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    Is it possible with Revit to have mixed pipe types, Carbon steel and Copper in one pipe type or Carbon Steel and Malleable Iron? I'm setting up pipe types for our mechanical engineering company and running into an issue. I have been able to set them up but the transition from one material to the next creates the issue. I was trying to set them up to follow our material specifications. Carbon steel, buttweld 3" and larger and Copper 2-1/2" and smaller. How are you guys handling this?

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    What kind of issue are you getting? This process works for us just fine. Your doing it the right way.

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    Sorry, it fails when routing from 3" CS to the 2-1/2" Copper, the transition point is when it fails. all copper is fine and so is all CS.

    I think I have figured it out and now feel a bit dumb. If I change the lower range from min 1/2" - Maximum 2-1/2" to have a maximum of 3" all works fine.
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    Glad you got it figured out. My other thought was maybe the fitting you were trying to have placed was not a size in your lookup tables. I know it does not like that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbodor View Post
    Glad you got it figured out. My other thought was maybe the fitting you were trying to have placed was not a size in your lookup tables. I know it does not like that either.
    Such problems occur during the time when you are doing anything first time.

    Anyhow, sounds good to know that the problem has been short-outed. Managing a metal is quite tough, if you don't have exact knowledge about what to do and how to do. So, always try to concentrate with the metal which you are going to be chooses. If you don't have much idea then you can also get a consultant before the purchase through the supplier. It would be a nice discussion I think.

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