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    Grille Location

    Hey all,
    On my job there's lots of rooms and lots of grilles. The engineer on my job asked if there was anyway to show the location of each grille. So that when it gets scheduled it's easier to pinpoint the location of them.
    The Architectural model I have linked into my project has all the rooms and areas named and numbered and I can tag the rooms in my file.
    How would I go about adding a parameter to the grille to reference the room?

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    1. Put Spaces in your model. The fastest way is using 'Place spaces automatically' but check the height (Limit offset) and look out for spaces created between walls, in columns etc.

    2. Use the 'Space Naming Utility' to name and number all your spaces the same as the architects rooms.

    3. Add Space Name and Space Number to your air terminal schedules

    (Objects only know what room/space they are in if it is in the same model)
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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    1. Put Spaces in your model. The fastest way is using 'Place spaces automatically' but check the height (Limit offset) and look out for spaces created between walls, in columns etc.

    2. Use the 'Space Naming Utility' to name and number all your spaces the same as the architects rooms.

    3. Add Space Name and Space Number to your air terminal schedules

    (Objects only know what room/space they are in if it is in the same model)
    Okay, I wasn't sure if it would work with linked models.
    Too far in the job to be adding that now. Maybe the next job

    Thanks

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    The caveat here is to make sure that your air terminals are hosted to the ceiling, so that they're touching the 3D volume of the Space. This is why hosting is important for Air Terminals, BTW. I've butted heads with other Revit users in my office over this, they feel that the Air Terminal families should be non-hosted, to make placement easier.

    As you may have gathered, the flow of information goes both ways. The Space will display the total Supply Air under the "Actual Supply Airflow" parameter.

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    Hmm.. have to agree with your colleagues on this one. Ceiling hosted wont work well with linked ceilings and non hosted for EVERYTHING has become our standard policy with families.
    The solution is to put a Room Calculation Point in the air grille family that is about 1m below the air grille origin.
    This also works with air terminals used for 'open duct' extract above the ceiling.
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