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    How to draw a double cabletray in plan view

    Hello guys,

    How do I add another cabletray type underneath my existing one in plan view?
    I want to do it in plan view because it might be more easy to do rather than toggling between plan/section view all the time while drawing.
    I wish I could somehow select all the cabletrays and fittings in a view and then copy the whole thing, duplicate and make a new type of everything and then type a lower offset value than the original one, and then place it directly "on top" of the existing one, so I now have two different types of cabletrays - like a double trace.


    Please have a look at the picture.

    Your help will be highly appreciated, thank you.
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    You can do exactly that. Select what you want to duplicate. Copy it. Paste aligned to same place. Before doing anything else and while it is still all selected, change your offset. From there you can select everything again and modify it as needed.

    https://www.screencast.com/t/2f46j3ZO2roa
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    Thank you very much cellophane, that helped me a lot!

    Let's say now when everything is pasted, can I somehow change the new cabletrays to a different type? I want to do this so I can for example create two different tags on a sheet to show the electricians that there are two different cabletray types with two different offsets.

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    At the end of the day, you are working in a 3D program with 3D elements in three dimensions. I know you want to sit in plan view all day long but at some point you will have to jump into a 3D view/section/elevation. With that in mind, i would jump into a section and using the 'Tab' key, select the entire network of cable tray that you'd like to change, then hit the 'Change Type' button on the ribbon. You might then need to use the 'Reapply Type' button straight afterwards to make sure all fittings are correct as well.

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