Fabrication - Use the Multi-Point Routing Tool in Revit 2018

How to Use the Multi-Point Routing Tool in Revit 2018

Step-by-step on how you can use the multi-point routing tool in Revit 2018 for fabrication.

Fabrication - Use the Multi-Point Routing Tool in Revit 2018

Automatically build a run of connected MEP fabrication parts by clicking points in the model.

Parts are automatically selected from the current fabrication service and group in the MEP Fabrication Parts palette.

To use the Multi-Point Routing tool:

1. Display the MEP Fabrication Parts palette using any of the following methods:

Click Systems tab >
Fabrication panel >
Fabrication Part

Click View tab >
Windows panel >
User Interface drop-down >
MEP Fabrication Parts

In the drawing area, right-click Browsers >
MEP Fabrication Parts

2. On the MEP Fabrication Parts palette, make sure the desired service and group are selected.

3. Start the Multi-Point Routing tool by doing one of the following:

• On the ribbon, click Systems tab > Fabrication panel > Multi-Point Routing

Multi-Point Routing

• On the MEP Fabrication Parts palette, click Start Multi-Point Routing (located next to the Group dropdown menu)

MEP fabrication part

• In the model, right-click or mouse-hover over an open connector on an MEP fabrication part and select Multi-Point Routing from the right-click menu.

4. Once you have started the Multi-Point Routing tool, you can do any of the following:

Specify start point: In the drawing area, click to specify the start point for placing the first part in the run. Click again to select the end point of the first part, if needed. Appropriate parts are automatically placed between selected points. Transitions, such as bends or tees, are automatically placed between straights.

Specify Properties palette values: In the Properties palette, you can specify values for the run, such as size and offset.

Specify auto fill exclusions: In the MEP Fabrication Parts palette, you can change which parts are excluded or not excluded while using the Multi-Point Routing tool. For example, you can select new parts to exclude, or you can remove existing exclusions.

5. When you have finished placing parts, press Escape twice to end the Multi-Point Routing tool.

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