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miguel202
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electrical placing fixtures

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08-30-2011 12:20 PM

how do I place a fixture in a floor plan

using revit 2011

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dennis
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Re: electrical placing fixtures

08-30-2011 12:45 PM in reply to: miguel202

That is a pretty wide open question.  I assume you are wanting to place Electrical Equipment, so first goto an electrical view.  Use your View Template to make sure it is setup correctly with the Visibility Graphics.  Next, is it a 'free floating' piece of equipment or a "face based" object?  If free-floating (like a transformer), you should then be able to place it easily, with only checking the elevation value in the properties to insure it is visible.  If it is face-based (like a panel), then it will default to a vertical plane, but you can change it to other face angles with the toolbar buttons (should be up at the top-right side).

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julianjameson8403
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Re: electrical placing fixtures

08-31-2011 04:31 AM in reply to: miguel202

Depends on many things including - version of RME and content pack, are you using OOTB families, are you using linked files for your architecture and structure, type of electrical family being inserted, etc.

 

If OOTB families then they are element hosted families and won't host to walls etc. in linked models.

 

You need to be a little more explanatory in your question

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Re: electrical placing fixtures

08-31-2011 05:45 AM in reply to: miguel202

Try looking into the tutorials or perhaps referencing some of the learning aids as mentioned throughout the forum, the most recent post being Manuals or Help Guide Books. I recall that you were looking for this information in previous posts. Were any of the suggestions then helpful at all?

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jboone
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Re: electrical placing fixtures

08-31-2011 06:57 AM in reply to: miguel202

A.  Make sure you have a grid to work in.

 

B.  Host to face (of grid)

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Re: electrical placing fixtures

09-02-2011 11:59 AM in reply to: dennis

I don't think you Understood the question

The question was in the rivet program how do you place fixtures? is a straight forward question

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Re: electrical placing fixtures

09-02-2011 12:21 PM in reply to: miguel202

Do you mean in Revit or Rivit?  Revit is a CAD program, rivit is what a frog does.  I use my mouse to pick first the type of equipment and then use my mouse to further my selection in the Properties palette.  Then I place the equipment with my mouse onto the floor plan of the view that I have setup.  Then I may select the equipment with my mouse and further refine the elevation placement by picking with my mouse in the Properties onto the elevation value, or possibly the Offset value, depending on the equipment.  Perhaps a training class should be pursued in your future, or at least do some online tutorials or buy a training manual.

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