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The ducting module inside of EdgeWise allows you to extract rectangular ducting from the point database. This article will cover how to make your own Custom Standards within the Ducting module in EdgeWise.
Click the Export Standard button in the Ducting tool bar to begin. Save the corresponding .csv file to start making your own custom standards with ducting. This file will be used as a template for filling in your own custom standard sizes. Once finished, the resulting file will be saved to the following file path: C:\Users\YourName\Documents\ClearEdge3d\EdgeWise\Structure\Standards
Create the Structure or Standards folders if they don’t exist in your file path. Keep in mind, the Structure folder is actually correct here. EdgeWise pulls both structure and ducting standards from this folder path.
Custom Standards must follow specific formatting rules to be properly read by EdgeWise.
First, ensure the first row of your custom .csv file is IDENTICAL to the original template that was exported from EdgeWise.
Additionally, the first column must contain the word Rectangular.
The appropriate columns for each shape must contain values, while the others must be blank. Use one of the provided standards as a template for knowing which columns are required.
Your final file name must be in the following format: X.Y.csv, where: X is the name of your standard and Y is the type of standard. The type must be ducting. Ensure the standard type is lowercase throughout. (e.g. – hotel.ducting)
Lastly, close and re-open EdgeWise once the custom standard is saved to the required folder path. Alternatively, you can remove any open structure models, and re-open them. Ensure you save your models BEFORE doing this. The new standard should appear at the bottom of the Standards dropdown menu. The custom standards .csv must be transferred in addition to your model files if you plan on transferring your project and you are using custom standards. From here you can begin extracting geometry with your new custom standard.
Whether or not you’ve made custom standards, you should then proceed to the first real step in the workflow – Semi-Automated Extraction and QA.