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    Eccentric Pipe Reducer - Revit 2017

    I only found one post involving Eccentric Pipe Reducer and it didn't answer my question. Is there a way to have the Eccentric Reducer default to Flat on Top when drawing pipe? I've tried playing with the Pipe Justification settings but this did nothing. Seems my Eccentrics are defaulting to Flat on Bottom but I'd like to change this so I don't have to take the time to Rotate every reducer which are quite a few on this 17 story Hotel. TIA.

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    I find justify is generally too buggy to rely on, it often seems to flip the top/bottom/left/right directions for ducts. So I found a nice method when modelling eccentric ducts that also works for pipes;

    1) make the small and large pipe/duct
    2) use Align to align the edges you want to be the same (Or even 2 edges for rectangular ducts)
    3) Split one of the duct/pipes near the end, this places a Union.
    4) delete the small end piece of duct pipe after the union, so that the union has one open side facing the other aligned pipe.
    5) select the union and use "Connect Into". This should create the connecting pipe and make an eccentric union without moving the two pipes.

    It is neccessary to create the Union using Split because Connect Into is only available for fittings and not pipes (Why autodesk? Why?) so this also works from a T, bend or other family.
    Note this only works with transitions that have the "Offset Height" and "Offset Width" parameters, such as the M_Transition-Generic one in the default revit content.

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    "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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      #3
      Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
      I find justify is generally too buggy to rely on, it often seems to flip the top/bottom/left/right directions for ducts. So I found a nice method when modelling eccentric ducts that also works for pipes;

      1) make the small and large pipe/duct
      2) use Align to align the edges you want to be the same (Or even 2 edges for rectangular ducts)
      .....
      After aligning have you tried just dragging the end of the duct pipe to the other? That will created the eccentric reducer without the need to split/delete/connect into...at least for duct it will.
      John Karben | IMEG Corp.

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        #4
        Yes, but like most things in revit it sometimes works and sometimes doesnt, the Connect Into option seems to solve some situations when dragging fails.
        Wont work for pipes, it just tries to make a centred transition and slope the pipe down.
        "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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