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    Question Coupling for Press Ftg-to-Ftg connection? FabParts/ITM

    Anybody here use FabParts and if so how do you handle a fitting to fitting press copper connection? As of right now I have to physical draw a piece of pipe in between, which is correct in reality but super inefficient for CAD world. Thanks in advance.

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    Bumping this to see if anybody didn't see this. Still hoping for a solution, thanks.

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    Do you have the same issue with threaded or socket fittings? It seems like the insertion length is the issue. Since the connector is "inside" the fitting, you have to have some length of pipe in order to join them. If you are building a spool sheet or BOM for estimating, you will want to capture the information contained by this small segment of pipe.

    Maybe the answer is to build the family with the connector on the face of the fitting, and then imbed the insertion length into the fitting parameters. It could then be added to the connected pipe length when a pipe is connected. If two fittings are connected together, it would automatically create a pipe segment with a length equal to the sum of the insertion lengths.

    Beyond my capability as family creator, but I'm sure someone will do it. Also, I'm just beginning to cut my teeth on Fabrication Parts, now that CADmep is giving them up to Revit.

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    Yeah this is ITM content, not native Revit families. And you are absolutely correct that "technically" it's a piece of pipe and for spooling we'll need to show it as such. It's just a pain to literally draw a piece of pipe the exact length when you have a tee and an elbow, or a swing joint, which can all have back-to-back fitting scenarios.

    Thanks for the comments. If you're not using FabParts, get on it, you'll never go back!

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