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    Mechanical Ducts for Visualization only

    I’m doing a quick model of a space for some 3d renderings. There is no ceiling so all the duct work and structure is exposed. Our Mech engineer isn’t in Revit, and we don’t have a copy of Revit MEP in house. I figured I’d make some quick generic “ducts” oval, square, etc, and some connector pieces (there is probably a more professional term for ‘connector pieces’ but I don’t know what it is). In my head these families will be parametric, just to change the sizes, but other than that, pretty dumb. They don’t need to be tagged or documented… their job will be to sit there and look pretty.

    Am I going about this the right way? Or does Revit Arch have some hidden duct tool that I don’t know about?
    Mia Frietze
    LPA, Inc.

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    No, there is no duct tool in RArch.

    Sounds about right. They don't even need to look pretty, simply take up space. Might as well just make profile families of the ducts for sweeps, and simple masses for any other components and save them to your library for future use.
    Developer at Anguleris BIMsmith Marketplace.
    Previously at Sumex Design for ARCAT.com

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      #3
      Something to consider as well, longer term... upgrade one seat (or more) to the new Building Design Suite which includes all Revits and 3DS Max (Acad stuff too). You get all the tools (5+ products) for the subscription price per year of two products (Revit sub prices). Then you'd be able to draw conceptual duct/pipe even more easily than making your own pieces parts. Oh, if you're inclined to abuse railings they'd work for this kind of thing too...to some degree.
      Last edited by Steve_Stafford; January 12, 2012, 12:00 AM.

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        #4
        Sounds like a good idea (both of them)!
        Thanks!
        Mia Frietze
        LPA, Inc.

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