April 18, 2012

What's New in Revit MEP 2013: Take this Route! – Duct and Pipe Routing Preferences

Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 has some great enhancements, one of the best is the new Duct and Pipe Routing Preference dialog boxes.

The new Pipe Segments are used in the new Routing Preference. The segments are assigned a material and schedule type, which in turn is used to automatically generate the pipe segment name. You no longer need to be concerned about the connection type as it has been removed.

Duct fittings have been moved to the Routing Preferences dialog as well. Multiple duct and pipe segments and fittings may be added to a routing preference to allow more efficient design and modeling. The Constrain to routing preferences tool applies to duct fittings and pipe fittings. When checked, the list of parts in the type selector is filtered to only show what is contained in the routing preference.

These new settings are:
  • For either Duct or Pipe
  • Can be constrained to routing preferences
  • Have unique material and schedule type combinations

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2013 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks and more: ideateinc.com/2013

Bill Johnson – MEP Solutions Application Specialist
Bill has over 20 years experience in applying AEC design solutions for large commercial companies. A graduate of Pasadena Institute of Technology, he has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill has also had the opportunity to act as Lead AutoCAD Designer for multimillion dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.

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