HANGERCOMMAND is a great tool that allows you to add hangers to a system or run of items utilizing Support Specifications. If you are using Multi-Point Fill or place by Attacher, hangers are not automatically placed. HANGERCOMMAND is a fast and simple way to add hangers. Follow the steps below to take advantage of this little known command.
Follow this check list when setting up a support specification; this applies for design line as well.
(Use the CADmep Help Menu for a detailed explanation on creating a Support Specification)
- Item Button Code – Set the Button Code on the item for the desired hanger.
- Support Specification – Set the Button Code within the correct Support Specification for the desired hanger (Make sure this matches the Button Code on the hanger).
- Service Template – Assign the support specification to the Service Template.
Make sure to select the correct Service before using this command. A quick way to do this, is to set the Attacher Arrow to an item on the desired run of items. With the Button Code assigned, Support Specification created and Support Specification assigned to the Service Template, you are ready to utilize the HANGERCOMMAND.
For this exercise, I have placed items into the model using Multi-Point Fill. Notice that there are no hangers applied to these items.
In the command line, type HANGERCOMMAND or HANGERCMD. You are prompted to Select Objects. Select desired items and hit Enter to highlight the items. Hit Enter again to execute the command. The hangers will now be applied according to the Support Specification applied to the Service Template.
(Note: If insulation is applied to the items, the hangers will automatically be sized correctly)
See "Specification Driven Hanger Rod Diameters" for instructions on proper support rod sizing.