Fabrication CADmep Hanger Command

June 24, 2021 Heather Volk

Info:

The hanger command can be used on any pipe service in fabrication. When using the attacher or the multi-point fill method they are not automatically added, this is where the HANGERCOMMAND comes in. There is some initial set up prior to using the command.

Steps:

  1. Add Support Specification – Edit Main Database > Take Off > Support Specifications > New:

Name the specification, set the group, and give it a button code. Then double click to edit and add the dimensions (sizes), straight spacing and fitting distance.

End result:

  1. Add a Hanger layer - Edit Service Database > Select service > Service Type’s tab > add hanger layer.

 

  1. Set Service Specification – Edit Service Database > Select service > Service Specification.

 

  1. Set Support Specification – Edit Service Database > Select service > Edit Service Template > Set supports:

Double click on one of the line items under “Supports” to edit:

 

  1. Set Support Positions - Edit Service Database > Select service > Edit Service Template > Support Positions. Set these according to the support specification being used.

  1. Set Button Code – Edit Service Database > Select service > Edit Service Template > Select Hanger and Right Click > Select Button Properties.

Set the button code for the hanger and select ok. This example is CH for Clevis Hanger.

  1. To close and save all changes in the database, select OK until all the way out.

 

  1. Start command: Type in HANGERCOMMAND and select ENTER. Select objects/ pipe and select ENTER to finish. Finished result:

 

Conclusion:

The HANGERCOMMAND is a great option to add hangers quickly when not using the Design line.

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Heather Volk

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Building Solutions<br><br>Heather is responsible for responding to customer requests and helping them address technical challenges in a timely manner. She is an experienced Computer Aided Design Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She has strong arts and design professional skills in AutoCAD, plumbing, computer aided design (CAD), project estimation, and facility management, and a history of providing training and technical support.

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