New to Revit MEP still trying to mirgate from AutoCAD.
Is there a way to change the wire properties in Revit to only be drawn at 90degree angles or force the wires to come into the base of the outlet where the connector is located or the top?
This wiring obviously works in America as there symbols are 2 lines and a circle and when the wires find the nearest point to attach it looks correct – with Australian gpo symbols when this happens it turns out quite messy and unable to be read as a A3 print. Even if you go about drawing your own wire chamfer style it still won’t draw exactly straight lines.
Obivously Revit isn't the same as AutoCAD but i would like to clean up circuiting drawings from what is shown in tutorials which looks rather messy.
As of now, I think you are of out luck - there is very little that can be done about how Revit draws it's wiring. I dug into something like this a while ago, but I don't think anything has changes since. There can be lots of manual work involved to achieve the desired appearance. Or even hiding the Wiring and drawing simple Lines to represent it instead.
I feel your pain. Some things I have done to use the wire function is to turn off the homerun arrow in the visbiltiy graphics for the view. Then I don't need to have the wire attached to the device and can end it where I want. If I use the chamfer and have one end short, I can have it make a 90° without chamfering. I have a symbol I use to add the homerun arrow where needed, this has to be to the correct scale of the view I am working in. Not perfect, but it seems to get the desired effect. Good luck.
Like someone said previously, we're kind of SOL for the time being. Autodesk is really pushing Revit at the Architect level. I don't know why they're not listening to the MEP trades, specifically us in the electrical industry. Please try to spread this word: We need to be vocal about these requests. Both here and the AUGI forums are good places to be heard. In the 2014 release, I noticed a lot of the new features were available in AUGI's Wish List system. Go there, rank, vote, and make wishes to help make Revit better. They won't change until they see a demand.
You can also send a message directly to Autodesk here:
Wires/circuiting has gotten no love from the Revit development team over the years.
I am sure there are more that I'm missing --- the point being, if you're doing an electrical design in Revit MEP, be prepared to develop a lot of work-arounds and procedures to get around Revit MEP's short-comings.
Autodesk will just keep fleecing the electrical users of their $1000 every year. It is a racket. I have been on subscription since 2006. Autocad MEP took until 2009 until you could even subfeed a pnl. The memory leak I have been complaining about in Autocad 2012 is still present in 2015 even tho they told me they would fix it back in 2012.
I have spent my whole day just trying to get the data outlets to have multiple jacks and connect them to a patch panel. This is a very common item for data drawings, but there is no good way to do it.
everything is a workaround.
They sell this program as some sort of time saver. I am not sure who there development people interviewed for workflow, but it must have been the slowest drafters in the world. Just the time it takes to save a file in autocad mep with electrical circuits would make somebody unproductive. And when you don't save because it takes too long, then it crashes and you lose everything.
It is not BIM if we have to fool it to make prints.
Why don't they create specific systems instead of trying to shoehorn stuff into existing ways. Such as data into power circuits. Instead of making a data specific system, they try and make the panelboard power systems work for data. What a mess.
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