Insert Drawing to Drawing Connection

The Insert Drawing to Drawing Connection command is used to insert a duct that connects one drawing to another. The duct calculations go between the drawings through this duct. It is most often used to create vertical duct that span multiple floors in your project.

A drawing to drawing connection duct is inserted as a duct centerline on the two drawings that are being connected. Both centerlines refer to the same duct in the database.

A label is inserted with the centerline. The end of the centerline that does not have a label is where the duct starts or ends on the current drawing. The location of the end without the label is used to establish connections to other ducts on the drawing. The end of the centerline with the label is for display purposes only. The specific location of this end is not used for calculation purposes. The label lists the other drawing that the duct connects to and the duct ID number.

The duct ID is the number used to represent the duct in the database. The duct ID will match on the two drawings and can be used to verify that you are viewing the same drawing to drawing connection on the two drawings. The specific value is automatically generated by the database and cannot be changed.

To insert a drawing to drawing connection duct, go to

DM HVAC->Duct Centerlines->Insert Drawing to Drawing Connection

The drawing to drawing connection will start on the drawing that is currently active. The active drawing should be the drawing where the duct is closer to the fan. You will be prompted to select the drawing to connect to. The drawing you connect to should be closer to the diffusers.

Select drawing to connect to Dialog Box

Duct Centerlines--Select drawing to connect to dialog box

Select the drawing to connect to and press the Open button. You will be prompted you to select the duct that is to be connected to another drawing.

Select duct or label to connect to another drawing:

Click on the duct that is to be connected to another drawing. The Duct Elevation dialog box will appear.

Duct Centerlines--Duct Elevation dialog box

Duct elevation on other drawing: The elevation of the duct on the other drawing. The elevation should be entered relative to the alignment point area height on that drawing, no the height on this drawing. If your drawing to drawing connection is going up, you want to set the value to 0. If your drawing to drawing connection is going down, you want to set the value to the wall height on the floor below.

Press the OK button to insert the drawing to drawing connection.

The drawing you are connecting to will be opened. If the other drawing cannot be opened automatically, you will be prompted to open it manually. Once the drawing is opened, the command will continue.

If there are multiple alignment point areas on the drawing, you will be prompted to specify which area to insert the duct on.

Specify point in alignment point area to use:

The drawing to drawing connection will be inserted on the drawing, either in the selected alignment point area or in the only area on the drawing. The insertion location will be in the same location relative to the alignment point as on the other drawing.

You will then be prompted to insert additional ducts connected to the new drawing to drawing connection duct. See the Insert Duct section for more information on inserting the additional ducts.


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