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    2016 Revit MEP wiring arc question

    Hello all! My name is KT and I am new to this forum. As a matter of fact I am new to using a forum period . I am an electrical designer in Missouri who has worked a little bit in Revit on the west coast before moving back to my home state where everyone has been using AutoCAD but are now being forced to make the switch and I am ready and excited to fully learn more of it!

    I have been doing some MEP Revit training wh/is for 2014 but I am using 2016 and about to start a big project using 2017.
    In the training you place your receptacles in a room and you can just hover over on recep. and hit TAB and the wires show up and then you select another recep. and the wires stay on the dwg/view. Well in '16 that is not the case. I figured out how to get the wires to show up by SELECTING, instead of hovering, one of the receps. Then you have to go to the Electrical Circuit tab on the ribbon and this is when the wiring shows up but I cannot figure out how to keep the wiring on the dwg/view. It just disappears anytime I try to select another recep. (like it says to do in the training).
    How do I get these arcs to stay on my dwg/view?

    #2
    Welcome to the forum.

    First thing is to check to see if the Wires category is turned off in Visibility/Graphics.

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

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      #3
      Ok I checked and they are on

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        #4
        You can manually place Wires. Or, if you Tab+Select the circuit, you should see a symbol that auto-places Wires. Try this next.

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

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          #5
          Here is how I do it in Revit 2017:
          - Place a couple of receptacles. The receptacle family needs to have a connector associated with it or you can't connect circuits.
          - Select 'Modify' from the ribbon then select one of the receptacles
          - Select 'Power' from the ribbon, then select a Panel. Voltage and Distribution need to be compatible.
          - Now you should be able to select 'Modify' and hover over the receptacle and it should show the dashed power circuit for the receptacle.
          - Hit Tab while hovering over the receptacle and the dashed line will stay visible. Click on "Arc Wire" and the dashed line will turn solid and stay.

          Now if anyone can tell me how to do the same thing with the connections between switches and lights....
          Last edited by gmadden; January 21, 2017, 09:40 PM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by gmadden View Post
            Here is how I do it in Revit 2017:
            - Place a couple of receptacles. The receptacle family needs to have a connector associated with it or you can't connect circuits.
            - Select 'Modify' from the ribbon then select one of the receptacles
            - Select 'Power' from the ribbon, then select a Panel. Voltage and Distribution need to be compatible.
            - Now you should be able to select 'Modify' and hover over the receptacle and it should show the dashed power circuit for the receptacle.
            - Hit Tab while hovering over the receptacle and the dashed line will stay visible. Click on "Arc Wire" and the dashed line will turn solid and stay.

            Now if anyone can tell me how to do the same thing with the connections between switches and lights....
            Try selecting a group of lights with the switch, and then initiate the Switch connections.
            Tannar Z. Frampton ™
            Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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