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rafterman
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New Materials

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07-17-2006 05:06 AM
Is there a way to add other materials to the pipe and ductwork. At this point for piping there is only copper, carbon steel, ductile iron, plastic, and stainless steel. I would like to add Pex tubing and few others. Where is the file that lists the properties for these pipes? thank you for your help.
*jason martin [Autodesk]
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Re: New Materials

07-17-2006 07:51 AM in reply to: rafterman
Pipes, yes (but hard). Ducts, no. Ducts really don't know anything about
their materials currently. There is a "roughness" applied to the ducts, and
it is simply editable so you can change it for whatever material you would
like, just create a new duct type and change the roughness.

Pipes: If you look in your installation folder (the same place that
Revit.exe is) there is a file called PipeSizes.xml. This file contains the
information on the pipe materials, roughness, connection types, and classes
that are available in the application. For each new material there is a name
and roughness, a list of connection types, a list of nominal sizes, a list
of classes, then a list of ID's and OD's for each nominal size and class.
Adding a new mateiral for PEX would look something like this (although I
made up the ID and OD values, so please don't use them)


...
...


Compression
Crimp


0.375
0.5
0.75
1
1.25
1.5
2


Standard



0.545
0.675


0.674
0.840


0.884
1.050


1.097
1.315


1.442
1.660


1.682
1.900


2.175
2.375




You'll need to close and re-open revit systems for the xml file to be read
if you make changes.

PLEASE make a copy of the file before you start to edit it. Editing XML
isn't horribly fun and there isn't much there to tell you if you happen to
have a typo anywhere.

hth

jason




wrote in message news:5238690@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is there a way to add other materials to the pipe and ductwork. At this
point for piping there is only copper, carbon steel, ductile iron, plastic,
and stainless steel. I would like to add Pex tubing and few others. Where
is the file that lists the properties for these pipes? thank you for your
help.
*Aaron Rumple
Message 3 of 3 (188 Views)

Re: New Materials

07-17-2006 01:39 PM in reply to: rafterman
Ah - gee. The ADT XML plague strikes Revit....

"jason martin [Autodesk]" wrote in message
news:5238887@discussion.autodesk.com...
Pipes, yes (but hard). Ducts, no. Ducts really don't know anything about
their materials currently. There is a "roughness" applied to the ducts, and
it is simply editable so you can change it for whatever material you would
like, just create a new duct type and change the roughness.

Pipes: If you look in your installation folder (the same place that
Revit.exe is) there is a file called PipeSizes.xml. This file contains the
information on the pipe materials, roughness, connection types, and classes
that are available in the application. For each new material there is a name
and roughness, a list of connection types, a list of nominal sizes, a list
of classes, then a list of ID's and OD's for each nominal size and class.
Adding a new mateiral for PEX would look something like this (although I
made up the ID and OD values, so please don't use them)


...
...


Compression
Crimp


0.375
0.5
0.75
1
1.25
1.5
2


Standard



0.545
0.675


0.674
0.840


0.884
1.050


1.097
1.315


1.442
1.660


1.682
1.900


2.175
2.375




You'll need to close and re-open revit systems for the xml file to be read
if you make changes.

PLEASE make a copy of the file before you start to edit it. Editing XML
isn't horribly fun and there isn't much there to tell you if you happen to
have a typo anywhere.

hth

jason




wrote in message news:5238690@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is there a way to add other materials to the pipe and ductwork. At this
point for piping there is only copper, carbon steel, ductile iron, plastic,
and stainless steel. I would like to add Pex tubing and few others. Where
is the file that lists the properties for these pipes? thank you for your
help.

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