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  • Tyco Fire Protection Products Revit Families

    Families Created in Revit MEP 2010 Version

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    Table of Contents

    Understanding Tyco Revit Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Tyco Sprinkler Families (Sprinkler Category Families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Tyco Fitting Families (Pipe Fittings Category Families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Tyco Valves and Accessories (Pipe Accessories Category Families) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

    Loading Tyco Sprinkler Families into a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    Using Tyco Sprinkler Families in a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Using the Generate Layout tool with Tyco Sprinkler Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Using the Connect Into tool with Tyco Sprinkler Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    Loading Tyco Fitting Families into a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

    Using Tyco Fitting Families in a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Loading Families into Pipe Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Manually Loading Fitting Families into a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

    Loading Tyco Valve & Accessory Families with .txt files into a Revit project . . . . .18

    Using Tyco Valve and Accessory Families in a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Manually Loading Valve and Accessory Families into a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

    Using Tyco Valve and Accessory Families in a Revit Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212D Symbolic Family Representation / 3D System Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Coupling Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Using Tyco Valve Trim Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

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    Understanding Tyco Revit Families

    All Tyco Revit Families are created in Revit MEP 2010 version. They are grouped in three dif-ferent, predefined family categories, Sprinkler, Pipe Fittings and Pipe Accessories.

    Tyco Sprinkler Families (Sprinkler Category Families) All Tyco Sprinkler are grouped in the Sprinkler category. Tyco sprinklers are type-based families. A sprinkler family represents a particular sprinkler series. This family contains all the model types for that series. The different family types share common parameters with different values. The familys parameters are what drives or flexes the models geometry and / or changes identity data. Tyco Sprinkler families can be loaded into Revit projects (.rvt files) and work with Revits fire protection tools.

    Tyco Fitting Families (Pipe Fittings Category Families) All Tyco fittings are grouped in the Pipe Fitting category. Tyco Fittings are parametric families. These Pipe Fitting families use a comma-separated value files (CSV) to link values to the models parameters. The familys parameters are what drives or flexes the models geometry and / or changes identity data. Tyco Pipe Fitting families can be loaded into a Pipe Type or manually inserted and flex with the pipe in Revit projects (.rvt files).

    Tyco Valves and Accessories (Pipe Accessories Category Families) Tyco Valves and Accessories are type-based families. These Pipe Accessory families use multiple family types within a family that share the same parameters. Tyco Pipe Accessory families use the different family types to represent the different sizes of a particular valve or accessory. The parameter values change per family type to flex models geometry and/or identity data. The parameter values for each family type are linked to comma delimited text files (.txt). This gives the user the ability to select what size or sizes to load for their project needs cutting down the project file size.

    All Tyco Revit Families contain a 3D realistic model and 2D symbolic representation (refer to Page 21).

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    Loading Tyco Sprinkler Families into a Revit Project

    Before opening the Revit program the user should download the Tyco Revit Sprinkler Fitting family/families (.rfa file). Once the files have been downloaded they can be placed in a Revit project by selecting the Load Family button from the Insert Ribbon.

    Type based family files that dont have linked .txt or .csv lookup files (Tyco Sprinkler Families) can also be loaded from the open family file. With the family file open in Revits family editor you can add and modify type parameters.

    With a project already open, open the family file you want to use. Select the Load into Project button from the Family Editor section of the Create Ribbon and load into the desired project.

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    Using Tyco Sprinkler Families in a Revit Project

    With the families loaded, you can insert the different models into a project by selecting the Sprinkler button from the Plumbing & Piping section of the Home Ribbon.

    The new ribbon tab will appear called Place Sprinkler. From the Element section of this ribbon select the proper model from the sprinkler family and place into the project.

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    Once the model is placed into the project you can set / change sprinkler elevation. Begin by selecting the model or models and open their properties. From the Instance Properties window change the Offset parameter value (elevation) to the desired height and click OK.

    All Sprinkler families are built with pipe connectors. The pipe connectors allow you pull pipe from or run pipe to the sprinkler families and add the proper fitting/transitions, simi-lar to fitting and accessory families.

    Tyco Sprinkler families can be used with Revits Modify Sprinkler tools (Generate Layout and Connect Into tools).

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    Using the Generate Layout tool with Tyco Sprinkler Families

    Example: Placing 4 sprinkler models in a project (the number of sprinklers and location are irrelevant for this example).

    Next, select all the sprinklers so that the Modify Sprinklers ribbon will activate. From the Modify Sprinkler ribbon select the Generate Layout button within the Layout section.

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    Depending on the number of sprinklers, and their individual location, the project will provide different layout types and multiple routing solutions.

    Note: the pipe type used for the routing feature can be modified by changing the default settings located near the solution type.

    Once a suitable solution and routing method is chosen, select the Finish Layout button on the Generate Layout ribbon. The Revit program will insert all the pipe and fittings families for the chosen solution.

    For more information on Revits Generate Layout feature please reference the Revit user guide.

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    Using the Connect Into tool with Tyco Sprinkler Families

    Example: Placing 4 sprinkler models in a project (the number of sprinklers and location are irrelevant for this example).

    Next, select Pipe from the Plumbing & Pipe section of the Home ribbon.

    Then choose which Pipe Type, Diameter, and elevation (Offset) you want to start drawing the pipe.

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    With the pipe type, size, and elevation selected; begin laying out the pipe (for this example we will layout 4 sprinkler mains at a 10 centerline above the finished floor). Click anywhere in the Floor Plan and move in the direction you want to run the pipe. Click once more in the floor plan to end and change direction or hit Esc to end the piping command.

    Next, click on one of the sprinklers and select the Connect Into button from the Layout sec-tion of the Modify Sprinkler ribbon.

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