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  1. You can define multiple limits per site. I often create limits around the specific item to create the limit to that item. Limits can cross each other, so as they become a series of different shapes entertaining or overlapping I will select all and add surface. This makes for a complex shape over the site as a single limit. Also on large sites I may have multiple separate limits leaving areas untouched.

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  2. @jeff prince I have used this method from a simple res yard to 400 acre private res with vineyards. depending on the specifics I can set a custom record to fit any unique situation and apply to specific outlets. Swing pipe and ells for turf rotors, funny pipe and ells for sprays on the boulevard. Drop lines, balancers goosenecks and impacts. 


    It can be a way to modify and define qty specifics per head and per type of head. 3/4 vs 1/2 vs 1 vs 2,3,4,6,8 for ells and even if they are mixed. This ensures that the 300+ heads on the site are not using an assumption of 600 funny x male 1/2 when 125 need funny x female 3/4. This creates accurate info every time. It does however pose another level of info you need to manage, so this may not work for everyone.

    I have also used them to attach to mountain gravity feeds to determine and track available (allowed) access to water. Or even monitor date and times of installation and by who.


    The fact is Record Format attachment to any object enhances drastically the BIM operation and detailing of the site. I use the extensively for years.



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