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    Pipe-in-pipe, containment pipe, double-wall pipe ?

    Hey guys, first post here!

    I need help finding double wall pipe and was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. From what I understand, Revit does not have a double wall piping tool (is there an add-in that might be able to do this). I have read a lot of people are placing their pipe in the model and then just adding insulation to simulate the double wall pipe. I am hoping to actually be able to model it correctly as a double wall piping system.

    Thanks for the help!!

    Gerry

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    If I absolutely HAD to model it as pipe in pipe due to pre-fab or BOM needs, then yes, model both pipes. If it is just for base design/coord, then I would go with the insulation route.

    This is where a savvy Dynamo user would write a tool that would effectively double up your pipe system in place with the new larger size for the containment...
    Thomas N Fuller II

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      #3
      I would suggest making a new Pipe Type (And Fittings) that has outside diameters consistent with the outer pipe for the inner pipe nominal diameters.
      That way you can model/change it easily without messing around with double pipes or insulation, and still use it in calculations.
      No one is ever going to see the inner pipe detail..
      "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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