ITM Hanger Settings

ITM Hanger Settings Overview

The ITM Hanger Settings allows for the creation of placement rules sets as well as hanger and embed options.

ITM Hanger Settings/ Hanger Configuration tab

Column Bands and Headers

Selection band

  • Selection checkbox - used to select row(s)

Apply To band

  • Type menu - displays the available part types in the Fabrication database
  • Service menu - displays the available services in the Fabrication database
  • Material menu - displays the available materials in the Fabrication database
  • Size input box - used to define the size range for the rule set

Placement band

  • Spacing input box - defines the maximum distance between hangers
  • From End input box - defines the distance hangers are placed from the end of the run
  • From Joint input box - defines the distance hangers are placed from connectors
  • From Branch/Tap input box - defines the distance hangers are placed from a branching element

Hangers band

  • Hanger Type menu - based on the specified service, this menu displays the available hangers in the Fabrication database
  • Hanger Type w/ Insulation menu - based on the specified service, this menu displays the available hangers that will be placed on parts with insulation
Record Navigator Buttons
  • Add - used to add a new row to the grid.
  • Delete - used to delete selected row(s).
  • Duplicate - used to duplicate selected rows.
  • Export Grid - exports the grid as currently displayed to Excel.
  • Bulk Update - allows for the values in multiple selected rows to be revised at once.

ITM Hanger Settings/ Hanger Options tab

  • Half Perimeter for Rectangular Duct checkbox - to provide the ability to align to SMACNA specifications, this option treats values entered in Size as half perimeter and evaluates elements accordingly.
Collision Adjust checkbox panel

When checked, while placing hangers, the values specified in the Collision Adjust panel are applied if a collision is detected

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ignore CID/Name input box - entered CIDs and element names will not be considered for clash detection.
    • To locate the element name
      • Method 1 - From the draw area, the name is displayed in a pop-up window when hovering over the element
      • Method 2 - From the drawing area, select the element, the name is displayed in the Type Selector in the Properties palette

Clash Highlight Color menu - This setting is controlled on the Hanger Placement Settings window

ITM Hanger Settings/ Embed Configuration tab

The Embed Configuration allows for the creation of rules sets used by the Rod Adjustment feature.

Column Headers
  • Name input box - defines the rule set name
  • Rod Size menu - displays the available rod sizes to use the the current rule set
  • Embed Depth - the extra adjustment applied to the rod length to provide accurate cut lengths. This value is controlled by the Rod Inset Depth parameter in the family.
  • Rounding input box - the rounding value for the rod used during rod adjustments.
  • Deck Type menu - displays the deck type used for the current rule set. Options shown are based on links chosen in Embed Options
  • Family Name input box - the name of the embed family used during rod adjustments.
  • Family Type menu - displays available family types.
  • Family File Path input box - the file path of the specified family, used to load the embed into the project if needed.
Record Navigator Buttons
  • Add - used to add a new row to the grid.
  • Delete - used to delete selected row(s).
  • Duplicate - used to duplicate selected rows.
  • Export Grid - exports the grid as currently displayed to Excel.
  • Bulk Update - allows for the values in multiple selected rows to be revised at once.

ITM Hanger Settings/ Embed Options tab

  • Include primary model checkbox - when checked, the elements in the primary model are also evaluated
  • Loaded Linked Models panel - displays all "loaded" linked models

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