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comtois.william
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Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

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09-24-2012 07:19 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I'm new with Revit and I need to create a family of supports or hangers.

 

Which template should I use if I want to place my supports on my pipes and then adjust the parameters to make it fit on steel beams?

 

I tried to use Plumbing Fixtures, but when I inserted it in my project, i couldn't place them the way I wanted.

 

Regards,

William Comtois

 

P.S. : I found a topic on the subject, but it didn't really help me out - http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Revit-MEP/Query-for-pipe-supports-or-hangers-in-Revit-Mep/m-p...

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tjbeecher
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Message 2 of 13 (701 Views)

Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:03 AM in reply to: comtois.william

We have used pipe accessories and that seem to work well.

 

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comtois.william
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Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:16 AM in reply to: tjbeecher

tjbeecher wrote:

We have used pipe accessories and that seem to work well.

 



Am I supose to find this .RFT in the basic templates of Revit MEP?

Otherwise, can you send it to me please? :smileyhappy:

 

Regards,

William Comtois

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tjbeecher
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Message 4 of 13 (694 Views)

Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:18 AM in reply to: comtois.william

I am using 2013.  I had to create it with a generic model template then change it before I started modeling the hangers.

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comtois.william
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Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:35 AM in reply to: tjbeecher

Ok, I am using 2013 too, but when you say that you had to change it before you started modeling the hangers, what did you change?

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tjbeecher
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Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:38 AM in reply to: comtois.william

Attached are to pictures. one is showing the family categories and paramteres buttonto click on.  Once the box comes up scroll down to the pipe accessoeris one.

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comtois.william
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Message 7 of 13 (680 Views)

Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

09-24-2012 08:59 AM in reply to: tjbeecher

Well, and do I need to change any parameters or just change the categorie to "pipe accessories"?

 

I tried to just change the categorie, i modeled something simple (A cylinder) and I tried to insert it in my project. Nothing happened... My cylinder seems not to be added in my project...

 

Some ideas?

 

Regards,

William Comtois

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CADArmor
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Message 8 of 13 (598 Views)

Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

10-02-2012 11:49 PM in reply to: comtois.william

Hi you need to be using a Generic Model Template found in (C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RME 2011\Metric Templates)

Make sure to add Pipe Connectors one in and one out. (See image attached)

For family Category & Parameters make you’re to Part Type is set at Breaks Into (See image attached)

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comtois.william
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Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

10-04-2012 10:50 AM in reply to: CADArmor

Thanks for your answer,

 

I tried to create a simple cylinder and to put it down on my piping system the way you told me to do it, but when i do so, some transitions appear on both sides of my cylinder (see image attached)

 

Is there anything to do to avoid those transitions?

 

Thanks,

Will

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CADArmor
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Message 10 of 13 (533 Views)

Re: Which family template should I use to create supports or hangers for pipes?

10-04-2012 05:55 PM in reply to: comtois.william

Hi mate

You need to make sure that your radius on your pipe connector is the same size as the pipe in your model. See image attached.

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