So I'm working with the sanitary piping on the second floor plan of our Revit model, and all of our sanitary runs are under the 2nd floor floor and in the 1st floor ceiling right below the structural steel. The issue that I'm having is that some of the architects walls go all the way up to the bottom of the second floor, and when I go to show my Sanitary piping on the 2nd floor these walls show up. Because my view depth is under the 1st floor. I thought that I might be able to fix this by using "Depth Clipping" however this didn't seem to work. Is there something that I'm missing??
There are 2 ways to approach your "problem" but it depends on your scope of work. Is the project only for the 2nd floor or multiple floors. Here's how I would handle either situation.
Starting with a project with mulitple floors, I show information within the "space", with the space meaning from floor to bottom of floor above. Therefore, all second floor domestic water, vent, and 3rd floor fixture waste piping would show in that view and I would have another view for the 1st and 3rd floors to show their respective information.
If you are only working on the 2nd floor, create a model view for both the 1st and 2nd floors and in your plot view, align both to show in that view (see other posts here on methods of doing this aligment). Then, you can turn off all the 1st floor walls while leaving the piping on and all the piping will show in that view.
Hope this makes sense.
I am in a similar position as the OP. I have waste piping and vent piping at similar elevations between floors. I want to show the piping that serves the fixtures on the plan, so that would be waste pipe below floor and vent pipe abv clg. I end up with vent piping showing from the floor below and waste piping from the floor above.
There has to be an easy way around this. Do I need to create an additional workset for each floor?
The way I have always approached plumbing is that what is shown on a plan is the work that is going to be on that floor span only (top of floor to bottom of flooring system above). Typically, the plumber is going to worry about piping the sanitary from the floor above with the venting from the current floor fixtures with the other piping (water, gas, etc) that is in that specific floor space. I also create an "underground" piping plan to show u/g piping that will need to be installed before they pour the concrete for the slab on grade. This way, conflicts can be seen between systems. Haven't heard a complaint from contractors over the past 15 yrs that I have been doing it that way.
Since posting this question I've also found that a lot of times it just requires adjusting your view ranges, making sure your worksets and filters are set up properly and turned on, and even using view hide in some cases.
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