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    should i copy monitor the plumbing fixtures from arch file to mep

    actually i m new to revit . so whether its a good practice to copy monitor the fixtures etc which is in the arch file to mep?
    what is the right way to do it?

    #2
    Well.. it depends what you want to use them for.
    What I have done on some projects is to copy monitor the architects plumbing fixtures (Which are just the sinks and toilets etc. without any connectors or MEP stuff) and use the Type Mapping options to replace them with my own families when they are copied. So in the MEP model they are a small block with pipe connectors.

    Then whenever the architect creates new fixtures, or moves the existing ones, you can use Coordination Review to accept or reject the changes.
    If it is early in the design and they are still moving everything around, it might be better to wait. Otherwise it makes more work and thngs that need to be maintained/updated. If they are only moving things a small amount in the same room, CM helps keep everything neatly lined up on your drawings without having to check and modify everything.

    Another reason to copy monitor is if you want to schedule the fixtures in spaces. You can only schedule which space they are in if they exist in the same model.
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      #3
      well thanx for the reply bro
      when i do the type mapping its generate two fixture (one from old arch file and new one from my mep family), seeing two fixture in one place is really annoying. is there any way to get rid of the arch fixture?

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        #4
        Originally posted by thomasclint007 View Post
        well thanx for the reply bro
        when i do the type mapping its generate two fixture (one from old arch file and new one from my mep family), seeing two fixture in one place is really annoying. is there any way to get rid of the arch fixture?
        Hide plumbing fixtures in the architect's model in visibility graphics.
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
          Hide plumbing fixtures in the architect's model in visibility graphics.
          aaha nice idea :thumbsup:

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            #6
            Meant turn off the plumbing fixtures category....
            Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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              #7
              Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
              Meant turn off the plumbing fixtures category....
              got it ,thanx.

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                #8
                I always use my own Families and simply monitor theirs. No copying whatsoever.
                Tannar Z. Frampton ™
                Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
                  Meant turn off the plumbing fixtures category....
                  what i did was uncheck the plumbing fixtures in the arch link so it'll be hidden. but when i create different views like sections, it again showing two fixtures in one place

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by thomasclint007 View Post
                    what i did was uncheck the plumbing fixtures in the arch link so it'll be hidden. but when i create different views like sections, it again showing two fixtures in one place
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                    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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