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    Exclamation Cable tray type

    Hi everybody

    If i want to create cable tray type (for example cable tray LV and cable tray ELV). How do you load difference cable tray types in revit MEP 2016 ?

    Pls help me
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    Cable Tray Types

    Duplicate a cable tray type and name it as the required system.
    Duplicate the cable tray fitting types and name those types as the required system.
    Edit the cable tray routing preference to use the new cable tray fitting types.

    See if the attached files help.
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    Or. You can use the same cable tray and fittings, but select the whole system and fill in the standard Service Type instance parameter.
    Then make filter for cable trays with Service Type="name of system" and add a colour overide.

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    Hi

    Thank you for your information

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    Hi,

    I need this in rvt2013 version,can u pls...

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    Hi rjmrichard ...... Thank you for this - it is a great help.

    I have used your method to create a tray called 'AC TRAY' - this is to model AC containment and display it within a Mechanical View.

    Can you please offer me some advice?

    I have the 'normal' Electrical Containment filtered on within the Mechanical View at halftone.

    When I filter off the Electrical Containment, the 'AC Tray' also turns off - despite me wanting to view this as a mechanical item.

    Can you please advise how I can achieve this?

    I thought is may be possible to put the Mechanical AC Tray (with is Electrical containment) on a Mechanical discipline somehow but I am not really having much luck.

    Any assistance that you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    You need to do it the other way around.
    Have all cable trays on in your mechanical view, make a filter for "Type name does NOT contain AC", then set the visibility of that filter to off to hide everything except the AC trays.

    NOT filters are the most reliable way to filter stuff, even if new systems or types are added to the model.

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    That's great - thank you very much!

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