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asommer
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Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

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09-17-2012 08:44 AM

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?

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.

 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_Video_3.mp4

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_File_3.rvt

 

 

 

 

 

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alan.quinn
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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-19-2012 11:08 AM in reply to: asommer

I tested and it seems to work for me. See the following video and file

 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_Video_1.mp4

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_File.rvt

 

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.

 

 

 



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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-21-2012 11:53 AM in reply to: asommer

Try a Sidewall Diffuser (Vertical Face Hosted).

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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-21-2012 01:18 PM in reply to: asommer

Also, How do you create a video from your Revit?  This would be handy for training...

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alan.quinn
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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-24-2012 12:03 PM in reply to: asommer

Same results in that it works. See the below and Jing (its free) is the tool I use for video's.

 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_File_1.rvt

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11938886/07639255_Video_2.mp4

 

Thank you,

 



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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-25-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: asommer

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.

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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-25-2012 10:44 AM in reply to: asommer

I Downloaded the Jing and created this... Please see Attached.

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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-25-2012 11:07 AM in reply to: asommer

Sorry, could not Attach SWF or a WMV.  How do you attach anything here?  How did you attach the mp4? It gives me a warning that it is not a supported extension.

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alan.quinn
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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-25-2012 04:02 PM in reply to: asommer

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,



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Re: Attached Duct not moving with Diffuser

09-25-2012 04:26 PM in reply to: asommer

I cannot share my Revit file, but I can send you the wmv.  I think this works, I've never used this before.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n7d1g3sdaslxett/h4drBDAJmQ

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