I am new to MEP, I just have a simple question. I am going to start a job and the client only wants to see it in 3D for collision test. Now my question is should I draw in the plumbing or piping workspace? Because I have heard that plumbing is single line.
What type of pipe? For coordination purposes everything but DWV should not be that big of an issue…. Just open the piping pallet and find something that will work…….DWV can be done with those parts up to 4” if I remember correctly….. This program is not for doing shop drawings, you will need to get a 3rd party program for that… we have ECC add on……. You should be able to get a descent coordination drawing put together with time…… if you want to draw your DWV using butt-weld or PVC we can convert it to DWV fittings fairly quick…… We have most of the manufactures parts available in our database……
For 2009 and earlier, the best answer is both, Use pipe for coordination areas such as corridors or complex areas and use 2D for plumbing only areas such as wet walls. The 2010 release we have added the ability to slope 3D piping using an Angle of Deflection on female fittings like the real fittings. Overall, the choice is yours and you need to weigh the benefits to the cost.