Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a plumbing view, part of Revit 2018: Essential Training for MEP (Metric).
- [Voiceover] Let's get into plumbing. The first thing we're going to need to do, obviously, is create a plumbing project. So under projects, let's click new. For template file, let's click browse. Now, I'm gonna select plumbing default. But, just a word here, I like to have a separate plumbing model than my mechanical model, but I do like to combine my mechanical and my electrical together. Because of the fact that plumbing has pipe, mechanical has pipe. So it gets really hard to turn off one set of piping to keep the other set of piping turned on.
And also, file size becomes an issue for me, so I'm gonna grab plumbing default metric, and I'm gonna click open. Now, let's go to the insert tab. Let's click on Link RVT. I'm gonna browse to where I'm keeping my backgrounds. I'm gonna grab architectural. I'm gonna make sure my position is set for auto, origin to origin, and I'm gonna click open. Now, I'm gonna select my underlay. I'm gonna click the pin button.
Now, I'm gonna click on edit type. I'm gonna make sure room bounding is turned on. I'm gonna click apply. I'm gonna click okay. Now, we're not gonna make a bunch of levels. We know how to do that; we've done it twice already. But, I do want to go to my self elevation anyway, so let's double click on our view elevation self plumbing icon right here. Don't double click on the bubble, but double click on the black target. I do want to pull my levels out a little bit.
I'm gonna hit escape. Now, I just want to align my level two with the architectural level two, so I'm gonna type a+l for align. I'm gonna select level two. I'm gonna select my level two, and they're aligned. I'm gonna hit escape a few times. I'm gonna go to floor plan one plumbing. I'm gonna zoom out, and I'm gonna zoom in here. Now, get used to this. The architect is gonna put their fixtures in.
So there's gonna be a of couple ways we can deal with this. We can either put in our own fixtures, we can run pipe just pretending that it's attached to these fixtures, or we can put in little components here. We're gonna look at all of those. What I do want to do though, is I want to turn off that background hatch. So I'm gonna type v + g, I'm gonna scroll down to floors. Then I'm gonna click on patterns. I'm gonna click override. Pattern overrides I'm gonna uncheck visible.
I'm gonna hit okay. I'm gonna click apply. I'm gonna click okay. There we go. Now what I'd like to do is make some callouts. So I'm gonna make a callout of this bathroom and of this bathroom. So, I'm gonna go to my view tab. I'm gonna click callout. And I'm gonna pick a window right around here. I don't really like the way my callout looks, so let's configure that. I'm gonna go to manage. Now I'm gonna go to object styles.
I wanna go to annotation objects. Now I wanna scroll down until I find callout boundary. Now, I'm gonna drill into here. This is a callout leader line. So, my callout boundary, I like those nice and thick, so I'm gonna type a five for my line weight. And for my line pattern, I'm gonna click where it says solid, I'm gonna hit my dropdown, and I'm gonna scroll down until I find dash dot. I'm gonna click apply. Now I'm gonna click okay.
When I zoom in, we'll see it's thicker, and it's on a dash dot line pattern. I like that a lot better. Now, I'm gonna double click on this callout. Now I'm gonna go to analyze. I'm gonna click on space. I'm gonna put my space in here. I'm gonna hit escape a couple times. Now I'm gonna select my space. In my properties, I'm gonna scroll down until I see the identity data. It's actually 104 mens/ so my number's gonna be 104, and my name wants to be all caps.
Mens, click apply, hit escape a couple times. I'm gonna right click on one plumbing callout one. I'm gonna rename it. I'm gonna call it enlarged men's room. Now I'm gonna click okay. What I'd like to do now, is in my view template in my properties, I wanna click on plumbing plan.
Now I'm gonna click on none. I'm gonna apply, then I'm gonna okay. Now, I'm gonna change my view scale. This time I'm going to go one to 25. Cause that's a lot of room. Now, I'm gonna close out of here. I'm gonna select my callout, and I'm gonna right click. Then I'm gonna create similar. Then I'm gonna do a callout right here.
I'm gonna double click on it. I'm gonna set my template from plumbing plan to none. I'm gonna click apply. I'm gonna click okay. I'm gonna change my scale, one to 25. I'm gonna put a space in. So I'm gonna go to analyze, space. Put a space right here. Now, I'm gonna select my space. I'm gonna scroll down, and I see that it should be 105, which we got really lucky there.
And the name should be women's, all caps. WOMEN'S. Click apply, hit escape. I'm gonna click on my close hidden windows. Now, I'm just gonna save this where I'm keeping my project files. So I'm gonna go to my exercise files. I'm gonna call this plumbing, upper lower case, project. I'm gonna go to my options, I want one backup. I'm gonna click okay, then I'm gonna click save.
Okay, now we're ready to route some pipe.
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