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    Pipe insulation issues

    Maybe this subject has already been through here, but does anyone know if there is a way to split the Revit pipe (and duct) insulation in another way than using a coupling. For example when going through the slab there shoudn´t be any insulation going under the floor, but Revit will apply it to the whole riser. The result of what I´m looking to achieve can be seen on this image:
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    Coupling is the only way I know how to do this since Insulation anchors directly to the pipe or duct segment and cannot be altered independent of these segments. I agree it would be rather nice to accurately represent this.

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

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      #3
      You can use align to pull back the insulation. Odd, I know, but it can be done.

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      Last edited by TFuller; June 6, 2017, 03:08 PM.
      Thomas N Fuller II

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        #4
        Great tip Thomas, thanks for sharing. I did not know this could be done.

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

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          #5
          Purely accidental find. Not even sure if it is intentional.
          Thomas N Fuller II

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            #6
            Woa! That is neat! I really had been accepting that this is a Revit "glitch" and can´t be fixed. Although this fixes half of the problem. Question remains how can I do it when I have a riser going through the slab and I need to cut off the insulation at the slab, but continue with it on a lower and higher level after the slab?

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              #7
              Just keep the insulation and use a bigger pipe sleeve and riser clamp...? Sorry - that's all I've got.
              Thomas N Fuller II

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                #8
                That is actually not a bad idea. I guess I need to find a good clamp or I think quite often if theres a fire section wall a fire stop collar might do the job also. Will definetly try it out.

                A little explanation also why this is an issue for me is that when I need to give voids for my structural engineer then for doing that I use MagiCAD for Revit. But if I have the pipe insulation going all the way through the slab then it will create the void accoording to the size of the insulation not the actual size of the pipe which it should be using. And with 50mm of insulation on sewer pipes this difference can be quite significant.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TFuller View Post
                  You can use align to pull back the insulation. Odd, I know, but it can be done.
                  Very interesting indeed. Is there a way to get the pipe to show that sticks out beyond the insulation with hidden line mode? Only showed in wire frame mode in my quick test.
                  John Karben | IMEG Corp.

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                    #10
                    doesnt "split" element work in this case? Just break the element between the slab and the other levels you should be able to apply insulation to the newly formed pieces that are still "chained" (ie connected) together without couplers.

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