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    Where is my Conduit grip?????

    Where is my Conduit grip?????-temp-transmitter-model.png
    I made a Temperature Transmitter and created a conduit connector. When I load it into the project I don't have the "Grip" to start to run the conduit. I made the family with an Electrical Equipment Template, not sure if that is relevant or not... I have tried just about everything I can think of to no avail. Help please...........

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    I see it. Right-click over the Add Conduit connection point (where you placed the connector in the Family) and you should be able to see "Add Conduit Run".

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    Ok, that worked, but I am only allowed to drag it straight out. Once I make a turn I get,"The routing solution failed because there is no default fitting type specified or the fitting cannot be found in the project. Ensure the fitting is loaded in the project and try again."..... I mostly design pipe and duct, this is my first attempt at adding anything electrical. Are there Routing Preferences for Conduit? I loaded the OOB conduit with fittings family, so I got that goin for me. Thanks TZ.

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    There's not elbow/fitting defined in the Routing Preferences. Click once on the straight conduit, click Edit Type and under "Fittings", set each one accordingly.

    It's better off to start off with the Electrical Template for things like this. At the very least, these types of things are defined for you which gives you more of a "hit the ground running" approach, rather than manually having to figure out what the error is and fix it.

    Are you new to Revit?

    -TZ

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    I've been wrestling with Revit for about 6 months. All self taught thru tutorials and forums. Some days its my best friend and others its my worst enemy. I see what you're saying about manually loading the fittings, I can't even find some of them under the EMT families.

    This is a drawing that I acquired from a company that we contracted to scan a 5 story Boiler Plant and turn it into a Revit file. This is how I was thrown into the wonderful world of Revit.

    I was thinking of starting a new project and using an Electrical template like you suggested. I could then bring the mechanical and architectural in as links and work from there.

    The tricky part is that I wanted to build a temp transmitter that would attach to a pipe(weld-o-let) but also have a conduit connector on it. So, when building it do you use a Mechanical Equipment or Electrical Equipment family template....

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    Building content such as that is where Revit gets real tricky. I would build it as a Pipe Fitting > Tap category, and place the electrical connector as needed. Just because it is considered an electrical component, it'll work better, and is in fact, a piping accessory but the tap fitting will function best as a "weld-o-let".

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