In Revit 2016, one of the new Electrical Enhancements is Circuit Sequencing Options. This has been added to the Circuit Sequence drop down menu in the Electrical Settings dialog to provide users the ability to specify the sequence in which the power circuits are created.
In order to set the sequence:
Open the Electrical Settings window (via the Manage tab > Settings panel, MEP Settings drop list > Electrical Settings). On the left side, select General, then go to the Settings column on the right. In the Settings column, find the row for Circuit Sequence.
Under the pull down menu, users can now set the sequence to:
- Numerical (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12): The standard way Revit has circuited elements.
- Group by Phase (1,3,5 / 2,4,6 / 7,9,11/8,10,12)
- Odd then Even (1,3,5,7,9 ,11/ 2,4,6,8,10,12)
Once the selection is made on how the circuit needs to be created, the electrical device is then selected and the circuits will be added in the way the circuit sequence is specified to help improve productivity.
For more, view this video: Revit MEP 2016 Circuit Sequence Options
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ENI Application Specialist
Vasudha is an MEP Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc. based on San Francisco office. She has a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in HVAC design, green buildings and energy analysis. Prior to Ideate, she interned at a few multinational companies where she performed finite element analysis for design validation of components. Vasudha provides Revit MEP training and support for various AEC firms.