Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 has some great enhancements, one of the best is the new Duct and Pipe Routing Preference dialog boxes.
The new Pipe Segments are used in the new Routing Preference. The segments are assigned a material and schedule type, which in turn is used to automatically generate the pipe segment name. You no longer need to be concerned about the connection type as it has been removed.
Duct fittings have been moved to the Routing Preferences dialog as well. Multiple duct and pipe segments and fittings may be added to a routing preference to allow more efficient design and modeling. The Constrain to routing preferences tool applies to duct fittings and pipe fittings. When checked, the list of parts in the type selector is filtered to only show what is contained in the routing preference.
These new settings are:
- For either Duct or Pipe
- Can be constrained to routing preferences
- Have unique material and schedule type combinations
Watch the video: Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 – Duct and Pipe Routing Preferences
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Senior Application Specialist MEP/AEC Solutions
Bill has over 25 years experience in applying MEP & AEC design solutions for large commercial companies, this has led to actively developed Autodesk® Revit® implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. He has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill is an Autodesk MEP Implementation Certified Expert, and has been the Lead Designer for several multi-million dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He graduated from the Pasadena Institute of Technology and has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.