Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a sprinkler view, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for MEP (Metric).
- [Voiceover] 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 gonna click Browse, and I'm gonna hit Mechanical Default Metric. I'm gonna click Open, I'm gonna click OK. Of course I'm gonna go Insert, I'm gonna link Revit, I'm gonna go to where I'm keeping my exercise files and my backgrounds and I'm gonna grab my architectural, I'm gonna make sure position is origin to origin and I'm gonna click Open.
I'm gonna select my underlay, I'm gonna pin it down, I'm gonna click on Edit Type, and I'm gonna make sure Room Bounding is turned on. I'm gonna hit Apply, I'm gonna click OK. I'm gonna 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 gonna do is grab my Floorplan one mech and my two mech, and in my Properties I'm gonna scroll down.
I still want discipline to be mechanical, but I want my sub-discipline, if I just click into here, I can type in anything I want, so my sub-discipline is gonna be sprinkler. Now I'm gonna hit Enter. I'm gonna click Apply, now I'm gonna grab these two ceiling plans. By sub-discipline, now I can click my drop-down and sprinkler will be available, click Apply. In my 3D view, I'm gonna select my 3D view, my sub-discipline, I'm gonna hit my drop-down and it's gonna be sprinkler, click Apply.
My elevations I'm gonna do the same. Sub-discipline, hit the drop-down, it's gonna 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 floorplan one mech I'm gonna right click on that and I'm gonna rename it. My word Mech is gonna be Sprinkler.
I'm gonna copy sprinkler to the clipboard by selecting it, right click, Copy, click OK, rename 2 Mech, okay, I'm gonna rename these ceilings plans, right click and rename this one, and I'm gonna rename my elevations. A few things I don't want to see, I don't care to see plumbing fixtures. So I'm gonna make sure I'm on Floorplan one Sprinkler. I'm gonna type VG. I don't want to see air terminals. I'm gonna 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'm gonna keep going, definitely want to see sprinklers. That was the one thing I was looking for.
And everything else seems fine. I'm gonna click Apply, I'm gonna click OK. Now the next thing I want to do is I want to make sure that we have our view template as 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 gonna go to my south elevation, grab level one and level two and drag 'em out, I'm gonna click A L for align, I'm going to align my two levels. I'm just gonna go up and make a roof level.
So I'm gonna select level two, I'm gonna right click on it, I'm gonna Create Similar, I'm gonna come all the way up to my roof, on my Draw panel I'm gonna click on my Pick Lines button, I'm gonna select my roof level, and zoom out a little bit. I'm gonna drag it out 'til I'm in line with level two, I'm gonna turn it on, hit Escape a couple times, I'm gonna select level three, select it again, and I'm gonna call it Roof.
I'm gonna hit Enter. Yes, I would like to rename the corresponding views. But look what happened. Mechanical, ??? HVAC. So we're gonna scroll into here, structural plans, select roof, right click and delete it. I'm gonna go into my Mechanical, go into ceiling plans, I'm gonna right click on Roof and I'm gonna delete that. So I'm gonna go into my floorplans. Here's my roof. Now I'm gonna select Roof, I'm gonna scroll down 'til I find sub-discipline.
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 OK, now we can select Roof again. Now we can scroll up and we can set our sub-discipline to be Sprinkler, click Apply, and we're good. Floorplans one, two, sprinkler, roof. Ceiling plans, I only want two ceiling plans. Certainly not a roof ceiling plan.
Okay, I'm gonna click on my Close Hidden Windows button, and I'm gonna save this somewhere where I'm keeping my exercise files. I'm gonna go to my Options. I only want one backup, click OK, let's click Save. Here we go, now we're ready to run some sprinklers.
- Fire protection
- General MEP workflows and trade coordination
You can dive into a specific trade, or take the entire course to learn about all aspects of the vast Revit MEP ecosystem. Upon completion, you'll know how to create basic floor plans, design electric circuits and lighting systems, model air intake and exhaust systems, create plumbing plans, and design fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and document your designs for construction and fabrication.
- Touring the Revit interface
- Linking to other models
- Creating floor plans
- Adding electrical panels, circuits, lighting, switches, conduit, and cables
- Creating a mechanical project
- Adding air terminals and ducting
- Sizing and tagging ducts
- Creating a plumbing view
- Adding supply piping and sanitary piping
- Creating fire protection fire alarm systems
- Adding sprinklers
- Importing CAD models in Revit 2017
- Working with text and dimensions
- Modeling fabrication parts