Hanger Placement Settings

Hanger Placement Settings

Common Functions

Placement Profile tool palette
  • New Placement Profile button - used to create a new placement profile
  • Rename Placement Profile button - used to change the new of an existing placement profile
  • Copy Placement Profile button - used to duplicate an existing placement profile
  • Delete Placement Profile button - used to remove an existing placement profile
  • Placement Profile menu - displays existing placement profiles
Clash Highlight Color panel menu

  • Used to select and display the color used to highlight collisions

Hanger Placement Settings/ Placement tab

  • Trapeze Spacing input box - defines the space between trapeze hangers
  • Distance From End input box - defines the spacing from a bend end of part and/or at the change of direction
  • Distance From Union input box - defines the spacing away from a union when the trapeze spacing results in a collision with a union
  • Width Rounding menu - the selected value defines incremental rounding the hanger's width is rounded up to.
    • Examples: based on a hanger's calculated width being 3' - 1"
      • if the Width Rounding is set to 2", then the final width is 3' - 2"
      • if the Width Rounding is set to 6", then the final width is 3' - 6"
      • if the Width Rounding is set to 1'-0", then the final width is 4' - 0"

Hanger Placement Settings/ Minerallac tab

  • Use Minerallac hanger on single conduit checkbox panel - when enabled, instead of placing a trapeze hanger, Minerallac hangers are placed on single conduits up to the defined Max Conduit Size, then a trapeze hanger is placed.
    • Hanger Type menu - displays available Minerallac hanger types
    • Hardware Size menu - defines the hardware size used for the selected hanger type
    • Max Conduit Size menu - defines the largest conduit width to place a Minerallac hanger

Hanger Placement Settings/ Family Settings tab

  • Trapeze Type panel
    • Trapeze Type menu - defines the type of trapeze used in the profile
      • Auto Detect checkbox - when checked the Trapeze Type menu is disabled, and the trapeze type is automatically selected based on the selection.
    • Hanger Attachment menu - defines the type of attachment that is used on the hanger
      • None
      • Beam Clamp
      • Blue Banger
      • Embed
      • Rod Coupling
  • Strut Configuration panel - the Strut Configuration is set up using a grid layout with columns and rows. The rows define the hanger types, while the columns define the hanger type's configuration.
    • Conduit Position menu - defines the location of the conduits for the specified tier
      • Conduits on Top
      • Conduits on Bottom
    • Strut Size menu - defines the strut size for the specified tier
    • Strut Type radio button - defines the strut type for the specified tier
      • Standard Strut
      • Inverted Strut
      • Back to Back Strut
  • Rod Configuration panel
    • Gap Distance input box - defines the gap between the edge of the part and the threaded rod
    • Beam Offset input box - defines the gap between the hanger rod and the beam when a hanger rod clashes with a structural beam element.
    • Use Beam Clamp checkbox - automatically sets Hanger Attachment to Beam Clamp if Beam Offset is invoked
  • Center Rod panel
    • None radio button - no center rod is applied
    • All Trapeze Hangers radio button - apply a center rod to all trapezes
    • Set Min Width radio button - will only apply a center rod to the trapeze instance where the overall width is equal to or greater than the value entered
  • Hardware Size panel
    • Hardware Size menu - defines the hardware sized used for the given profile

Hanger Placement Settings/ Collision Detection tab

  • Enable Collision Detection checkbox - enables/disables collision detection
  • Collision Adjustment checkbox panel - when selected, the hanger's placement location and/or size are adjusted according to the below preferences to avoid collisions. If a collision is unavoidable based on the specified preferences, the hanger is moved back to its original location and highlighted.
    • Preference menu
      • Move Back then Stretch - If a collision is detected, the hanger is moved back based on the Movement Interval. If a collision is still detected, the hanger's width is stretched (increase width) and then move again to avoid collisions.
      • Stretch then Move Back - If a collision is detected, the hanger's width is stretched (increase width) based on the Stretch Interval. If a collision is still detected, the hanger is moved back based on the Movement Interval and then stretch again to avoid collisions.
      • Move Back - If a collision is detected, the hanger is moved back based on the Movement Interval.
    • Tolerance menu - the tolerance value (X) extends from the outside diameter of the rod (Y) and should account for any insulation which may be present as well as the distance between the rod and the part it is supporting
    • Movement Interval input box - incrementally moves the hanger closer to the previously placed hanger based on the specified value
    • Maximum Movement input box - the maximum distance the hanger is moved towards the previously placed hanger
    • Stretch Interval input box - incrementally increases the hanger width based on the specified value
    • Maximum Stretch input box - the maximum distance the strut will increase per side
    • Maximum Strut Length input box - the width of the strut will not exceed the specified value
    • Override Distance From End to avoid clashes checkbox - when enabled, the Distance from End value may be disregarded if a collision is detected.

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