Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding equipment, part of Sprinkler Design with Revit.
- Ok, now we can dress up our pipe with some fittings, accessories, and valves. Let's go ahead and find some ball valves and some check valves. To get started, I'm gonna jump into Revit and come into my fittings model. I'm gonna zoom in on my mechanical room again, of course. Let's make sure that our Thin Lines are turned off. What I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna go to the Systems tab. I'm gonna click on Pipe Accessory. I don't want another backflow preventer. I'm gonna click on Load Family. This time, I'm gonna scroll down to Pipe.
I'm gonna go into Valves. First thing I'm gonna do is grab a check valve. I'm gonna grab this Check Valve 2-12 inch Flanged and I'm gonna hit Open. That's my check valve symbol and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come right down to this pipe here, notice how it decreases in size once it knows what size the pipe is gonna be, instead of 8", I'm gonna go down to 12". I'm gonna select this pipe right here and I'm gonna lay it in just like so. Let's click on the 3D house to check it out.
And sure enough. I'm gonna click on my Thin Lines button and it adds it right in. It's in the flanges and it's all set. I'm gonna uncheck Thin Lines. I'm gonna back down to my Level 1 Sprinkler plan. I'm gonna grab another valve. I'm gonna click on Pipe Accessory. I'm gonna Load Family. I'm gonna scroll down to Pipe. I'm gonna go to Valves and I'm gonna grab a simple ball valve. There's only one in here, Ball Valve - 2-6 inch I'm gonna hit Open.
This time, I'm gonna come down here. I know this is a 5", so I'm gonna go ahead and hit my drop-down and I don't have a 5". So okay, let's make one. I'm gonna go to 4", I'm gonna click Edit Type. Now I'm gonna Duplicate it. I'm gonna make 5" and get rid of the 2. All I need to do now is change my Nominal Diameter to 5". You see, in Revit, all of our parts are parametric. I'm gonna click OK. I'm gonna come down here and I'm gonna put my ball valve right in this pipe.
I think I'll put it right here. I'm gonna go to a 3D view. I'm gonna go find that ball valve. It's kinda hard to get to 'cause it's facing upward. I'm gonna click on my Thin Lines button, I'm gonna select my ball valve. Notice that I can rotate it. Go ahead and click on the Rotate button. You could either have it off to the side or I'm gonna rotate it again and have it accessible from underneath. It's as if Revit thought of everything. I'm gonna go back to my Level 1 Floor Plan. What I'm gonna do this time, is I'm gonna set my Detail Level to Fine, so it puts it in.
It's pretty cool. Let's set our Detail Level back to Medium. Let's uncheck Thin Lines and there we go. As you can see, when we were searching through those directories, there's literally hundreds of different types of valves. That's just within Revit. Again, find your manufacturer and see if they have valves for Revit. I'll bet they do.
- Linking to architecture
- Creating views
- Configuring routing preferences and systems
- Adding sprinklers, risers, and pipes
- Tagging pipes
- Adding schedules
- Importing AutoCAD files in Revit