Autodesk Revit MEP
Working on a project and feeding panels out of other panels and noticed this and wondering if I had something wrong with my panel family or if its just a Revit thing.
I have a high voltage panelboard with loads from existing/future that I need to figure into total loads. So I use a spare and change the info directly on the panelboard schedule. That load does not seem to transfer though. Is that just Revit or is that something wrong with my panelboard. Using basically default panelboard only thing I have changed is the physical dimensions. Running Revit MEP 2013.
Is the a way to have a generic family which has an instance property type "text" come out as a model text (visible in 3D) so that I can write different things on different instances of the generic model so that it can be visible in 3D on the object, and changable after the model has been placed? I think you can, I just forgot how...?
I'm having an issue where I have sensors and a sensore line (a symbol and a detail line) on my plans but when I create a viewport of the plan on the sheet, the annotation doesn't appear. I've checked the V/G settings and everything appears to be on and the annotation is visible if I go to the plan view. Has anybody solved this before?
Where can I adjust the gap between elements (that cross) in plan view? Please see attached.
I've been working on a project for a few weeks and I need to create a new Local file for a co-worker to take over for me. I go through the normal work-flow of creating a new local file but when I go to synch it to the central it says that it is not compatible. Can someone give me any suggestions as to how to fix this?
I am attempting to create an annotation symbol, that is a hexagon shape, with a 3 character long text attribute in the middle. In can, this would easily be done with a block and an attribute. Can I mimic this process in Revit?
Creating the hexagon, is no probelm. I have tried to load a "label" into my shape, but then I can not edit the text once I load my symbol into my model.
Im assuming its an easy thing to create/fix, it is just eluding me so far.
Thank you in advance for any help!
I noticed that Building Design Suite Premium/Ultimate has just Revit. Which I take to mean you can make it any “flavor” of Revit by utilitzing Arch, Struct, or MEP families. Revit is just Revit.
However, in the Plant and Infrastructure Suites, you still have Revit Structure specifically. Could a user of Revit Structure also use MEP families, and thus have “Revit MEP”? If our company needed Revit MEP do we need Building Design Suite Premium or higher?
Is it possible to that pipe & duct settings are defaulted to disclude fittings and accessories from a system? Please see that attached image, as I'm making a project template from scratch [ after maintaining an old an old template for a year] Any help would be appreciated!
Newbie question. I have created a mass and some voids. I need the voids to vut all of the mass (so that the nozzle is hollow).
In AutoCAD I would simply use the Shell command. Why don't my voids cut all of my masses?
Has anyone noticed with the updates, the flip arrow now not only flips 180° it also rolls 180°.
I created a cast iron Material in the Manage tab/Settings panel/Materials tool. I did the same for Copper and White PVC.
I am able to assign these materials to Cast Iron pipe fittings, Copper pipe fittings and PVC pipe fittings, respectively.
When graphics display is set to Shaded, cast iron fittings are flat black, copper fittings are Metallic orange(ish), and PVC is glossy white.
In all cases, the pipe is standard gray.
Is it possible to assign the materials to the pipe? In Object Styles, I can create Subcategories of Pipe. Can I assign one of the sub categories to the pipe?
I don't see any of these options in the Pipe Types properties. The Material option uner Pipe type properties refers to the material propertis in MEP Settings - for roughness, available sizes, connection types, schedule, etc.
I did try to assign the material to the piping system, but then the equipment / fixtures on that system also turned to cast iron, copper, or PVC.
We can't change any revit family type through Type Selector in Revit Properties DB. Mainly the the drop down option of type selector not working. So please suggest anyone to overcome the situation. Thanks in advance.
I'm trying to add a scale ruler to a title block and I would like it to change automatically with the scale of the views placed on the sheet. Is this even passable? I have attached a picture of the scale rule, I have made it as a symbol and the numbers are the only thing that change between the types.
I am working on a project which is unbearably slow!! I got this from an Arch/Eng & it is only 52.9 MBs but slower than any other project we have worked on before, Any ideas? I have already purged out everything, Would it help if I went into the Architectural & Structural links & actually erased what I do not need to make the links smaller? I know that the next question is going to be what are you using for a computer, I have been reassured that I have sufficient memory & speed by the IT guy.
I have linked in an IFC model in REVIT Mep. The building is just a basic 2 storey community hall with offices/toilets/changing rooms & a recreation hall.
I have created the spaces with no issues on all the rooms except the recreation hall. The recreation hall goes from the ground floor level & extends above the second floor level & covers the extents up to roof level. Its just a regular recreation hall as in most community centres or school gyms.
The issue I am having is every time I place a space I get a warning message up saying I have placed the space where multiple spaces are already, I have deleted these additional spaces but I am still getting the same warning message. I can click ok on the warning box & will place the space but only up to first floor level.
I then proceed to create an offset that will raise the space 2 metres above first floor level & then I get a 'geometry cannot be cut' warning box.
I have tried for about 5 hous today trying as much as I can & its the last room on the model I needed to complete before I could start the energy analysis ! Any help is much appreciated.
I will try get an attachement tommorow when I am back in work
I have an MEP Model with a linked Architectural Revit Model, and I was going through all of my views to check some things, and found that for some reason, Spaces do not show in the third floor reflected ceiling plan. They show in the first and second floor plans and rcp's, but for the 3rd floor, only in the plan view. So far I have verified that the spaces are defined from the 3rd floor up to the 4th floor, with a 0 offset, they are not hidden in view, the view range is top: 4th floor, cut plane: 3rd floor, bottom: 3rd floor, view depth level: 4th floor, Spaces are checked in Visibility/Graphics Overries, including Color Fill, Interior, and Reference, and Space Tags are checked in the Annotation Categories. The spaces are in Phase 3a, my RCP is Phase 3a, Show Complete. I cannot think of anything else to look for, but Spaces still do not show. Any ideas?
I've been trying to make lookup tables for Mechanical Equipment to return values for KVA based on HP but I can't seem to get numbers to work despite the WikiHelp stating that you can. Lookup tables seem like they would be a great solution and would really help streamline things if they worked as stated. The only parameter type I've been able to get to work is length, though I haven't tried area, volume or angle, but certainly other and number don't work. I could take all of my parameters and create duplicates defined as length and convert them back and forth to get the lookup table to work but I'm wondering if anyone else has had success in getting numbers to return?
To return numbers I've tried all of the suggestions I've found including ##number##, ##other## and ##other##number, but only one suggestion has worked and the person posting said he was told by Autodesk to use length and then convert it to unitless by dividing by 1' or 1". This seems to work but it's not accurate because the value .528 KVA turns into 135/256" which then converts to .527344. I could probably change the units to feet instead of inches and gain a bit more resolution but I feel I should be able to bring in numeric values to populate my family without all the goofey workarounds.
An interesting thing I've discovered is that there are 2 sub-folders in the Lookup Tables directory for Pipe and Conduit and the csv file for the Mechanical Equipment ONLY works if the file is in the Pipe folder and not in the main Lookup Tables folder.
I have Revit MEP 2013 and I cannot get the wire gaps to show up? I have check the common things, Discipline set to Electrical, Gap setting is not 0, Visual Setting is set to Hidden, Thin Lines is turned off, Draw MEP hidden Lines is Checked. But still no gaps?
If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Again.
Is it possible to export to dwf or dwfx with the filter colors assigned in the view you wish to export. I am starting to use the app BimAnywhere and it would be helpful to see system colors on the field.
I have several 2 section (42 ckts ea) feed thru-lug panelboards that I am trying to link together in REVIT. I figured out how to link them as a sub-feed panel. But I need the 2nd section NOT to show up as a sub-feed panel (occuping 3 poles in section 1). Any ideas or suggestions would be great.