Once a conduit is connected to a surface connector in Revit MEP 2011, the surface connector and therefore the end of the conduit attached to the surface connector cannot move. Following are options for editing the position of your conduit surface connectors and conduit that is to be attached to your panels.
Editing the Position of Conduit that is Surface Connected to a Panel
1. Disconnect the conduit from the surface connector.
Click to select the segment of conduit that connects to a surface connector that needs to be moved. You have two options for disconnecting the conduit from the surface connector.
- Option A: Delete the selected conduit segment.
- Option B: Click on the selected conduit segment’s conduit connector that is attached to the surface connector and drag the conduit connector back some distance away from the surface connector.
- Option A: Click the Conduit tool on the ribbon's Home tab, verify that the correct conduit type is displayed in the Type Selector. Highlight the surface of a panel where the surface connector that you wish to move is located and click to select the surface. See the previous post at http://tinyurl.com/yyfouxo for a more detailed description of this process.
- Option B: Click to select the panel that needs a relocated surface connector. The connectors are displayed. Right-click the connector that needs to be moved and select Draw Conduit from Face.
3. Move the surface connector to its new position either by dragging or using the temporary dimensions.
4. Click Finish Connection on the ribbon. A new piece of conduit will be attached to your edited surface connector.
5. Draw a conduit segment to replace your deleted conduit segment, or draw a short stub of conduit and then edit your existing conduit segments to connect to the new stub and thereby the panel.
TIP! Do not cancel out before completing a new segment of conduit no matter which option you chose above, or you will find that you have to start all over again. You will have to re-enter the Surface Connection mode and if you moved the surface connector away from the centroid of the surface you will have to move it once again to the new location you require.
Links to Related Posts
This post is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series Entitled: Revit MEP 2011 Conduit to Panel Connections
- Part 1 of the Series: Connecting Conduit to a Surface in Revit MEP 2011: http://tinyurl.com/yyfouxo
- Part 3 of the Series: Creating Multiple Conduit Connectors on a Panel Surface http://tinyurl.com/2a9g36z