Autodesk Revit MEP
Ok... I am NOT a fan of Lookup Tables, but I am forcing myself to TRY and figure them out. What I want to know is...
Can ANYONE tell me WHY the malleable iron lookup tables for US Imperial fittings have the nominal pipe sizes in Inches, (Imperial...makes sense, right?), however, all of the other lookup table sizes are in millimeters?!?!?!
I am working on sprinkler design with revit 2013.
Fire sprinkler system is getting slow and slow as I add more sprinklers.
I tried solve this problem with breaking sprinkler system worksets into seperate workset.
Or with managing views, but it didn't work at all.
Somehow I came to realize that I have 1047 sprinklers in a same system name and this may be culprit of all the problem
since the sprinklers in different system name does not cause any problem.
Is there anyone who know how to assign different system names to current system name?
I have placed 3d families into my project. I'm happy with the view and display in the 3d view. I would like the element to display differently in the plan view.
Supply, Return and Exhaust Registers.-
in the plan view there is no need for me to see each individual blade. This appears as just a dark square or rectangle when plotted out at a smaller scale. I would like these types of items to appear as a square or rectangle with an ex or a single diagonal line in the box. this would indicate positive or negative pressur
At a project level I have not been able to change the appearance of this item. Is there something that I need to do at a family level? Where can I find step by step instructions to help me?
to sum it up,
I have a 3d item that appears as needed in 3d views. I want that same item to appear as a simple 2d representation of that object. Can this be accomplished. -thank you
So I have a lot of duct that is sloped for offset purposes. Is there away to write a tag that will say what the slope angle is for these ducts? If so how do you do it? Thanks!
I just posted a similar post in the AutoCAD MEP, so if it looks familiar that's why.
I work for an electrical contractor. We currently do most of our work in traditional AutoCAD. The reason for this is because we receive our files in that format. I believe that a lot of architects are using Revit (I have no proof of this, it's just a guess), but when the electrical engineer/consultant work their content in, it's flattened to 2D, and there's no intelligence. Just lines, circles, text and blocks.
Are there any electrical contractors out there in the same position that have made the transition to Revit and found that they seldomely use AutoCAD anymore? I'd love to hear from you, if you exist. What in your opinion is the biggest reason for an electrical contractor to transition to Revit? What's the best wall? All in "sink or swim" ... or slowly transition?
I'm using Revit 2012 MEP and developing application using SDK. Now I want to retrieve the file path of a selected loadable annotaion family from the view. I've tried a bunch of codes and I failed to get the Family Instance or the Family Symbol.
I'm using Revit 2012 MEP and I develop application using the SDK. Now my application needs to know when the view is changed or closed to do certain GUI update function. Is ther any way to define events such as <ActiveViewChanged> or <ActiveViewClosed> ?? I'm using C#.
How can i move light fittings and power sockets etc that have been circuited (Wired) up without losing the circuit. For example we have a revised Architectural model but when we move the light fitting down to suit the new ceiling height we lose the circuit and tag for all the lights on that circuit.
Please see attachments (before & after) , Is Revit capable of this?
My company resently decided to start using Revit in all disciplines. I have gotten a pretty good grasp on everything so far but I still can't figure out how to do this.
We want a transformer that shows fully loaded. When we size our panelboards we like to have the full load shown. I would like to use the transformer so that the full system is shown connected in the system browser.
Right now I fake it. I put in a spare in the high voltage panelboard and change it to what I want but that leaves the low voltage panelboard unconnected.
Any ideas. Using REVIT 2013.
Is there a way to select a group of items in a view by comments or type mark? Thanks!
Why are pipes that pass through walls not showing as hidden, similar to a pipe below another pipe? What's the best way to accomplish this?
Could someone point me to a relatively complete list of new features in each release?
Hello to all,
I have a Central file on my computer and it knows It's a Central file because when I highlight it, It wants to create a local file.
When I upload the file To A DropBox Folder over the internet to share with someone, when I highlight it, it does NOT want to create a Local file.
It thinks it's a Local file not a Central file.
Can anybody tell me what's going on?
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Is there a better way to show detail lines from arch link to our mep model aside from "linked view". (They use detail lines for shaft openings and fences). We want to be able to move room/space tags around. Right now we copy & paste them to our model....Thanks in advance.
I've search for this and I cannot find any way to do this.
I've made some renders on the Autodesk render; I want to share them with other team members via the cloud storage. I don’t see a Share feature in the Autodesk Render 360 nor the option to move it to the Cloud storage so I can share it there.
The only solution I could fathom is to download the files from the render360 and upload to the stoirage360, but these seems like a unneeded step.
Suggestions and help most appreciated
I"m not getting a hidden line when I have existing duct with a mitered elbow down, show on a view with New Construction phase. If I change the phase to existing the hidden line shows but the linework is heavy.
Any help is appreciated...thanks
So Revit 2012 was better at this than 2013. The pipes used to keep the system abbreviation which is now gone. No idea who thought this was a good idea but it was not.:smileymad:
But that is besides the point. Does anyone know of a way besides going through and using type comments for all of this? Used to have to do this with pipe networks then thankfully we did not. Now it seems like we are going backwards again.
Greetings, board members.
I have been learning Revit 2013 for a while, but I've come across a really annoying issue. I'm a draftsman of electrical systems, and have two families for elements that reside within wall-recessed gang boxes. One family I can align to walls whenever the wall moves (this family I've attached, called Right). However, the other family i cannot get to move at all once it is loaded into a project (this family is called Wrong). Yes, these families are copies of AutoCAD Revit OOTB families, but the problem is still the same, and I want to know how to avoid this when I have to make my own families. Can anybody help me, please?
Thank you very much, in advance.
Christopher J. Martin
I'm attaching my electrical switch family that I have created. The reason why I have nested the plate & fixture box families separate is because we need each instance to show up in a schedule. My problem is that I can't get the $ switch symbol to show up on my plan when I insert the family. I've tried looking at other switch families where the $ symbol shows up but I must be missing a step. Anyone know what that is?
Is anyone doing schedules in Revit MEP that accurately lists pipe sorted by material and length?
What challenges does this present?