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    Wiring Schedule Issue

    I'm trying to convert all the schedules for electrical over to revit rather than using autocad and importing them. I can get all the imformation into the mechanical families fairly easily. However there is a problem when a piece of equipment has subparts that electrical wants to schedules seperately. See the image below. Is there a way to copy this behavior. The mechanical department will not have sepereate families for fans, heat recovery wheels, and lights for example.

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    I'm leaning toward having all the electrical parameters necessary for the wiring schedule in the mechanical families. Electrical will then have to copy monitor and use dynamo to copy instance parameter because M/E/P are in seperate models. With equipment that they want to seperate into sub-equipment like shown above I was thinking about having electrical create placeholder electrical famlies to store this information.

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    You could nest multiple instances of one shared family that has all the parameters you need into the mechanical equipment. That way each separate sub-component is a line item that schedules with the mechanical parent family. Whip up some scheme to have them sort properly, and then electrical doesn't have to manage a huge amount of placeholders, and all the properties are in one spot.

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    I was thinking of something similar to that with all mechanical families where the a nested family would be copied monitored instead of the actual equipment. I couldn't get it working and had other stuff to do so I moved on.

    Nested families for fans, wheels and lights would probably work for electrical. The issue with AHUs is that they are almost always downloaded from manufactuturers, built custom for the project, or provided by reps. I think I would have to develope my Dynamo script that throws shared parameters into families a bit more. Maybe has a specific one for AHUs that does this:


    1. Add shared parameters
    2. Add nested families
      • Needs to allow user to select types of components (supply fans, return fans, exhaust fans, wheels, lights)
      • Needs to allow user to select Number of each component

    3. Make some of the nested families shared parameters controlled by the parent family


    Sorting these families so they are listed under the AHUs and in a reasonable order is something I'm trying to wrap my head around. I can't think of anything and it's making my brain hurt.

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