2013 MEP - I have diffusers hosted to a Reference Plane. If I move the plane, the diffusers will move, but the duct detaches itself from the diffuser. The flows seem to remain. This did not happen in previous versions.
Anyone else notice this?
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Solved! by alan.quinn. See the answer in context.
In your video it looks like you have a main duct with seceral Diffusers conencting to it with short ductign between. The order of operations is as follows:
1. Click on Diffuser and choose Connect Into.
2. Pick the duct you want to connect too.
3. In Plan > Lock and Align the Diffuser to the Ref Plane.
4. Move the Ref Plane.
I'm not sure what expereience you have in the application but it you do not have any formal training it may be a good idea to get some. Also the Autodesk Wikihelp site for 2013 is full of great information on ducts and many other features in Revit. Go here for search results on Ducts: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/search?source=help&product=Revit&q=ducts&language=ENU&version=2013
I have also places another video and file in my Dropbox. I did not do the above steps on one diffuser and duct. I suggest you practice in my file.
I tested and it seems to work for me. See the following video and file
If you are doing something different and its not working I will need to know your steps. Please create a video and post for review.
Thanks for posting.
Same results in that it works. See the below and Jing (its free) is the tool I use for video's.
I will try the video soon. I have an area of exposed duct, with exposed sidewall diffusers (No Wall). I have to place the diffuser on a vertical Reference Plane, not perpendicular like you had it. Revit will not connect a duct to a diffuser that is hosted to the duct's end. I place the diffuser on the Vertial Reference Plane, then draw a duct from the diffuser's connector, tapping it into a main duct. I then move the Reference Plane, noticing the diffuser moves, but the duct does not extend with the diffuser.
In the sketch you sent, try moving the wall. you might see the duct not moving with the diffuser.
You can only attach images. If you have a Dropbox account place the Revit file and video in it and send me the address. Thank you,
I cannot share my Revit file, but I can send you the wmv. I think this works, I've never used this before.