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bsepter
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Pipe drop/rise annotation size

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05-13-2009 11:08 AM
From reading through the forums, I understand how to change the annotation scale of pipe fittings and single line symbols. But am I correct in saying that this setting does not affect the size of the single line pipe drop/rise symbol?

In 2012, the Annotation Size is tied to the Pipe Size in Project Units, which is set to round to 1/8" by default.

 

Go to Manage > Project Units > Piping > Pipe Size and set rounding to less than 1/8". This should fix the issue.

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martin.schmid
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

05-13-2009 03:01 PM in reply to: bsepter
Correct.
Rise drop is:
Manage > MEP Settings > Mechanical Settings > Pipe Settings > Rise / Drop > Pipe Rise / Drop Annotation Size.


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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

05-13-2009 06:38 PM in reply to: bsepter
Just when I think I've tried everthing and clicked everything, the setting was right under my nose. Thanks Martin.
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

08-09-2011 02:04 PM in reply to: bsepter

In RevitMEP 2012, the "Pipe Rise / Drop Annotation Size" will not allow you to adjust the size below 1/8".  The rise/drop symbols in the model and on paper are way too big at that size.  Is there another way to adjust the annotation size?

 

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Chris.Aquino
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

08-09-2011 03:11 PM in reply to: ccossey

In 2012, the Annotation Size is tied to the Pipe Size in Project Units, which is set to round to 1/8" by default.

 

Go to Manage > Project Units > Piping > Pipe Size and set rounding to less than 1/8". This should fix the issue.



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ccossey
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

08-10-2011 05:24 AM in reply to: Chris.Aquino

That worked!  Thank you, that was frustrating...

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BIMQueen62
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

10-13-2011 11:47 AM in reply to: Chris.Aquino

Thanks - we where finding the same problem. In my testing I found that this works also. The problem is not knowing this when you edit Pipe Rise / Drop Annotation Size from the Mechanical Settings - work and save beyond the point of undo - then try to correct through Project Units, it is already broke and does not seem to be fixable. We know have 12" symbols for up/down on a huge VA project. 

 

1st Question - is there a fix from this point?

2nd Question - why move a Mechanical Setting to Project Units?  

 

 

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ccossey
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

10-13-2011 12:53 PM in reply to: bsepter

Aquino,

 

Did you go back and change your mechanical settings after you changed the project units?  Changing the project units just allows you go use a number less than 1/8" (or whatever you set it to) then, you have to go into mechanical settings and change the rise/drop to whatever you want it to be.  I was able to get my rise/drops to change mid-way through a project.

 

Hope this helps,

Cossey

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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

10-13-2011 12:58 PM in reply to: bsepter

Super! Yes that worked!!

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kvanatta
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Re: Pipe drop/rise annotation size

10-28-2011 11:54 AM in reply to: BIMQueen62

Shouldn't this method also work for pipe fittings? I can't get our fittings to look smaller.

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