- Time to start sprinkler. I like to keep sprinkler in its own separate model also, for the same reason I like to keep plumbing and mechanical separate 'cause it's really hard to start isolating pipes when we have way too much in one model. To get started, I want to go to projects, new. For the template file, I'm going to click browse and I'm going to hit mechanical default, metric. I'm going to click open, I'm going to click okay. Of course I'm going to go insert, I'm going to link Revit.
I'm going to go to where I'm keeping my exercises files and my backgrounds and I'm going to grab my architectural. I'm going to make sure position is origin to origin and I'm going to click open. I'm going to select my underlay. I'm going to pin it down. I'm going to click on edit type. And I'm going to make sure room bounding is turned on. I'm going to hit apply, I'm going to click okay. I'm going to hit escape a couple times. Now, here's what I want to do. I don't want to deal with HVAC, I want this to be more of a piping plan than anything else.
So the first thing I'm going to do is grab my floor plan 1 Mech and my 2 Mech and in my properties, I'm going to scroll down. I still want discipline to be mechanical but I want my subdiscipline, if I just click into here, I can type in anything I want. So, my subdiscipline is going to be sprinkler. Now, I'm going to hit enter. I'm going to click apply. Now I'm going to grab these two ceiling plans, my subdiscipline, now I can click my drop down and sprinkler will be available, click apply.
In my 3D view, I'm going to select my 3D view, my subdiscipline, I'm going to hit my drop down and it's going to be sprinkler, click apply. My elevations, I'm going to do the same. Subdiscipline, hit the drop down, it's going to be sprinkler. Now I have everything as sprinkler, perfect. For my plumbing, I can select all of these views. Right click and delete them.
So, for my floor plan 1 Mech, I'm going to right click on that and I'm going to rename it, my world Mech is going to be sprinkler. I'm going to copy sprinkler to the clipboard by selecting it, right click, copy, click okay. Rename 2 Mech, okay. I'm going to rename these ceiling plans, right click and rename this one and I'm going to rename my elevations. Few things I don't want to see, I don't care to see plumbing fixtures. So, I'm going to make sure I'm in floor plan 1 Sprinkler, I'm going to type VG, I don't want to see air terminals.
I'm going to scroll down. I don't want to see conduits or conduit fittings, I don't want to see anything that's got anything to do with ducts. I always forget to hit flex ducts, we want to keep flex pipes on, though. Keep scrolling down, we want to see everything that has to do with pipes, of course. I don't want to see plumbing fixtures. I want to keep going, definitely want to see sprinklers, that was the one thing I was looking for.
Everything else seams fine. I'm going to click apply, I'm going to click okay. Now, the next thing I want to do is I want to make sure that we have our view template is set to none, which it is, so that's perfect. Now, last thing I want to do is make a couple elevations, so I'm going to go to my south elevation, grab level one and level two. Drag them out and click AL for align. I'm going to align my two levels. I'm just going to go up and make a roof level.
So, I'm going to select level two, I'm going to right click on it, I'm going to create similar, I'm going to come all the way up to my roof, on my draw panel, I'm going to click on my pick lines button. I'm going to select my roof level and zoom out a little bit, I'm going to drag it out until I'm in line with level two, I'm going to turn it on, hit escape a couple times, select level three, select it again and I'm going to call it roof.
I'm going to hit enter, yes, I would like to rename the corresponding views. But look what happened, mechanical, question mark, question mark, question mark, HVAC. So we're going to scroll into here, structural plans, select roof, right click and delete it. I'm going to go into my mechanical, go into ceiling plans, I'm going to right click on roof and I'm going to delete that. So, I'm going to go into my floor plans, here's my roof, I'm going to select roof, I'm going to scroll down until I find subdiscipline.
If we can't change it, what we need to do is we need to go up and we need to select view template, click mechanical plan, go to none, click okay, now we can select roof again. Now we can scroll up and we can set our subdiscipline to be sprinkler, click apply and we're good. Floor plans, one, two, sprinkler, roof. Ceiling plans, I only want two ceiling plans, certainly not a roof ceiling plan.
Okay, I'm going to click on my close hidden windows button. I'm going to save this somewhere where I'm keeping my exercises files, I'm going to go to my options, I only want one backup, click okay, let's click save. Here we go, now we're ready to run some sprinklers.
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