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Postby qeaou » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:02 pm

Hi there,
I am testing the plusspec extension with my sketchup 2016 pro and have a question or two:
– I took a screenshot but can't upload it, but wanted to show you what is required of my plans when we draft them (symbols, such as electrical symbols etc) – when using the component tool with plusspec (for example power outlet) it looks very realistic in 3D but in 2D it is not visible. Is there a way to have a component become a generally accepted symbol in 2D?

– In the component tool i was able to find items such as bathtub etc, but no actual piping and valves? Can you assist?
Essentially I would like to be able to use Plusspec to create working drawings.
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Re: symbols?

Postby Grant » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:46 pm

Hi qeaou,

The electrical components from the Component Tool have 2D symbols embedded in them on a different layer so that when you create your scenes and select one of the electrical scenes the symbols will be turned on (he layer is 'Electrical Symbols'). If there are any missing symbols or if you use different symbols I would recommend drawing them in another file and saving it so that you can easily copy & paste them into your models.

If you are wanting to add piping to you model we have a MEP Tool which creates pipes, ducts, etc. I've attached an image which shows where the MEP Tool is located. If you click the orange question mark at the top right of the dialogue it will take you to tutorials on how to use it.
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