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Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

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In this exercise you will learn methods for creating power circuits (circuit groups). Circuits are used for
power, lighting, and data systems. The concept of grouping similar functions into systems is used to show
logical connections between different components in the system.

Training File

■On the Quick Access toolbar, click

(Open).

■In the left pane of the Open dialog, click Training Files, and open Imperial\03_Electrical
Systems\RME_Elec_Design_07_i.rvt.

Add a circuit

1Verify that the Level 2 Power Plan view is open.

2In the drawing area, zoom to space Instruction 221 and draw a pick box to select all the
components in the space.

3Click Multi-Select tab ➤ Filter panel ➤ Filter.

4In the Filter dialog, click Check None, and for Category, select Electrical Fixtures. Click OK.

5Click Modify Electrical Fixtures tab ➤ Create Systems panel ➤ Power.

6Click Modify Electrical Circuits ➤ System Tools panel ➤ Select Panel.

7In space Electrical 220, select the PP-2B panel.

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8Click Modify Electrical Circuits ➤ Convert to Wire panel ➤ Arc.

9Press ESC to deselect the wires.

10Right-click the wire for the home run to the panel, and click Element Properties.

11In the Instance Properties dialog, under Electrical - Loads, for Hot Conductors, enter 2. Click

OK.

12Press ESC to deselect the wire.

Notice the 3 tick marks is changed to 4 tickmarks.

13Select the wire again, and in the drawing area, click the minus symbol to delete a tick mark.

14Click Insert tab ➤ Load from Library panel ➤ Load Family.

15In the Load Family dialog, navigate to Imperial Library ➤ Electrical Components ➤ TickMarks,
select Hook Wire Tick Mark.rfa, and click Open.

16Click Manage tab ➤ Project Settings panel ➤ MEP Settings drop-down ➤ Electrical Settings.

17In the left pane of the Electrical Settings dialog, select Wiring, and in the right pane, for Ground
Wire Tick Mark, select Hook Wire Tick Mark.

18For Neutral Wire Tick Mark, select Long Wire Tick Mark.

19Click OK.

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The tick mark for all ground conductors are changed to a hooked tick marks and neutral
conductors display as a long tick mark.

Combine multiple homeruns into a multi-circuit homerun

20Highlight one of the receptacles in space Computer Lab 222, press Tab to display a preview of
the circuit wiring, and click to select the circuit.

21Click Modify Electrical Circuits ➤ System Tools panel ➤ Select Panel.

22In space Electrical 220, select the PP-2B panel.

23Click Modify Electrical Circuits ➤ Convert to Wire panel ➤ Arc.

24Press ESC to deselect the wires.

25Select the homerun from space Computer Lab 222 and the wire between the first and second
receptacle in space Instruction 221, as shown.

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26Press Delete.

27Click Home tab ➤ Electrical panel ➤ Wire drop-down ➤ Arc.

28In the drawing area, in space Instruction 221, click the connector of the first receptacle, click a
point halfway between the first and second receptacle to create an arc, and then click the
connector of the second receptacle as shown.

29In space Instruction 221, add another wire between the connector on the last receptacle in 221,
and the connector on the nearest receptacle in space Computer Lab 222, as shown.

Notice that there are now 4 tick marks on the homerun and the wiring for space Instruction
221 and a double arrowhead to indicate the multi-circuit homeruns. There are only 3 tick marks

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on the wiring that extends to the space Computer Lab 222. An additional hot conductor is added
to the 221 wiring.

30Add wiring to space Electrical 220, and connect its wiring to a receptacle in space Instruction

221.

Notice the triple arrowhead for the homerun.

31Close the file with or without saving it.

Next you balance the loads for your design.

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