Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a plumbing view, part of Revit 2020: Essential Training for MEP (Metric).
- [Instructor] Let's get into plumbing. The first thing we're obviously going to need to do is create a plumbing project, because we don't have one. Under Models, let's go New. For the template file, let's click Browse. We're in US Imperial. I don't want to be there, so we're going to click our up one level button. Let's go to US Metric. I'm going to grab Plumbing-Default_Metric. Let's click OK.
Let's click OK here. Obviously, the first thing we need to do is get an architectural background on there, so let's go to Insert. Let's go to Link Revit. Browse to where you're keeping your backgrounds. I'm going to grab Architectural, and I'm going to click Open. Beautiful. Select your background. Pin it.
Click Edit Type. Turn on Room Bounding, that way we can put a space in there. Click Apply. Click OK. Hit Escape a few times. So what I want to do is deal with the levels, so let's go to our south elevation right here. Zoom in over here. Here's our Level 2 and our Level 1. I'm going to select Level 2, grab the little bubble, and let's drag it on over to the right.
Hit Escape a few times. Let's type al for align. Select Level 2 in the architectural model first. Select Level 2 4000 in the Plumbing model and we're going to align those. Don't lock it. Hit Escape a few times. Perfect. Let's go back down to Level 1. I'm going to double-click on the datum for Level 1.
I'm going to zoom in on this area here. It's pretty tight, so I want to make a callout. On the View tab, find the Callout button. Click it. I'm just going to pick a window around this area here. Going to hit Escape a few times. I do not like how that looks. Let's go to the Manage tab.
Let's go to Object Styles. Go to Annotation Objects. Let's scroll down 'til we find Callout Boundary. I'm going to change the line width to 5. Then I'm going to change the Line Pattern to Dash dot dot, something other than Solid. Click Apply, click OK. Whew, looks better, kind of. Let's double-click on this bubble.
Don't double-click on this, but double-click on the bubble. That gives us an enlarged plan, well it should, but we're going to make it an enlarged plan. Instead of one to a hundred, notice again that we can't select anything here. So let's scroll down 'til we find View Template. It says Plumbing Plan. Let's click that. Let's select None. Click OK. Now, lets set this from one to a hundred to one to 50.
There we go. I don't like that floor pattern, so what I'm going to do is type vg, remember that's visibility graphic override for Floor Plan 1 - Plumbing - Callout 1, which means that anything we change here is only going to affect the view that we're in. I want to scroll down to Floors. Don't turn the Floors off. I just want to override the pattern, so under Patterns, let's go down to Override and pick that. Uncheck both Foreground and Background.
And then click OK. Click Apply. Click OK. And there you have it. Next thing I want to do is put a space in this area. If we go to the Analyze tab, click Space. Because we turned on Room Bounding, our space is going to fall into this area really nicely. If we didn't turn Room Bounding on, remember, you have to select the architectural model that's linked in, click Edit Type and make sure Room Bounding is checked on.
In our case, though, I'm just going to click Space, I'm going to drop it in. Of course, it doesn't label it correctly, so we're going to go to Space Naming. For Options, we'll use Names and Numbers. We'll click OK. MEN'S 104. Excellent. So, let's save our file here and we'll come back to it and we'll start adding some piping off these fixtures.
- Electrical features
- Mechanical features
- Plumbing features
- Fire protection features
- Adopting Revit into your workflow
- Creating detailed views
- Importing details
- Creating sheets
- Controlling revisions
- MEP fabrication parts