Revit MEP 2011 automatically places you in Surface Connection mode where you can complete the connection centered on the surface as is, move the position of the connector on the surface by dragging the connector or enter temporary dimension values to specify a surface connector location.
Check out how the Surface Connection mode creates an orthographic view of the surface you selected to add conduit to. Below is a screen capture of my what displays in the Surface Connection mode after I begin the Conduit tool and select the right side of a panel as the surface I would like to connect to.
5. When satisfied with the position of the Surface Connector, click Finish Connector on the ribbon. You will exit the Surface Connection mode and will have the starting point of a segment of conduit attached to the surface connector on your panel.
Links to Related Posts
This post is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series Entitled: Revit MEP 2011 Conduit to Panel Connections
- Part 2: Moving Conduit Connected to a Surface Panel in Revit MEP 2011: http://tinyurl.com/y6tlcz8
- Part 3: Creating Multiple Conduit Connectors on a Panel Surface: http://tinyurl.com/2a9g36z