriate terms. An electrician's FCU is not a Mechanic's FCU.

    I think the term you are looking for is 'Height' or possibly 'elevation'
    Hi cad1,

    You make a great point. We all get lazy in our use of language and terms.

    I try to use BOC (bottom of conduit) and TOC (top of conduit) on my drawings but also use the invert on underground runs even though my measurement is actually BOC and not the invert elevation.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    BTW - great word, pedantic, I had to look it up.
    Scott Telthorst
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    Default Re: Extra info in the modify Duct / Pipe Dialog Box

    On the piping side of things in contractor land, we need to have bottom of insulation for our installers and center of pipe for our fabricators.

    I've modified my BOP tag to read BOI just so my fitters don't get confused. Ohh, and fractions of an inch would be nice in the basic tags. Fitters like things to be dead nuts level on their trapezes and multiple pipe runs.
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