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MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

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04-07-2011 08:03 AM

With rectangular duct, I have the duct routing preferences set to insert a beveled tap when starting a new run off of a duct main, yet all the program will do is add a tee and prompts me to choose a reducing transition.  Is there another setting I have to change to get it to insert a beveled fitting?

 

This is a drawing that I was successfully modifying yesterday with 2011 (until 2011 decided it no longer wants to load my menus or customizations or command line).  This is the very first task I've tried with MEP 2012; very frustrating.

 

Any suggestions?  Thanks.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

04-07-2011 12:55 PM in reply to: ptrova

Are you setting the Branch fitting option to Takeoff while routing yourduct... that is, on the Properties Palette > Advanced > Branch Fitting > Takeoff

 



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

04-07-2011 02:04 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

Thank you! 

 

I'm curious as to why the properties palette overrides the duct routing preferences; but at this point, I don't really care.

 

Thanks again.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

04-07-2011 02:11 PM in reply to: ptrova

What Duct Routing Preference are you referring to?  A duct part routing preference allows you to specify both a Tee and a Takeoff... so you need to specify which one you want to use when routing.  Is there another setting you're seeing somewhere else?



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

04-07-2011 02:21 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

within the Style Manager, which I get to from the top menu bar "Manage>Style & Display>Style Manager>HVAC Routing Preference" 

 

A PDF of the Style Manager dialog box is attached, and you'll notice that the beveled take-off is selected.

 

I see now the properties palette takes on a much bigger role in this version.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

04-07-2011 02:27 PM in reply to: ptrova

Noe that you also have a definition for a 'Tee' in the same screenshot.

 

The takeoff vs. tee in 2012 is on the Palette as you have found... the same setting prior to 2012 was burried (re attached)

 



Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

07-18-2011 01:53 PM in reply to: martin.schmid

Hello Marting,

 

When I click on the Duct Preferences button on the Manage Ribbon in AMEP 2012 I don't get all the tabs you have in the jpg attached to your post.

 

Any idea why?  I ran a repair and still nothing.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

07-18-2011 02:46 PM in reply to: 123Vivirito257

The screenshot with the tabs is from 2011.  Duct was overhauled in 2012, and most of the settings on the various tabs were integrated into the Properties Palette that is used when adding duct or flex duct.  Refer to the attached zip which contains a series of images showing the new locations.  There are a few settings that I forgot where they went off the top of my head... I'll try to get clarification.

 

HTH

 

 



Martin Schmid, P.E.
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: MEP 2012 duct takeoffs

07-19-2011 05:12 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

Thx Martin.

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Re: MEP 2012 ALIEN OBJECTS

07-19-2011 10:24 AM in reply to: martin.schmid

After placing several diffusers i noticed that there are some foreign objects appearing and when i try to delete them the difussers disappear.

 

See attached jpg

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