i can not find add ins tab in my Revit 2014 thread ribbon. please help me
Hey so I am trying to export my revit model to navisworks (.nwd for view on line), but some items (like my hangers) are not having there properties transfer through. Most of my families used to have everything that was a parameter show up (maybe it was just shared parameters), but now it seems like families do not display their parameters at all. However, I am unfamiliar with navisworks properties, so if someone could please enlighten me on what I need to do or change in my process. Right now, my process is external tools->Navisworks (.nwc), Navisworks-> (.nwd), -> online viewer. But the information is getting lost or falling through the cracks. Please help, thanks
i can not find add ins in my thread. please help me
I'm trying to display a heating system per floor it serves i.e. pipework serving both ground and first floors run in the same void on the same system but to be displayed on their respective floor plans. The solution I'm trying at the moment is to add a shared parameter to pipes, pipe fittings and accessories to denote which floor they should be visible on. The problem with this is that any future work would need to fill in this parameter on new pipework added. If anyone can think of a more robust method to this please let me know.
I've been a Revit user for an MEP firm for 4 years now and with every release I hope that Autodesk finally incorporates the ability to show content that exists on future phases. Sadly the latest release has not been updated to do so. Every project I've worked on since the beginning has been a multi phase project, and when designing large MEP systems we always have to space plan for future equipment. Ideally we want to show new equipment "by category"and have any content that might exist in the future show up as halftoned and dashed. This allows for more accurate bidding by contractors and better coordination between disciplines. The current phasing structure allows you to create future phases, and place the content on them, but the visibility filter will only show what is on the ACTIVE phase and anything PRIOR. So if I have 3 phases: (EXISTING, CURRENT PHASE, and FUTURE PHASE) and I want to print to the current phase, anything on the FUTURE PHASE, disappears. If I switch to show FUTURE PHASE all the content on CURRENT PHASE, is considered existing by revit and now has the visibility of such.
We have come up with very creative ways to work around this but any kind of user defined view filters , only apply to our model, and often becomes a coordination issue with Architectural and Structural firms. I've asked one of the Arch firms we frequently work with how they deal with this and they suggested creating duplicate views and laying them directly on top of the other on a sheet, one showing the future view and the other showing day one content, that means maintaining an excessive number of views especially in very large projects. Under Greenfield conditions (no existing work) we can simply set the "EXISTING" graphic override to show "BY CATEGORY" and have the "NEW" graphic override to show a halftoned and dashed style, then create a phase filter that shows "NEW" as OVERRIDDEN and EXISTING as BY CATEGORY. Great problem solved....until the future work needs to be done and now you need the use of that existing phase.
Point being that a third VISIBLE phase would solve all of this, NEW, EXISTING, and FUTURE
If anyone has a solution that just uses the built in phasing tool that Revit comes with and doesn't involve elaborate view filters based on worksets or duplicating hundreds of views, please reply to this post, I'm open to any suggestions, thank you in advance.
I am trying to acquire coordinates from the link revit model but an error comes out. Please see attached. Any help will be much appreciated.
i have a problem with the pipe elbow not working as expected. Please see attached. Elbow size is not the same as pipe.
any help will be much appreciated!
While creating Threaded Pipe Fittings, how can we set the Connector as Male/Female. And if it is Female the Engagement Length.
It mentions in Help that Connector Gender can be set as Male/Female.
In addition as it is described in FamiliesGuideMEPMetENU.pdf document, I can not see the Element Panel as below mentioned in the document . I do think the settings may be in this panel.
225 Click Modify Connector Element tab ➤ Element panel ➤ Element Properties.
My friend and I are working for the same project. We have a building with 2 floors. We are working for the different floor in seperate pc. So how can we combine our works together at last?
I'm desiging a domestic water and hot water plumbing system for a commerical building and I'm locating a water heater above ceiling. The problem I'm having is that the water heater is not showing up on my floor plan when I place it above ceiling, yet my water piping is showing up. My view ranges are as follows:
Top(Level Above): 12'0
Cut Plan(Associted Level): 4'0"
Bottom(Associated Level): 0'0"
The ceiling height is at 9'4", finshed floor is standard 0'0". Water heater height, from top of the heater to finshed floor is 10'9". Hot/Cold water piping is 11'0" from finshed floor.
The obvious solution would be to change the cut plane to be above the water heater but then my floor plan would become a ceiling plan instead. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Ok, so I am pretty much fed up with all the hanger apps out there as none of them work good enough. So I am setting out to fix it. However, there seems to be something missing. I need a way to have a family have the adjustment part of the hanger manually adjustable in the project without A: moving the pipe/duct it is associated to (provided that you chose to create the family in this manner) or B: Without one part (elevation) of the hanger moving (the attached part) while the one can be freely dragged or using the aligning tool. I am thinking a nested face based family would be clutch, (It would be great if there was a 2 face based family type!!) but I would have to nest it in such a way that it didn’t try to associate with the parent family, but rather wait until the project, and even then it would need some sort of instance parameter driven shaft that it was locked onto. After I thought about that my head started to hurt and I decided to ask if anyone on here had any better Ideas?? Simpler methods? Perhaps something stupid easy that I’m not seeing? Thanks!
In the project I am working on, plumbing is not in the Disciplines list in the properties dialog box. I normally switch to plumbing when viewing in 3D it turns everything but plumbing objects into hidden.
I notice plumbing is not in the list. How can it be included in the list, does it matter?
Revit MEP 2012
There used to be two control points on leader lines. One for bending, the other for the arrow head location. It seems now that they got rid of the control point on the arrow head and I really need it back. Is there anyway to get it back or fix it? Thanks!
I am new to revit, and I am having issues connecting the plumbing on a larger project. The fixtures are on the architectural plans and I have linked that file to the mep project I am working in. However when I go to attach a pipe to the fixture, it doesn't recognize the fixture. How do I fix this?
Is it possible to model ductwork in Revit LT?
I have been working in Revit MEP 2014 with the pipe sizing calculator for my company. They want me to prove whether Revit's capabilities to automatically size pipe is correct, which would save alot of time. We typically design hospital and laboratories so anywhere from 100-500 sinks alone per project. I believe this tool could be a time saver for everyone utilizing it. However, I found a flaw in how it calculates and was wondering if someone has found a solution or could help me work towards a solution.
So in short form Revit uses IPC tables to size pipe. If you set the connectors on the fixture to the correct fixture units and make sure the calculation method on every fixture is the same the system can have the pipe sized. However, because the theory of Fixture Units when developed by Hunter were for complete large systems, the pipe sizing is incorrect when branching off. For instance a back to back lavatory gets sized with a 1" HW pipe feeding it. Per Revit sizing method it is correct. (Public Lav 1.5 FU x 2 = 3 FU....3FU = 6.5GPM) However, logic proves otherwise as I know that faucet is 0.5 gpm so at most 1 GPM needed to be supplied. This line should be 1/2" and not 1".
Sizing solely on fixture units will make the mains correctly because the theory of fixture units was meant for the whole system. So as of now allow revit to pipe your system will size the mains correctly but branches to fixutres will be incorrect. Now we could go back and manually change those pipe sizes but to do that for all the fixtures then what time was saved? It seems like another IF/Then statement needs to be added to the calculator that would override small FU sums and size on a different parameter embedded in the fixture but still utilize the FU for the overall system?
Does anyone know the different between the two parameters View Scale and Scale Value and why is scale value always grayed out?
In this particular case it's an electrical model that we have difficulties with. The A-model is linked in and although the most common scale for electrical sheets is 1:50 we need some for 1:100. When we create a sheet in 1:100 the annotate symbols for the outlets, switches and other annotations gets way to big and the sheet gets blurry from all the objects.
I would like to be able to have one scale for the model and set another scale for my annotative objects in that same view. This is perfectly doable in AutoCAD, I'm fully aware that I shouldn't compare theese programs to much but sometimes you can't help your self... :)
Is Scale Value hardcoded or is it doable to program a function that opens up the parameter?
Why do Scale Value exists if it anyway always will be gray? Does it do something underneath the hood?
Any help or ideas is more than welcome!
How do you get the "Add Insulation" and "Add Lining" functionality to work with a customised duct fitting family, I have made it as a sweep same as the images of the "out of the box" bend attached, only I cant assign the sub catagory of "insulation" to the solid form like in this family to my custom family?
Where do they come from if not in; Object styles, model objects.
Or am I missing something all together?
Please refer to attached RFA file of the fitting I am trying to make :)