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    Quote Originally Posted by CRapai View Post
    ... was thinking that you could probably fake in the connector symbol with a nested generic annotation family so that it would only show in non-3d fine detail views. I haven't actually experienced having a connector without being able to see it so I'm not sure if this would mess with the functionality of it.
    What would you achieve by faking a connector, replacing it with a generic annotation?

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    Let the designer know where the connector is located.
    Help them realise they are using the correct family type.

    If seeing the connector isn't useful then why show them at all? Just tell autodesk to remove them. MEP will love it.

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    I really don't understand your point.

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    Steve mentioned a workaround using nested families that could turn on/off connects with the side effect of never generating the graphic for the connector, even when the nested family is visible. Creating a fake connector would be a workaround for the workaround which would make the family more useable...potentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRapai View Post
    Steve mentioned a workaround using nested families that could turn on/off connects with the side effect of never generating the graphic for the connector, even when the nested family is visible. Creating a fake connector would be a workaround for the workaround which would make the family more useable...potentially.
    But if its a fake connector, you wouldn't beable to connect anything to it - or am I missing something here?

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    I think the suggestion is a symbol might help someone know there is a hidden connector (in by a nested family). A symbol will change size (annotation) so it's position will shift and not be a reliable indication of where the connector should be found. A detail line that could be turned on and off might be better...assuming any of this is better than putting the connector right in the family directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
    I think the suggestion is a symbol might help someone know there is a hidden connector (in by a nested family). A symbol will change size (annotation) so it's position will shift and not be a reliable indication of where the connector should be found. A detail line that could be turned on and off might be better...assuming any of this is better than putting the connector right in the family directly.
    I think your right. A detail line would probably work better. I think you could do it with a symbol but if you wanted to control the position with non-annotative scale that would also have to be nesting in a faced based family and getting the orientation correct would be difficult in some families.

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    Nested or hidden connectors are useless in the project. I still don't see what you would gain by putting a detail item or an annotation family to represent a connector.

    Just tell autodesk to remove them. MEP will love it.
    Really? It seems to me that connectors are essential for the software to create systems and produce information such as flow, voltage, pressure, etc,

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    I meant the visual representation of of them. Also sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina
    ...Nested or hidden connectors are useless in the project...
    My original reply was that a nested family with a connector will still allow connection to a circuit/system. The issue was that it wasn't visible and I have to know it is there...somewhere. I haven't tried it since then so I don't know if it still works or if they blocked that quirky situation.

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