Circuits in Revit can take many forms. Power, Data and Fire Protection to name but a few, whatever the circuit you wish to create, the process is very similar and relatively simple once you’re familiar with it. Naturally you need to have the correct equipment loaded into your project to create circuits, the default Autodesk content is generally set up well enough to begin with.
The benefits of circuiting are, once the selected electrical equipment or devices are connected and assigned to a panel they will be assigned a circuit reference to which can be tagged in the view to help identification, referenced in a component schedule and a Panel schedule can be created to reflect the circuits.
With regards to power circuits, the load per way and total connected load can be determined to help you keep track on your equipment demands.
Circuits once created can be further edited, manipulated on the panel and deleted if required for the project. This can be achieved in the view, the panels schedule and via the MEP system browser.
This second whitepaper in the series will follow on from where part 1 left off. We will look at creating a panel schedule and editing the configuration of the circuits on the board. Read the first half of this series "Powering Your Model With Revit Circuits - Part 1"
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