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    Giving a Connector a Yes/No visibility Parameter

    How do I put a Yes/No visibility parameter to a connector?

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    Sorry, not possible at this time. It is possible "hide" them when they are part of an array by reducing the number of connectors but that doesn't help much if there is only one...or two.

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    What Steve is saying is right. At the moment there is no way to turn a connector on/off. We ran into this problem when modeling a fan coil unit for a manufacturer; the fan coil had multiple piping options. What we did was when we wanted a connector to turn "off", we changed the connector description to say "Disabled" so that way when a user is connecting a system, they will see that the connector is saying it's disabled even though you can still connect to it. Here's an example from Johnson Controls Inc. Hope this helps. Sort of.

    Autodesk Seek: Johnson Controls, Inc, Fan Coil Unit, Horizontal, High Performance - Free Return Unit, FNF, manuf(revit, autocad, Applications, Specifications & infomation)

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    Hi Guys,

    I check through the Johnson Controls FCU Family and amazed. Can any one explain what technique they used to flip the FCU?

    Thanks in advance...,

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    Nested family with a rotation parameter.
    So If Left then Angle =180. If Right then Angle = 0
    You can do the same with just a cylinder extrusion in a sub family and then control the rotation in the main family. Put the connector on the end of the extrusion in the main family.
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    Hi Josephpeel,

    Thank you so much for your reply. I am very new to this Revit. Can you please explain me in detail like step by step.

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    Hello Steve, and sorry for asking a question away from the discussed topic,but being a new member here i couldn't find out where exactly to ask for query.As i am also a newbie in revit mep i want to know how to create a piping system (chilled water supply and return) from my Chiller which is in the basement to different AHU's in rooms. it wil be great if you could help me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohdyus1990 View Post
    Hello Steve, and sorry for asking a question away from the discussed topic,but being a new member here i couldn't find out where exactly to ask for query.As i am also a newbie in revit mep i want to know how to create a piping system (chilled water supply and return) from my Chiller which is in the basement to different AHU's in rooms. it wil be great if you could help me out.
    Hi,
    Check out this following YouTube video.
    https://youtu.be/NOcFKEXQ9to



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