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    Default 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    I'm working on changing how Volume Dampers are displayed, and I created the 2D View we want, but depending on how the CAD User inserts it it'll either show the top view which displays right, or the Bottom view which displayes like the 3D model does so it doesn't use the 2D info I input for the Symbol. Is there anything I can do about that or am I stuck with it?

    Picture 1: The Damper in 3D
    Picture 2: Is what we want to see in Plan View
    Picture 3: Sometimes we have to have the handle on the other side so once you click the flip button there.
    Picture 4: Is what comes up after you click the Flip Button, and here is where we want what showed up in Picture 2
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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Change the bottom view to use the same block as the top view.
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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Where would I do that? In the Content Builder? I found the check box in Options to make it use it for the Top View but no where to tell it bottom view also..

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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Would this be considered a "Parametric Part" maybe that's where I'm getting confused. It's the out of the Box Volume Damper that I'm editing.

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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Yeah, <hmm> I see the issue. You can edit the views post-insert, but I don't see a way in the Content Builder to do what you want up-front.
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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    hmmm.. how do you edit it post insertion? Maybe in the RARE instances this happens they can just do that.. is it hard or time consuming?

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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    It is found under the MV Part Properties. But, as you can see, the view block definitions are anonymous blocks, so you need to have your real block inserted in the drawing, assign that block to the top/bottom views, and turn off the top/bottom views for the model representations.

    IOW, it isn't pretty.
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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Yea I see that. You also have to repeat that for each size you'd insert, which could end up being a lot of sizes. Well, there is something for the Wish List in 2010 I guess lol.

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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Brew_Crew_Fan View Post
    Yea I see that. You also have to repeat that for each size you'd insert, which could end up being a lot of sizes. Well, there is something for the Wish List in 2010 I guess lol.
    Hopefully, someone else has a brilliant answer.
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    Default Re: 2D View on a MvPart Question in ACAD MEP 2008

    Maybe we'll see, if any place has that person it's Augi

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