Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Routing preferences for threaded pipe, part of Revit: Sprinkler Design.
- [Narrator] There are two different things to think about when it comes to adding pipe to a model: routing preferences and systems. To put that into non-Revit speak, routing preferences control which type of pipe we're using with what kind of fittings. Systems control what fluid is in that pipe, and how it appears in the model. Both kind of work with one another. The objective of this video is to worry about the pipe routing preferences. So, the first thing I'd like to do is open up a model and then load some fittings into it.
Jump into Revit, let's go projects open, browse to where you're keeping your exercise files, and I'm gonna grab my routing file, click okay. I'm just gonna zoom in on some area of my building. The first thing I'd like to do is load in some fittings. So let's go to the insert tab. Let's click load family. Again, browse to where you're keeping your exercise files, and grab all of these fittings that I have in here.
If you don't have these fittings, they are on your C drive, located under pipe fittings. Click open, now we need to start drawing some pipe. Go to the systems tab, and then click the pipe button. Let's click edit type right here. I'd like to rename this type, so click rename. We'll call it threaded. Then we'll click okay. Now for routing preferences, let's go to edit.
For the pipe segment instead of copper, let's scroll down until we find steel carbon schedule 40. For the minimum size let's hit the dropdown here. We'll go half-inch. For the max size, we'll go to eight-inch. Now for the elbow, let's assign it elbow, so click the dropdown here, and we'll grab elbow threaded MI class 150. Let's keep it as a T, so now for the junction, we will use T threaded MI.
You're getting the picture, aren't you? For our cross if it's a four-way intersection, we'll go with cross threaded. For the transition we need to reduce it, we'll go with coupling concentric reducing threaded. For the union, threaded MI. We're not gonna have a flange on a threaded pipe, so for cap, let's grab cap threaded MI class 150. Click okay. Click okay again. Now we can start drawing some type. Pipe type's threaded.
For the diameter, I don't care what you make it. I'm gonna make mine three inches. I'll keep my off-set at nine feet. I'll just draw some pipe out in the back yard here. So now if I start drawing it, I'll pick a point here. Now if I come straight up it's gonna put my fitting in there but now if I want to change my offset, my elevation, so maybe I want it four feet, I'll just click into here, I'll type four. I'll keep drawing it straight ahead, it's gonna drop it down.
Pick a point here. Now maybe my offset wants to go back to nine feet. Go over to here, that's how it kinda works. Pick a point here. Hit escape a couple times. If I select this pipe, I can cap the open end, so it puts my cap in there. It looks pretty cool in plan, I think. If I right-click on this pipe, I can create similar. Draw a pipe right here.
And it gives me a T intersection. If we go to a 3-D view by clicking on the 3-D view house, we can spin around to the back, but notice that our detail level is set for medium. Let's set that for fine. And what I like to do a lot of times is I like to just turn on thin lines, so that way I can see a little bit better what I'm doing. Now we can see. We have perfectly drawn, threaded pipe.
That's pretty awesome. If you hover over one of these pieces of pipe, hit tab, and then hit tab again, then hit tab one more time, you can select it. Hit delete, and there you go. Next time we draw a pipe, it's gonna be threaded.
- Linking to architecture
- Creating views
- Configuring routing preferences and systems
- Adding sprinklers, risers, and pipes
- Tagging pipes
- Adding schedules
- Importing AutoCAD files in Revit