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There is a lot going on in this program. Not only do we have to create a combination of Display Settings for Environment, but we can also drill in and control the settings for individual objects as well. This video will focus on the third setting in the Display Manager Dialogue, representation by objects. We will first start a new drawing, then we will add some pipe. Once we do that, we're going to take a look at how that pipe is controlled through the representation by objects dialogue.
So, let's jump in to AutoCAD, let's go over to get started. We're going to start a new drawing using a predefined template. That template will be AECB model, U.S imperial, CTB. Let's go ahead and go to our workspace switching. Let's go over to piping. There are two pallets. Let's grab some chilled water supply. I'm going to pick a line here. I'm going to come up, I'm just going to sketch in some pipe. I'm going to hit escape a couple times. Let's change from MEP Design in our display configuration to MEP Basic Two Line.
This will turn on our double lines. Now what I want to do is see how pipe is actually represented. Let's go to display manager. Now let’s journal into representations by objects. Every single object that we can possibly put in a drawing is shown here. Let's scroll down to Pipe. I'm going to double click on Pipe. Now we can do 1 Line, 1 Line Screened, or 2 Line. Let's select 2 Line, because that's currently what we have set. Now we can go to Layer, Color, Linetype, Hatching, Other for Custom Block Displays.
Or Version History, which really doesn't have much relevance. Let's go to layer color line type. Let's go to center line. Let's turn that on in the visible column. Let's click apply and let's click OK. Now what will happen is, anytime we draw a pipe, the center line display will be turned on. If we go back to the Display Manager, we'll see that we have Configurations, Sets, and then, finally, Representations by Object. The three work in concert with one another.
Let's close out of this display. So the next time you want to turn on center lines of pipe, or duct or anything else for that matter, you know how
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