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    Stickers Anyone?

    Just curious if anyone has tried making sticker families for slapping on their pipes and ducts. I want to take a jpeg and put it into a family that can wrap around the surface of rounded objects as well as flat, which adopt the shape of the "host" and stay associated with the surfaces as MEP systems go through editing and coordination.

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    I've done it as two families before. One a revolve so you can select how much of the circumference it covers, and other flat. For identification/flow/other purposes?

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    There is an "Attaches to" option for Pipe Accessories, which can be used to put objects on the side of a pipe/duct, but if you want it to read the diameter and scale accordingly you would have to use the "Breaks Into" option and split your pipe/duct.

    As far as I know jpgs can be used in tags but not mapped onto the surface of objects, unless you make a custom material of some kind and render everything.
    The most practical option would be to make this as 3D Model Text, which would show up nicely in all kinds of views and exports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew K View Post
    I've done it as two families before. One a revolve so you can select how much of the circumference it covers, and other flat. For identification/flow/other purposes?
    Yes in a nutshell. Are you revolving a very thin solid? How do you get it to stick to the pipe similar to the way a valve clicks onto the pipe? Also I don't want the sticker to break the pipe, as that would mess up my cut lengths.

    Secondly, how would you make the sticker display a jpeg or other image?

    Glad you responded. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    There is an "Attaches to" option for Pipe Accessories, which can be used to put objects on the side of a pipe/duct, but if you want it to read the diameter and scale accordingly you would have to use the "Breaks Into" option and split your pipe/duct.

    As far as I know jpgs can be used in tags but not mapped onto the surface of objects, unless you make a custom material of some kind and render everything.
    The most practical option would be to make this as 3D Model Text, which would show up nicely in all kinds of views and exports.
    Thanks for that tip.

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