Hydraulic symbols anchorage

If your question does not belong in any of the other forums, then this is the forum for you.
Post Reply
mondecsrl
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:14 am
Company: MONDEC SRL
City / Town: Mendoza

Hydraulic symbols anchorage

Post by mondecsrl »

Hello.
When I draw an air valve and convert it into a hydraulic element, the program chooses the center of the symbol as an anchor, therefore when I want to place that valve on the pipe or on a hydraulic valve and I want to calculate the connections in the program, I don't miss the fittings because it has the anchor center in the wrong place how can I change or fix this?
Thank you.
User avatar
jovivier
Site Admin
Posts: 760
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:57 pm
Company: LVL
City / Town: Blenheim
Location: Lincoln, New Zealand
Contact:

Re: Hydraulic symbols anchorage

Post by jovivier »

In IRRICAD Standalone the anchor point is always at the centre of the symbol.

However, in IRRICAD Link the symbol (block) creation is a native AutoCAD / BricsCAD tool and does allow you to pick the 'anchor' point.
As per the instructions in the Irricad Options|Release Notes - Migrating from IRRICAD Pro Standalone to IRRICAD Link -> Other Helpful Details -> Databases and Symbol Names -> Converting Symbols From IRRICAD Pro, you can see that the WBLOCK function has a "Pick Point" option for you to specify the insertion base point. This will be the point that will need to connect to pipes and other hydraulic items.

The IRRICAD Team
User avatar
Dan Crosby
Site Admin
Posts: 148
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:28 am
Company: Lincoln Agritech Ltd.
City / Town: Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, New Zealand
Contact:

Re: Hydraulic symbols anchorage

Post by Dan Crosby »

In Standalone you can also work around this problem by deliberately drawing your symbol "off center" to position the centre-point on the symbol where you wish the connection point to be. The disadvantage of this approach is that Irricad uses the symbol extents to find the centre-point - meaning that to manipulate the centre-point, you need to manipulate these extents. This might mean adding 'unnecessary' elements to the symbol design.

Dan Crosby
Irricad Developer
Lincoln Agritech Ltd
Post Reply