The first thing I noticed when I placed a pipe gap in 2014 is that there was no hatch on the closed part of the gap. In the companies I’ve worked, the standard gap always include a solid hatch.
Much like the isometric organization, the orthographic drawings have a drawing that contains blocks used.
The drawing, OrthoSymbolStyles.dwg, by default is located under Orthos\Styles\ in the project folder. This drawing contains a block called PlantPipeGap that we can modify to get the gap we need.
Open up orthosymbolstyles.dwg, type in BEDIT and the command line and select the PlantPipeGap block.
Draw a solid hatch here:
To make the gap a little prettier, I like putting a wipeout in the background so that the flat pipe end is hidden.
Draw a rectangle for a wipeout shape, and then turn it into a wipeout.
Last, send the wipeout to the back so our gap symbol appears on top.
The final edited block will look like this:
Now our gap looks like this:
And regenerating the view shows this:
You can remove some of the whitespace by playing with the wipeout shape, and make sure your line type setting matches what you want to see when plotting.