Author: Revit, Revit MEP

Autodesk Revit 2016 now allows you to add fabrication level detail to pipe systems using content from Autodesk Fabrication products.

Procured parts, such as pipe fittings are constrained to realistic dimensions based on their content definitions known as product listed parts, and represent components that may be purchased.

When you add a coupling like a flange at the end of a pipe for a welded pipe system, Revit MEP 2016 will automatically add another flange when you add a fitting like an elbow.

Flanges are automatically added when a flanged valve is inserted. When adding a pipe to the valve, a flange will be added to the end to properly connect to the valve.

Use Revit tools like copy to quickly and easily add similar components with the ability to rotate them upon placement or after. After placing a straight segment, you can use the Properties palette to change the length of pipe.

The fabrication content also includes hangers for pipe that will automatically size and extend to supporting elements to linked models. When used the hangers extend to the beam in the linked structural model. Adjusting the pipe elevation will automatically adjust the rod length.

For more information, view this video: Revit MEP 2016 Pipe Layout for Fabrication.

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        Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
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 AutodeskĀ® RevitĀ® 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.