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MEP - Electrical

I am trying to do a proof of concept for Electrical engineering in the construction industry. For cable trays, I created a hollow rectangular profile for the manufacturer specification. I can use the L-connect to create a 90 degree bend, as the cable trays are cut and fitted on site, but creating a T connection is sometimes difficult because it replaces my 90 degree bends with the default flow fitting, which is rounded. I also cannot seem to move the trays up and down without them disconnecting, as one would have to do when coordinating a model with other services (like HVAC ducting etc.). It seems that there is no viable E in the MEP functionality of BricsCAD BIM at all?
Also, there are different types of cable trays used. But only one setting for all flow fittings, which means that each one will have to be adjusted to suit the cable tray type, and any T or cross junctions must be manually created and fitted. This more than doubles the time required to create a simple cable tray layout, and even more to edit to coordinate with other services.
Will Bricsys be releasing any tools for this? Having to purchase 3rd party apps to assist makes Revit a better priced option for a more comprehensive catering for the electrical field?

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  • edited September 26

    I am also interested.
    I played with Linear Solids, MEP and connections only a little bit
    but also wasn't able to do connections or changes in a controlled
    manner like I have seen in the Videos.
    I think there are some hidden workflows needed to use it right.
    So far I am not sure if there really could be a bug or am I just
    doing wrong.

    Some Tutorial with in depth information on how to exactly use the
    Tool would be nice.

    but creating a T connection is sometimes difficult because it replaces my 90 degree bends with the default flow fitting, which is rounded.

    AFAIK there are some MEP in "Settings" that do control that.
    But I think these would work globally for all elements (?)

    I also cannot seem to move the trays up and down without them disconnecting

    Similar experience. Not sure where or when it works or not.
    I think you have to care about things like "ends selection" activated
    and such.

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