Autodesk Revit MEP
Couple of questions to ask:
1. Whenever I link CAD to Revit, the polylines on the CAD drawing converts to thin line. How can I maintain the thickness of the polyline?
2. How can I set the duct centre line to different color?
Many thanks in advance.
I have a project where many sections will not show the levels created. The levels exist, but the level line/head sybol does not appear in sections until the depth of the section is great enough to include some imaginary point, and then the level lines appear in the section view. See the 2 attached images. How can I make my levels show up across the entire plane of existence in my Revit project?
Is this a bug? See attachment. The width of the switchboard was set to 8" in the Template Settings. Once the was edited and reapplied to the schedule, as it was dragged onto the sheet is appears that the Electric-Circuiting portion of the template extends beyond the 8" previously set, for no exact reason. Is there something that I'm missing? The template appears accurate with the border trace in the Edit Panelboard editor and all, but when refreshing or reapplying the template, the extension on the right side of the "Load" column shows up. Thoughts?
Observations regarding Panel Schedule Templates overall,
For those of you wanting using calculated formulas for cells, the "Format Units" settings cannot be modified on a calculated cell - bummer. This means that if you want to report kVA unit totals, the calculated cell will report the results in VA:smileyfrustrated:. Overriding the units in a calculated cell is a must. Not even "digit grouping" works for calculated cells. Nice feature overall, but useless if consistency is a must. Please fix, or advise on how to do so.
Another bug I came across was the panel schedule template allows reporting the Apparent Phase Loads per circuit in kVA. However, when the "Max # of Poles" is set beyond 42 circuits (even if your template is set for 84 circuits), and the template is reapplied, the cells values revert back to VA notation - bug. In spite of the fact that now the NEC allows branch panelboards greater than 42 circuits. This should be fixed.
I have cut a section and the pipes and ductwork in the foreground are not hiding the pattern of the linked wall in the background as would be expected. There is also a structural link and the beams hide the wall pattern as expected. How can I get the ductwork and piping to properly hide the wall pattern? The attached image shows what I'm seeing in section.
I'm using RMEP 2012.
I am doing thermal modelling of our project (retail project within a mall - 3 external walls & 2 internal walls). Can I set the externall walls so each has different temperatures? For the internal walls there should be no loss/gain but the area beside it is a lobby so I want to put some load by again setting the temperature.
I reformatted my computer a few months ago.
It was running perfectly fine before reformatting and was only done so to change hard drives.
Now that I reformatted, I get MULTIPLE fatal errors daily within Revit MEP 2012, AutoCad MEP 2012, and Revit MEP 2013.
In addition, I get blue screens usually every day. More info on this thread can be found here:
I've been told it's AutoDesk causing the problems and I'm pretty convinced it is.
I don't know what to do next. I've un-installed revit three times now and it's not fixed.
Duct and pipe crossings are not displaying correctly. This is an issue that has only begun occuring with my REVIT MEP 2012. Everything works fine with 2011 and 2013. Everything works fine on another machine in our office with 2012.
First, when I zoom into ductwork or even equipment, you begin to see a black line that lines the interior of the duct. Only visible when zoomed close. At a duct crossing, the hidden line is displayed but there is no visible gap. Increasing the "inside gap" to 1/8" from 1/64" makes that "interior black line" fill the duct completely black. The "oustide gap" doesn't change anything. I've attached pictures of the 1/64" and 1/8" inside gaps displaying this "interior black line".
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling 2012. I have even uninstalled, searched for every folder named "Autodesk" and deleted any folder named REVIT MEP 2012. I have unistalled all the 2012 material libraries. Reinstalled everything fresh and the problem persists.
I have a question about revit server.
I am working by an installation company.
We have a revit file from a construction company as a linked file under our own installation drawing.
The file from de construction company is placed on there own revit server 5km from our company.
Our installation drawing is placed on our revit server.
Is this correct?
If I open the drawing then I must wait 10 minutes before i can start with my work.
is this normal?
and if i click on the link file and than click on reload, than it will take almost one hour.
is there no faster way?
I have a project I am working on where there are multiple floors, and we have a chase inside of which we are running the duct down from the unit on the roof. Each floor, a little bit of duct peels off using an elbow. The rest of the duct continues down to the next floor. However, because the section that peeled off is a corner of the vertical duct, I have to take 2 ducts down to the next floor. My problem, is that I would like these three ducts to combine into one big duct to go up to the floors above. I know this is probably confusing to udnerstand the way I have worded it, so I've included a color-coded screenshot to hopefully explain better.
I have created a number of faced based access doors that add to my ductwork with no problems and display fine in all views. However, when I come to plot the drawings the access doors are missing in the plan views only.
I have attached examples: Layout_Revit showing the access doors and layout_pdf showing a screeshot from the pdf, with access doors missing.
I created the family using a generic model face based template.
Family category and parameters is set to generic models.
I have played around with the visibility/graphic overrides for the view under 'generic models'.
The family is set to 'visible' in the family editor.
Is there a visibility setting I am missing or something else?
We requested and received some families from a manufacturer. But they also sent
some "txt" files with the same name of the families. What do I do with the "txt" files?
It is great that I am able to hide the header and footer info in the electrical panels schedules, but I would also like to be able to hide the load information in the A, B and C comlumns. This isnt something we typically show on our construction Docs.
For now the only reason why we use spaces are for room names.
What is best method for room names? Spaces then space naming utility or room tags.
If architect changes/deletes a room. I notice my model's space tags will update. (But in
some cases the spaces are all over the place and unnamed).
As for room tags, some room tags don't update. They end up wth "?". I have to erase all
room tags then "tag all" again.
So whats the best way method for room names?
I have 2No. 200 steel district heating mains that run through a building. The pipes need to run along at a slope of 4 degrees, but when I try and draw this pipework at 4degs, it will not put a fitting in when the pipework needs to run straight. I've look at the elbow family - Butt Welded - CS, and I can't see anything that limits the angle.It will work at 5 degrees, but anything less it doesn't and that doesn't help me at all.
Any help appreciated.
When creating architectural layouts with walls at 4000mm and a 600x600 ceiling at 3800mm. When I import this into an electrical GB template I cannot see the ceiling when I insert it as an underlay on the lighting or power layouts It inserts a ceiling but has no detail and pretty much blocks out the rest of the drawing. It can only be seen on the reflective ceiling layout. Is there any way round this?
In the Architectural model if I select the ceiling as an underlay it works perfectly. I must be missing something.
I've tried filters and even setting the discipline to Architectural and it still wont become visible.
Hi, Can any one tell me a good student wokbook for Revit 2013 or a Training Guide step by Step made easy.
I am very new to revit usage and was trying to link an architectural model drawn by me in revit 2013 into a new project using Revit Mechanical Template. The link was succesful and I created new floor plans which was fine. However when I tried to change the new floor plans to use architectural view template via visibility graphics. The dialogue box I get is non editable. All the radio buttons on the revit link i.e. by host, revit link, and custom are all greyed out. I have struggled for days to change these setting to become edittable but couldn't.
Can anyone help please? I have attached a page to see the revit link dialogue box.
I'm just learning MEP and have found that when I try to set the offset of pipe mains and branches on supply and return systems, the offset only rarely stays the same. It keeps changing on me, and I have to refer constantly to the options bar or it's particular properties to see if the offset is where I want it. Any suggestions?
Is there any way at all to edit a wire's tick mark connecting multiple circuits in revit mep? i need to be able to Manually input the amount of "Hot Conductors", "Neutral Conductors", and "Ground Conductors" on wires connecting between multiple circuits. But those options are always Grayed Out. does anyone have a solution? or maybe even a third party add-in to fix this crap...
...these guys know how i feel; Autodesk-Forums Multi Circuit Wire Tick Marks
I am currenly using the Revit Plugin ElumTools and when I have been messing around with Architect's models, I notice that holes appear within my viewable calculation space.
The holes are missing bits of wall and usually form where there is an intersection of an internal wall within an ajoining space. (see attached Photo)
Can anyone help me stop this from happening?