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Offline mdomerTopic starter

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Map file for Piping
« on: Jan 24, 2020, 21:31:33 PM »
Would anyone care to upload their map file for design line? This assumes you kept the 'out of the box' abbreviations for fittings and pipe. I have pipe cutting off at 2 feet or less, coming in with couplings and gaps between the next pipe.

At one point years ago I had a great file which made conversions from Revit nearly seamless. I didn't treat that file with enough importance.  :'(

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Re: Map file for Piping
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2020, 15:11:14 PM »
If you use the "convert" revit items to fabrication parts you shouldn't have to use the DL method. This lets you "import" your fabrication services into revit. Makes the transition from REVIT to FABcad a lot smoother.

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Re: Map file for Piping
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2020, 20:04:55 PM »
I agree on using fab parts in Revit to make the conversion, it's the next part that gets fouled up.

After I make the .rif file and bring it into CAD, most of the parts come in, as shown on the screenshot. However, instead of a length of pipe between fittings, the program stops well short of the next fitting and places a coupling and a large gap.

My thought was if I had a .map file with all the proper abbreviations that it would come in "smoother." This was a few years back that I remember doing this, but I thought that was the answer.


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Re: Map file for Piping
« Reply #4 on: Oct 28, 2022, 04:15:58 AM »
Would anyone care to upload their map file for design line? This assumes you kept the 'out of the box' abbreviations for fittings and pipe. I have pipe cutting off at 2 feet or less, coming in with couplings and gaps between the next pipe.

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Are you taking a design model from revit to CADmep?  If that’s the case, then it’s doing it correctly.  From your image, it appears that the referenced revit file used cartoon fittings.   When you bring in the rif file to CADmep and fill the DL there is not a fitting in your service that fits the BC. Easy fix is to edit the design line and change the branch constraint.

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Re: Map file for Piping
« Reply #5 on: Oct 28, 2022, 14:26:52 PM »
Like others have said, just export a .MAJ and import that in CAD. Don't use the .RIF export. That was the work around before they got the .MAJ export tool built in.
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