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    Creating Drainage Plans in Revit

    Hi just wondering if anyone has had a go at this and could give me some help. I have currently created manholes using a structural column and then i can use the 'spot elevation' to tag my cover and invert levels. However i am stuck when trying to show the drainage flow direction on a pipe run as i am struggling to show an arrow symbol on my pipe in course detail. I know i can do this manually by creating a 2d region, however it would be great if i could show an arrow symbol which locates halfway down the pipe which shows the flow direction, i.e. start to end of pipe (note my pipes are created using the beam command).

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Welcome to RFo.

    Why not create your pipes using.....pipes? Then you can tag them to show flow.

    Well, I should add that's assuming you're using One Box. Which flavor of Revit are you using?

    Also, if you have to use a beam for a pipe, use the spot slope tool (annotate tab > spot slope). It will put in an arrow and a slope. Or, you could probably modify it to just show the arrow.
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    Thanks dzatto,
    I have experimented with the MEP systems pipe and they work quite well. However where can i download a systems family of manholes and inspection chambers which enables pipes to snap to? i have tried sites such as revit city and autodesk seek, however i could not find any info on these???

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    You would have to make the manholes your self to get a pipe to connect to it you just need to place a pipe connector in the family at the desired point of connection in the family

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    Quote Originally Posted by craiglarkinmsj View Post
    Thanks dzatto,
    where can i download a systems family of manholes and inspection chambers which enables pipes to snap to? i have tried sites such as revit city and autodesk seek, however i could not find any info on these???
    I have also looked around for some Revit manholes, but they don't really seem to exist. From what I can tell, very few people use Revit to model drainage- Civil 3D is still the preferred Autodesk program for that. As a result, there really isn't any manuf content out there yet.

    But you could certainly make one. I have messed around with the concept before, and it seems doable.

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