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    Piping/Connection Layout between Multiple Floors

    Hi all.
    My first time learning Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 and I am unable to find any real good resources (books, videos, etc.) that go step by step for setting up piping layouts for single floors horizontally between plumbing fixtures and then linking the stacks vertically between multiple floors.
    Got a couple amateur questions about piping:

    1.) So I have my sinks, water closets, bathtubs, boilers, etc. setup for each floor. When I go to setup the piping and connections automatically or manually, Revit MEP keeps putting the piping in the ceiling of the level I'm working on when I really want them to be underneath the floor. Is this because of a height offset I'm set to or is there a setting I can change?

    2.) Is there anyway when setting up the piping/connections for the layout to display "dynamic dimensions" so I can place the piping in accordance with the interior/exterior walls, floor penetrations, etc. already existent in my mech. floor plan? (working in the plumbing plan view for each floor)

    3.) Why does the Revit MEP not let me in 3-D view/elevation view connect the piping on one floor with the piping on the bottom/top floor so I get a vertical stack linking all the floors? How do I connect layouts for multiple floors with vertical stacks?


    I'm just having difficulty learning the REVIT MEP 2011 Plumbing/Piping without a decent author able to explain to me step by step how he/she sets up the plumbing for a sample building so I can do the same. Frustrated playing around with everything in in REVIT MEP without a good guide/resource
    Thanks guys.

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    Hi there this can be frustrating at first and you're right these is not much info out there mainly trial and error...

    1.) So I have my sinks, water closets, bathtubs, boilers, etc. setup for each floor. When I go to setup the piping and connections automatically or manually, Revit MEP keeps putting the piping in the ceiling of the level I'm working on when I really want them to be underneath the floor. Is this because of a height offset I'm set to or is there a setting I can change?

    Check you viewrange > view depth needs to be -1000 or so if you want to be looking through floor also start offset needs to be -200 or so to allow for a bend. I normally drawing plumbing in-starta (looking up) which i think makes thing a little easyier

    2.) Is there anyway when setting up the piping/connections for the layout to display "dynamic dimensions" so I can place the piping in accordance with the interior/exterior walls, floor penetrations, etc. already existent in my mech. floor plan? (working in the plumbing plan view for each floor)

    Dont believe so I just move at the distance snapping from pipe ends

    3.) Why does the Revit MEP not let me in 3-D view/elevation view connect the piping on one floor with the piping on the bottom/top floor so I get a vertical stack linking all the floors? How do I connect layouts for multiple floors with vertical stacks?

    This can be tricky it helps to turn off links and cut/move the section through the CL or infront of the pipe you should get a circle before connecting when it works...
    It may be better to cut a section, draw the vertical stack then insert junctions as required move/nudge the riser on the plan... Also use 2012 if possible...
    Last edited by n8wex; July 26, 2011, 09:56 AM.

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      Trying to get what my plumbers have going on with the piping coming from the fixtures to the CW/HW risers and its a whole messy detail when you look at the problem of drawing this thing in 3-D xyz planes. Working in 3-D view is out of the question and so is the 2-D plumbing plane cause I know its gonna get clogged up with hw,cw,gas,sanitary crisscrossing over each other at diff height offsets/diff view depths just to get these small fixture connection details in.

      Is adjusting the section view/view depth the only way to work with fixture piping connections that go up down left right and repeat? There's gotta be an easier way out there. Many plumbing view duplications of the same floor with different piping routes on each, is that an alternative? Opinions?

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