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    Conduit Bending

    Best approach to scheduling conduit bends? Is there a revit add in that assists you? Is there also a way to get rid of the fittings and turn the conduit into just a bend

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    A recent add-on mentioned at the blog Revit Add-ons is the Greenlee Bendworks

    There are two system approaches to conduit families: with fittings and without fittings. Conceptually, the with fittings types are meant to represent purchased conduit sweeps etc. whereas the without fittings types are field formed bends, in spirit because they do use fitting families but only because that's how Revit needs to or chose to deal with them within the software.

    You can't get rid of the fittings because the conduit itself isn't designed to bend or curve without involving them. Unlike a wall family that can be drawn with curved segments. I assume they made that choice because there are more stringent guidelines regarding code compliant bending ratios? Just a guess.

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      I would suggest making a conduit bend family that can calculate its own length with a formula, then use a shared parameter to schedule the total lengths in a conduit fitting schedule. Add that to you total conduit length.
      The formula would be something like; pi(2*Bend Radius)*(Bend Angle/360 degrees)
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