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mdugan
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How do you rotate on the Z axis?

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05-29-2012 07:34 AM

Hello, I am new to Revit so I am trying to learn this all from scratch.

 

I am trying to rotate the wye joint so the end that isn't connected goes up to the 2nd floor and connects to the duct above. How do I go about doing that or am I doing it all wrong haha.

Rotate Z axis.png

You've got the right idea, just select the fitting and you should see some rotate symbols that you can click to get the fitting to point up. See pic.

 

duct grips.PNG

If you select the fitting, an array of little icons will appear. Two of the icons will look like arrows pointing in a circle. By click these you can rotate the element 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise. See image below.

 

Alternatively, you can draw the duct in a Plan or Section View, which will create the default Tee Fitting when the perpendicular duct is connected. You can then select the Tee and change it's Type to a Wye Fitting using the Type Selector at the top of the Properties Palette.

 

RotateWye.JPG

*This image was captured in Revit MEP 2012.

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abulla
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Re: How do you rotate on the Z axis?

05-29-2012 08:25 AM in reply to: mdugan

You've got the right idea, just select the fitting and you should see some rotate symbols that you can click to get the fitting to point up. See pic.

 

duct grips.PNG

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Re: How do you rotate on the Z axis?

05-29-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: mdugan

If you select the fitting, an array of little icons will appear. Two of the icons will look like arrows pointing in a circle. By click these you can rotate the element 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise. See image below.

 

Alternatively, you can draw the duct in a Plan or Section View, which will create the default Tee Fitting when the perpendicular duct is connected. You can then select the Tee and change it's Type to a Wye Fitting using the Type Selector at the top of the Properties Palette.

 

RotateWye.JPG

*This image was captured in Revit MEP 2012.

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mdugan
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Re: How do you rotate on the Z axis?

05-29-2012 08:30 AM in reply to: abulla

Thanks! Thought I tried clicking the arrows before but guess not.

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Re: How do you rotate on the Z axis?

05-30-2012 03:48 AM in reply to: mdugan

Are you formerly from an AutoCAD MEP or CADDuct background? If so - best to forget your whatever you learnt about drawing in those packages as modelling in Revit is a different process.

The simplest way to do this is model in section.

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