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Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 8:45:00 PM | Labeling wiring runs with panel name

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I am using Mep to do a lighting/elec. plan. I was wondering if someone knew a good way to label ends of the wiring runs so that they show what panel they are going to.

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Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 2:31:32 PM | Labeling wiring runs with panel name

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You have to set this function in your panel.  Right click on your panel and go to Element properties and there should be a parameter for circuit naming.  Set this to panel name.  Hope this helps.


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Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 2:47:52 PM | Labeling wiring runs with panel name

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The long, in-depth, integrated route that fully employs Revit's capabilities:

 Properly set your panel's distribution system (i.e. "120/208 Wye" or 480 or 277 or whatever), circuit the circuit you need circuited (....yeah...lol...) to that panel, then do your wire that's open-ended to make it a leader. Then TAG that wire, and it will automatically tag and show what panel-circuit it's connected to.

 The headache with this, though, is that you must make sure that EVERYTHING about the circuit is compatible. The voltage/distribution of the panel MUST match that of EVERYTHING on the circuit, the pole-set up must match (you can't have a light that requires only 1-pole hooked up to a panel that only deals with 3-pole items; however, I do believe you can have a 3-pole item hooked up to a panel that deals with 1-pole circuits, it'll just take up 3 single-poles). And if anything changes after it's been set that causes a disruption, you'll more than likely get an ERROR message that says all affected connections must be deleted. And you'll have to spend time re-circuiting and backtracking to make sure everything is correct. And chances are, this'll happen more than once. And god forbid you should receive a new model, assuming you/your firm isn't the entity creating/updating them.

 The quick, get it done and in the client's hands on time without killing someone:

Circuit an object on the circuit; you don't have to necessarily select a panel, but this allows you to get a proper leader with an open-ended wire tied to that circuit. Then just add text calling out the circuit it's supposed to be on.

 It's easier to change the circuit call-out when you need to since you don't have to deal with the panel schedules (another thing you'd have to do if it you tie it properly and try to get them circuited properly and it always F-ing screws up whatever other circuits maybe tied to it in case you have to change something up).

BUT, if you are using their (revit's) schedules, this is a shortcut that is too inadequate.

 Hope this helps.


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