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Do you need service clearance on equipment?

Status: Under Review
by Employee steven.butler on ‎07-25-2013 05:40 AM

How useful would it be to be able to define a service space, clearance or access zone to equipment? Ensuring requirements for installation, commissioning, access and service are clearly understood.

Status: Under Review
by Active Contributor cadbob on ‎08-30-2013 04:36 AM

This can be achieved 2 ways already within CadDuct.


1. Product List your equipment and add the Column for CAD Block.


2. Add a Hole and make it about 1/4" thick as the access area is required.


Any of these 2 ways is time consuming to setup. I usually just use a Autocad 3d Block on a Access Area Layer and that requires little time to accomplish and your off and running.

by Contributor bparrell on ‎08-30-2013 09:53 AM

Do not forget about the connector block.Easiest in my eyes as it can be shut off for clashing

by deisman on ‎09-04-2013 11:16 AM

 We have been asked to show clearances down to the ceiling for all above ceiling equipment on a number of different projects now. Currently using a number of different CIDs to accomplish this and a script to adjust to the ceiling elevation. Also added a service type using a unique color so I can filter in AutoCAD and/or Navis based on type or color.


I am hoping for a Revit future where I can take advantage of the spaces and ceiling heights to automagically place these zones for me. 

by Active Contributor tstright on ‎09-10-2013 11:09 AM

We have to show clearances on all equipment.

I use 3d solids to show mine.

by andy.robins on ‎02-28-2014 04:46 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
by nallred on ‎03-17-2014 03:02 PM

Please also consider the handle swing on valves

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