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    Builders Work Holes!

    Hi all.

    Is there anyway of producing a drawing, from a co-ordinated MEP layout to show builders holes through walls that show height and size needed EASILY?

    At the min im just using detail regions and manually marking up a drawing over the ductwork/pipes etc..

    N

    #2
    The quick and dirty way... I'd adapt the standard Pipe Union family. Increase its length, and change the length to an Instance Parameter. Create a new Instance Parameter called Sleeve Offset (use the Piping > Pipe Size unit type, so you don't have to work in Feet & inches). Then create a new extrusion cylinder, with a diameter that's [Pipe Diameter + Sleeve Offset].

    Save it as Pipe Sleeve.rfa and load it into your model. Now you can use the Pipe Fitting command to place it into your pipes, just like a coupling or Union. You can then just cut a section, snap a few dimension on it and BAM, yer done.
    Last edited by Necro99; October 20, 2015, 09:05 PM.

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      #3
      One job a while back, we decided to do a true integrated model of all disciplines. I created several hosted families (Floor, Wall, Roof, etc) in which it was nothing more than a parametric void, enabling me to sleeve through items and could be tagged. I had two types, square and round, and the process worked great. Only thing is... not very often do you have arch/strc/MEP all in a federated Revit environment.

      Other than that, Necro has the right idea and it's a very good one at that.

      -TZ
      Tannar Z. Frampton ™
      Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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        #4
        creating that pipe union would it obviously cut the pipe? also could this be done for duct?

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          #5
          Yes to both. In my Consulting Engineering world, spitting a duct or pipe sole for graphical purposes isn't a big deal. Your mileage may vary...

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            #6
            I do it with Face based Families in the architectural model, or in a separate model by the GC. Its not actually required that all of the modeled elements be in the same model, either. "Cutting the wall" is a nicety, but getting the coordinates of the sleeves doesnt require it. Works like a champ.
            Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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              #7
              I'd love for Revit to allow us us to place an object on an MEP straight that reads the MEP straight's size, but doesn't break it, and stays connected to the MEP straight (moves along and resizes). This would be awesome for the sleeves discussed here as well as hangers and inserted duct dampers.
              Thomas N Fuller II

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                #8
                I believe you can do that through the API, as Structsoft is able to find the sizes of the items that are penetrating the walls, and then frame around them with Structural Columns and Structural Framing Families. My guess is that means you can do it with Dynamo as well, but ill bet it would be a MONSTER of a definition. LOL.
                Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
                @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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                  #9
                  API - yes as SysQue does this as well, but I'd like to see it in a more natural setting. And remain live - no additional re-running of external logic.
                  Thomas N Fuller II

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                    #10
                    is there any of creating a family that attaches to the duct, instead of splitting it? and gives a 50mm clearence say

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