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50212035 Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

50212035 Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

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In this exercise, you create a section view that you will use to work with vertical piping. You also place a
hose reel cabinet in the building and connect it to the supply standpipe.

Training File

■Click

➤ Open ➤ Project.

■In the left pane of the Open dialog, click Training Files, and open Imperial\05_Fire Protection
Systems\RME_FP_Design_04_i.rvt.

Create a section view

1In the Project Browser, verify that Views (Discipline) ➤ Design ➤ FP - Design ➤ Floor
Plans ➤ Level 2 - Fire Protection Plan - Design is highlighted, indicating that it’s the active view.

2Zoom to the offices in the lower right corner.

3Click View tab ➤ Create panel ➤ Section.

4On the Options Bar, for Scale, select 1/4" = 1'-0".

5Draw the section:

■In the drawing area, click outside the corridor wall at the stairs to specify the section line

start point.

■Click at the staircase to specify the section line endpoint.

6Press Esc.

Specify section properties

7In the drawing area, double-click on the section head to open the section view.

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8Right-click, and click View Properties.

9In the Instance Properties dialog:

■Under Graphics, for Sub-Discipline, select FP - Design.

■For View Classification, select Design.

■Under Identity Data, for View Name, enter FP Section_Stair.

■For Default View Template, select MEP Section.

■Click OK.

10In the Project Browser, right-click Design ➤ FP - Design ➤ Sections ➤ FP Section_Stair, and click
Apply Default View Template.

11Zoom to the top near the horizontal pipe.

12If necessary, drag the top section boundary line up.

13Select the elbow fitting, and then click the top + grip to upgrade the elbow fitting to a tee.

14Select the tee fitting, and then right-click the top connector, and click Draw Pipe.

15Press Spacebar.

16Click Place Pipe tab ➤ Element panel, and select Pipe Types: Fire Protection - Wet from the Type
Selector drop-down.

17Move the cursor up, enter 7', and press Enter.

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18Click Place Pipe tab ➤ Selection panel ➤ Modify.

19Make Level 2 - Fire Protection Plan - Design the active view.

Add mechanical equipment

20Click Home tab ➤ Mechanical panel ➤ Mechanical Equipment.

21Click Place Mechanical Equipment tab ➤ Element panel, and select M_Hose Reel Cabinet -
Surface Mounted : 1"25mm from the drop-down list.

22In the drawing area, click on the wall (host face) near the stairs to place the cabinet as shown,
and then click Modify.

23In the section view, zoom to the hose reel cabinet.

24Select the cabinet, right-click the connector on the left of the cabinet, and click Draw Pipe.

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25Verify that Fire Protection - Wet is selected from the Type Selector drop-down.

26On the Options Bar, for Diameter, select 2"50mm.

27On the Placement Tools panel, verify that Automatically Connect is active.

28Connect to the vertical pipe (using the Intersection and Horizontal snaps), and then click Modify.

29Close the section view.

Add a valve

30Click Home tab ➤ Plumbing & Piping panel ➤ Pipe Accessory.

31In the alert dialog, click Yes to load a family.

32In the Open dialog, navigate to Training\Imperial\05_Fire Protection Systems\Gate Valve - 2-12
Inch.rfa, and click Open.

33In the Type Selector, verify that Gate Valve - 2" is selected.

34Select the midpoint of the horizontal pipe that extends from the cabinet, as shown, and then

click Modify.

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A 2" gate valve is placed in the 2" diameter pipe.

35Open 3D Fire Protection, and zoom in to the cabinet to see the valve in 3D.

36Close the file with or without saving it.

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