Inserting Equipment

On the forums this week, we ran into an issue inserting equipment from another drawing.  Sometimes when you insert the equipment, it doesn’t show up in your model.  The workaround is pretty simple, thankfully.

Wrong

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With these settings you’ll get nothing at your cursor to insert.

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But the block is actually there.  We should set “Fractionating Tower” under blocks, if it were not present.

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It turns out that you should have the Explode checkbox ticked when you are inserting an equipment model.  Instead, uncheck the Explode box, and then complete the insertion.  Once the equipment is inserted you can explode it.

Right

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Fix

If you have already inserted the block in a model, you can make the inserts visible.  Start the block editor (BEDIT), and select a component block to open up.

 

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You don’t have to edit the block, simply click Close Block Editor and don’t save any changes.

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Your models should now appear.

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