March 20, 2012
Conduit: With or Without Fittings
Within Revit MEP, we have two different types of Families to choose from for conduit layouts. The first being "Conduit with Fittings" which will layout the conduit run showing separation lines between fittings and the straights. The second is "Conduit without Fittings" which does use fittings, but does not designate them out in the layout with the division line. In the example below you will see the greenish conduit is the "without fittings", and the cyanic conduit is "with fittings". I used two Filters to get the "look", the first filters on the conduit and conduit fittings that contains the word "without", the second filters on the conduit and fittings that do not contain the word "without". Notice how the junction boxes always fall into the "with" category.