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    Default Showing the "flow" of systems

    How are people handling this? Are you using just an annotation symbol? or is there a way to identify the flow direction? I was told that in ABS there is a tag showing the correct flow of the system. Is there a way to do this in REVIT MEP?

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    Default Re: Showing the "flow" of systems

    So nobody shows flows? Or if you show them you just manually add an arrow in the proper direction?

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    Default Re: Showing the "flow" of systems

    is this for a duct or for a piece of equipment (like a diffuser).

    In the case of a duct you should be able to make a tag family on each ducts flow parameter. For everything else, a shared parameter should be sufficient. As far as direction, I would think that would be something which could be figured out based upon circumstance. However, if you wanted I am sure you could put two arrows to turn on and off in the tag to indicate.
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    Default Re: Showing the "flow" of systems

    Quote Originally Posted by luigi View Post
    How are people handling this? Are you using just an annotation symbol? or is there a way to identify the flow direction? I was told that in ABS there is a tag showing the correct flow of the system. Is there a way to do this in REVIT MEP?

    Thanks,
    There is not a specific feature to indicate the flow direction of a system, although as Matt says you can always create a Tag to annotate the flow direction.

    I would recommend using a Color Fill based upon the Flow Velocity in your Ducts and Pipes, that's the best way for me to best understand the flow conditions in your designed systems.

    I have an example of this in my Urban House MEP model on my blog, check out the Modelling views.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Showing the "flow" of systems

    Thank you guys...i don't have a problem creating a tag with an optional switching of direction(I actually already created that before I started this thread)....

    I was just told that ABS has this feature, just tag the pipe and it knows where the arrow should point. I don't know ABS, so I am not sure of the claim.

    Thanks Kyle for the Urban House link, I visited your blog, and was aware of the urban house, but didn't get a chance to download it...I will do so now.

    Thanks again,

    Quote Originally Posted by kyle.bernhardt View Post

    There is not a specific feature to indicate the flow direction of a system, although as Matt says you can always create a Tag to annotate the flow direction.

    I would recommend using a Color Fill based upon the Flow Velocity in your Ducts and Pipes, that's the best way for me to best understand the flow conditions in your designed systems.

    I have an example of this in my Urban House MEP model on my blog, check out the Modelling views.

    Cheers,
    Kyle B

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    Default Re: Showing the "flow" of systems

    You are correct Luigi, this feature does exist in AutoCAD MEP, just not in Revit MEP.

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