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Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:52:26 PM | Using Revit MEP to make ductwork shop drawings

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Has anyone been successful using RevitMEP to make shop drawings for ductwork?  It seems that a lot of fittings are missing and/or incorrect and that often the way Revit shows it is not how it would be made.  We would love to be able to create shop drawings from Revit if possible.  Others I have talked with say they use other programs to do the shop drawings, and Revit for the interference aspect, hence actually doing it twice.  Still others have said they do it in a third party program, and import it into Revit as uneditable.  Is it really possible then to do ductwork shop drawings in RevitMEP?

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Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 9:35:58 PM | Using Revit MEP to make ductwork shop drawings

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I have tried a couple years ago. there are to many issues with the fittings, duct work and annotations not to mention you are unable to take that model to fabrication at this point. We always remodel, no matter what the model looks like.

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Fri, May 7, 2010 at 2:58:53 AM | Using Revit MEP to make ductwork shop drawings

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Done and doing.

 You are certainly correct in there being a large number of fittings which are missing or incorrect and from this we have spent a great deal of time and money in customising families to create a fully parametic shop model.  The initial project was handled as RVT model for each floor with many shortcut and text used to create the final product.  The problem was that there were errors in the text and schedules which could have been overcome by introducing some intelligent parametrics.  The other issue we were dealing with was the project was a 40 storey office tower with a 200MB arch RVT model.  So the file handling was a concern. 

The second RVT project was approached as creating a central model broken into worksets. Also introduced several parametric families to overcome the issues still being encountered on the initial project.  We are now on our third project for which the final result is output of shop drawings.

Two of the three projects are requiring all services to create RVT drawings for coordination.


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Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:52:02 AM | jcrocco

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Quoting jcrocco from 2010-04-06 08:52:26

"Has anyone been successful using RevitMEP to make shop drawings for ductwork?  It seems that a lot of fittings are missing and/or incorrect and that often the way Revit shows it is not how it would be made.  We would love to be able to create shop drawings from Revit if possible.  Others I have talked with say they use other programs to do the shop drawings, and Revit for the interference aspect, hence actually doing it twice.  Still others have said they do it in a third party program, and import it into Revit as uneditable.  Is it really possible then to do ductwork shop drawings in RevitMEP?"

Hi there, yes i have made my own families duct fittings and it has everything that you need to produce workshop drawing see attached image, you can see everything is done in revit mep, all the fittings are alive. for example, to draw step down for an insulated ductwork all you need to do is tick a box and it does automatically, it took me a long long time to create but now its all easy cheesy hehe. i have all sorts of families, such as three way square, three way round, round radius, square radius, fire damper, vcd and lots more lol. 

 

what i am trying to say here is revit is a strong programme and it is possible you create families and produce workshop drawing better than auto cad. but you need to know geometry to create families


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