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Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

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08-24-2012 06:25 AM



Im working with Revit MEP and the problem that I'm coming up against is trying to figure out the best way to coordinate with the architect  when it comes to the plumbing fixtures that are used in the model. The architectural firm that we are working with is using the generic out of the box fixture families which don't have MEP connections, and when I Copy Monitor them into my model I can't connect my piping to them. Now I guess that the best way to get around this is to maybe send the architect all the generic families that are in the MEP program and ask them to use those.

But my question is has anyone had experience with this coordination issue and if so what are some of the better practices to use in this situation? 



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Re: Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

08-24-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: joel.banks

We, in this office, have not actually used it yet, but you can use Copy/Monitor and specify Type Mapping. See WikiHelp for more info, and don't hesitate to ask if you need more info.


Coordination tab » Copy/Monitor ▼ Select Link » Coordination Settings


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Re: Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

08-24-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Type mapping is a good way to go. We've also created a family of just a few extrusions with hot and cold water pipe connectors, and a sweep to serve as a P trap with sanitary and vent pipe connectors.That way the architect can just use whatever plumbing family they want and we just place ours on top.


 With this method, you won't have the copy/monitor functionality. The downside is that you'll have to manually move the fixtures, but the plus side is that if the architect decides to do something silly like flip a restroom (which never happens :smileyhappy:), Revit won't freak out and break all your plumbing connections, you can just group and mirror your fixtures.


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Re: Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

08-24-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: abulla

I agree with leaving the arch toilets alone and not copy monitoring them.  Instead, creating my own families with just the connectors allows me to decide when to move the item.  It's not that hard to see when the architect moved a toilet.  Besides, they always notify us when they make those types of changes.. (sarcastically said..)

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Re: Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

08-28-2012 02:49 AM in reply to: RKLindner

Type mapping of the Architect's sanitary fittings using your own simple sanitary fitting family (basically an end cap converted to a sanitary fitting and connector adjusted to suit) would do it.

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Re: Revit MEP and Architectural Plumbing Coordination

08-29-2012 06:34 AM in reply to: joel.banks

Thanks all your suggestions helped! If only I could get the architect to stop making changes I'd be golden!

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