Applies to: - Revit MEP
New Feature / Problem:
Once you start connecting electrical equipment to each other the system browser starts expanding and showing what is connected to what. (ex 600V distribution panel -> 600V/208V transformer -> 208V distribution panel)
Would be great to have a customizable view that appears based on the system browser that shows common single line diagram symbols that can be customized to company standards. All items of system browser should be interconnected to each other with lines (as per system browser). Since all of the info is shown it should just be a matter of tagging all representations of electrical equipment to get required values. As well as adding text to supplement some of the information.
The only way to do this properly now is re-draw an entire single line diagram using a drafting view or linking a cad file to show the required info. That or take sections of electrical equipment, strip everything but said equipment and draw lines to represent conduit & wire.
Why do you need this Feature / Why is it a Problem:
You already spend enough time modelling everything with proper information. Why duplicate it again? This has potential to save lots of time. This has ability to cut down on human error. BIM should be parametric. Single line risers in electrical are very important. There is currently no easy way to translate an electrical plan to a single line diagram. Interconnections to equipment has to be re-drawn on a drafting view or an existing autoCAD file is linked to a drafting view. Seems very trivial to translate a system browser to some sort of riser representation. The info is all there, the connections are there.. just one more little step to make it even better.
-create power/comms/fire alarm floor plan
-connect all equipment (to get total load at incoming service)
-create drafting view to create riser
-constantly check between floor plan equipment names and drafting view to make sure riser is showing correct info
-would cut down on amount of work, since duplicating info takes time
-duplicate info is prone to errors
-all info is already in the model..WHY duplicate to a non parametric format?
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