Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sanitary Pipe Calculations and Venting

I wrote THIS POST years back regarding adding vent pipe to a sanitary system of pipe and fixtures. I'm happy to write that it's simpler now than then.

Just use an endcap family (made to look more like a vent cap) the vent pipe at the top and your fixture count should propagate all the way to the building connection as expected. That of course assumes you don't have open connections somewhere else along the way. The example above shows vent pipe using a separate type and a view Filter based on Type Name.

Use the Show Connections feature to identify them if any exist. I won't be shocked if you find some.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Snap Option - Mid Between 2 Points

When this new snap option appeared in Revit 2022.1 it was a LONG time coming. Not being able to snap to place something between two point has annoyed many a user for years. My problem is remembering it exists now. I've been using it quite a bit lately so perhaps the habit will stick. While it never really bothered me that it wasn't available I'm quite happy to have it now.

If my memory serves me it wasn't built into AutoCAD initially, perhaps an Express Tools addition? Regardless it does help speed up a common task!

Haven't noticed or used it yet? It's just a right click away while many tasks are in process, such as sketching a line, wall, or sketch segment. It's also useful for placing components. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Revit 2023.1 - Add Leader to Room Tag

I laughed out loud when I read this today after installing R2023.1. I'm guessing but every user has muttered this when getting the message "a tag was moved outside it's boundary". I've probably whined about it here once or twice...

It's the little things in life!

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Rumor wasn't a rumor - B.I.M. After Dark Conversation

I just wrapped up my conversation with Jeff, The Revit Kid on his B.I.M After Dark livestream. It was nice to chat about Revity stuff with Jeff and I hope it was interesting enough for those that attended and watch later. Jeff's done great work with his channel and B.A.D products as well as his legacy of The Revit Kid blogging. His passion for it is self evident.

I owe the folks at Ideate an apology. I neglected to mention how much their Explorer features in my day to day. I'm shocked that I didn't bring it up. I'll blame it on the whisky, a very good whiskey too. To all the hardworking folks at Ideate, keep it up! Glad you're on it.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Rumor Goin Round

I'm crawling out from under my rock later this week. I'm joining Jeffery Pinheiro's (aka The Revit KidBIM After Dark livestream on Thursday evening. He plays guitar and I play drums, we might get around to talking about Revity things too.