Were you ever given any response to this? I just had this question come up, and I don't see that it is any different in 2012 MEP. What did you end up doing?
I am also dealing with a similar issue with the tick marks. I am working in Revit MEP 2013 and there still doesn't seem to be a way for Revit to produce the desired result on its own. I believe this is an instance where I am just going to have to "fake" the information. In my case I have used a j-box family with multiple connectors for the multiple loads so that it shows up correctly on my panel schedules. I will have to manually draw the home run and to represent the number of nutrals and hots in the order that I want and then creat a group out if those elements. It will be a visual represnetation only and I will have to use a standard piece of annotation to describe the home run information. I don't know of any other way to show the tick marks for multiple circuits such as these. I would be interested to know what others have done to work around this issue.
For you people who are seeing these issues with lack of content development for Revit, do the benefits of Revit pay off? I work for a company with about 10 people in the CAD department, and only 1 knows Revit enough to work in it, but he only does 3D coordination and detail work ... not basic electrical wiring.
The lack of wiring is one reason we, as a company, have not moved to Revit. Do you people see a benefit to the automatic scheduling that outweigh the loss of wire customization and other "lack of electrical development"-related issues?
I'm curious to know,
My short answer is yes. To get around the limitation of the circuit wiring I use callouts (via tags attached to the conduit runs, where I fill in the circuitry information in the comment space). I am currently working for an electrical contractor doing project design for design/build contracts. We do not have a lot of standards established like an engineering firms would have. So It has been easy for me to adapt to Revit MEP's standards. I was dissappointed that I couldn't export the auto-filled panel schedules to excel where I could work with the data (I guess there is third party software which will enable this feature). I still have much to learn.
No, it would only work in certain applications, but I also feel that's more coincidental than intent. On a 3-phase electrical system, you can share 1 neautral for each phase hot conductor. So if I had 6 circuits, there would only be 2 neutrals.
I intended to answer your post last time and ended answering another person. It seems that everybody get informed of recent posts.
hot = Potential
ground = Grounding conductor
(Just to make it shorter)
I checked it again and it seems to be working fine with 3Ø systems. I attached a picture of what looks like. I have 4 circuits in one line (12 hots, 4 neutrals, 4 grounds) and another with a 3Ø(without neutral) and 1Ø (4 hot, 1 neutral and two grounds)
Maybe I did not understand the problem, I can wire all my circuits without big problems so far. The hardest was to select the size I wanted manually but I found a way out of it too (I was lucky).
Maybe there's some setting I'm missing somewhere? This is just a test file I'm working in. If you have time, could you see if you can resolve the problem, and inform me as to what I was doing wrong? Below is a link to download the Revit file via Dropbox.
Ok, I proceeded like this.
You had this:
After that, I selected one of the wires and clicked edit type and UNCHECKED the options for share neutral and also share ground. After that, I clicked apply and I had this:
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