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Chapter 11: Mechanical Piping > Pipe Routing Options

Pipe Routing Options

The size of a mechanical piping model can grow quite large because of the amount of fluids constantly transferred, so it is very important that routing is closely coordinated. Using Revit MEP 2012, you can improve visual coordination with color-coded systems and use interference checking to monitor conflicts with cable trays or sprinkler piping. Two routing options are available when you set out to design your piping model: the autoroute option and the manual routing option. Both are described in this section.

In smaller systems, the autoroute feature may be beneficial. However, in most circumstances, manual routing will be of greater benefit to you. This is because a good design engineer can optimize a system with regard to construction of pipe and coordination with other trades, especially structure.


  

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