This video shows you how to add placeholder pipes. Basically it's the same as modeling pipe only we are drawing lines. This video will also show you how to convert the placeholders in to actual pipe.
- [Presenter] The next trick is to trade a pipe placeholder. I don't know why you'll ever do it, but it's on the exam so let's add a pipe placeholder. So under Projects let's go Open. Let's go to Plumbing Piping, let's click Open. Under Floorplans, let's go 1-Plumbing. And I'm going to draw some pipe placeholders. So let's go to Systems. Let's go to Pipe Placeholder.
Now you draw it just like a normal pipe, so I'm going to pick a point right here. Come up to here. Maybe over to here. Notice that it's not putting fittings in, though. Come over to here. Maybe change my offset to four feet. It'll put our drop symbol in. Come down to here. Maybe put my offset back to nine feet. Come over to here. Now we've got some pipe in there. I'm going to go to a 3D view. I'm gonna zoom in on our pipe placeholder, which really looks just like a pipe.
So I'm gonna click on Thin Lines, make sure Thin Lines is turned on. And I'm gonna set our Detail Level to Fine. Now, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna hover over just one of these pipes and hit my Tab key once. And it's gonna select them all. Notice that we have different ends, we can drag these out, do whatever we want with them. Kinda creates a skewed little line. Also what we can do is we can slope these all at once. So if I click on Slope.
And I went to Slope Control Point, and I want to come back to here. Let's slope it at an eighth of an inch equals a foot. Click Finish. That slopes it. Now if I hover over this line, hit Tab again, select it. What we can do now is we can click on Routing Solutions. And we can go through the different routing solutions that Revit will come up with for us. I haven't had an opportunity to have any of these work for me, but you might have them work for you.
Just so you know that they're here. I'm gonna go back to mine, I'm gonna click on Finish. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna simply click on Convert Placeholder. There we go. Now we have an actual pipe.
- Importing AutoCAD files into Revit
- Linking Revit modeling
- Creating floor plans
- Using worksets
- Creating sheets
- Creating new family types
- Adding and modifying ducts, fixtures, piping, plumbing, and more
- Creating plumbing and HVAC plans
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, documentation, elements, modeling, and views.