Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding sanitary sloped piping, part of Revit MEP 2014 Essential Training.
Sloping pipe has never been easy. Luckily, in 2013, they added a few more tools that have carried over to Revit 2014. One of those tools is called Ignore to Slope. Moving forward with this video, we'll create a new PVC pipe type and add some custom fittings. We'll then add a sanitary fitting to the back of the fixture. From this fixture, we'll slope the pipe and connect other pipes to the main trunk line. To get started, let's find the typical lavatory plan. It's still under HVAC, so let's make sure we move that to plumbing.
Subdiscipline, plumbing. Click Apply. What we need to do now is let's load a couple fittings. On the insert tab let's click load family. Let's scroll down to pipe. Let's go to fittings. Let's go to PVC, schedule 40, socket type. Let's grab every one of these fittings in this directory.
Click open. On the systems tab, let's click the pipe button. For pipe type standard, let's click edit type. Under type properties let's duplicate. Let's simply call it PVC and click OK. Under segments and fittings let's click the edit button next to routing preferences. The pipe segment, click the drop down, let's scroll down til we find polyvinyl chloride rigid, schedule 40.
For the elbow click the drop down, elbow, PVC, Schedule 40. Preferred junction type we'll keep as a T. For the Junction, we'll use T, PVC, Schedule 40. For the Cross, we use cross, PVC, Schedule 40. The Transition, Coupling Reducing, PVC, Schedule 40. And the Union, Coupling, PVC, Schedule 40. Click OK. Click OK.
Hit escape once. Now, the next step is to put in a fitting. Let's scroll into our toilet. Let's click on plumbing fixture. This time let's add pipe connector sanitary. I'm going to put this guy right here. Hit Escape a couple times. On the View Control toolbar, let's switch to Wire Frame. Select your fitting. Let's flip the work plan. Hit Escape a couple times.
Go ahead and select your fitting. This time right-click on this icon. Let's draw a pipe. Pipe type wants to be PVC. Let's give it a three inch diameter, but now we need to slope our pipe. So, under slope piping, let's slope down. Our slope value wants to be one eighth of an inch equals a foot. Let's scroll out a little bit. Let's pick a point right about here.
Let's draw our pipe all the way down into the chase, back to here and then down into this chase. We can just terminate it right here. Hit escape a couple times. Go ahead and select the pipe. Notice that it shows one eighth inch equals a foot. And it gives us our offsets. Hit escape a couple times. Select this fixture, click the copy button. Let's copy down to the other toilet. Let's hit escape a couple times.
Let's select this fixture, right-click on the grid and draw a pipe. This time were going to draw the pipe up to about here. And we're going to come in at a 45 degree angle, but we have to do is click on the ignore slope to connect button. Go to 45 degrees, unstuck the other pipe. Hit escape a couple times. Let's change it back to hidden line. Now we have this one toilet connected. Let's go to a 3D view.
Let's find our lav. Let's zoom in on it. Change the Detail Level to Fine. Since we're at such a small scale, our lines are pretty thick. So, on the quick access toolbar click the Thin Lines button. For the visual style, let's set it to Realistic. Now we can see our new pipe type. It's sloping down and it puts in our 45 degree y.
Let's go back to plumbing floor plan, one plumbing. Let's click on closed hidden windows. Although sloping pipe is still a tad tedious, we have certainly come a long way in getting it into our model.
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- Creating a switching circuit
- Adding conduit
- Adding mechanical equipment
- Adding supply and return ducts
- Creating a plumbing view
- Adding fixtures and domestic supply piping
- Adding sprinklers
- Creating and printing sheets
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