August 25, 2016

Revit 2017: Trim and Extend, and Quick Connect!

Thanks to the enhanced functionality of Trim and Extend, and Quick Connect in Revit 2017 MEP designers can now fill in the gaps in a Revit Fabrication model for ductwork, pipework, and electrical containment.

With the Trim and Extend tool you can fill gaps between two straight runs of duct, pipe, cable tray or conduit. And, similarly, the Quick Connect tool allows you to fill gaps between a fitting and a straight run where no additional fittings are needed.

Here is a short video demonstrating how to use both Trim and Extend, and Quick Connect with Revit Fabrication Parts. 

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Senior Application Specialist MEP/AEC Solutions
Bill has over 25 years experience in applying MEP & AEC design solutions for large commercial companies, this has led to actively develop Autodesk® Revit® implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. He has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill is an Autodesk MEP Implementation Certified Expert, and has been the Lead Designer for several multimillion dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He graduated from the Pasadena Institute of Technology and has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.