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Fixing Cutback Elbow Callouts on 45s for Plant 3D

When using the default styles, elbows will be called out as cutbacks even if they are 45s. To fix this, we need to do a little editing in the isoconfig.xml

 

Here is a link to an article that explains the xml editor I am using: http://www.pdoteam.com/2012/08/editing-xml-files/

Here’s a screenshot of what we are going to fix:

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In the last section, filters, locate and expand the CutbackElbow filter:

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The filter can be read like this, for items where the type is elbow or bend, and the ANGLE property is filled in, and the ANGLE-CDEG is not 90 and the ANGLE-CDEG is not 180.  We are going to modify this to also exclude the 45 angle.

So, after <> 18000, you need to add “AND [ANGLE-CDEG] &lt;&gt; 4500 AND [ANGLE-CDEG] &lt;&gt; 13500” which in the end will make the whole thing look like this:

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Notice we also had to exclude the 135 angle. The final result looks like this:

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