Pipe Overall Size BUG report

So I have some insulated pipe work in my model and I need to report the outside diameter of the pipe and the overall size including the insulation thickness. I was using one of those tags that report the overall size but I’m realizing that the overall size is incorrect, it sums the insulation thickness to the pipe size instead of summing it to the outside diameter.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. The tag is showing the outside diameter Ø35 of my Ø32 pipe but but the overall size is 132 instead of 135.

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I hope the Autodesk guys fix this soon.

Revit Rooms/MEP Spaces tolerance is too much

Lately I’m finding myself with some revit Room/MEP Space bounding situations that make me think on the amount of area is loosing because Revit has a tolerance for Rooms/MEP Spaces and will allow small gap that the revit guys established. Basically when a column has a slight offset from the nearest wall causing a gap in the room/space bounding.

Of course there must be a reason for this tolerance but anyway how it makes me doubt of the accuracy of my models.

As Barrie Sharp explains in his blog it can reach to 449.8mm tolerance in a simple situation.

Here you have some examples of what I’m experiencing with some models:

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External references:
Vote this wish on AUGI wishlist
Revit Buzz | Solving Room Bounding Issues–Divide & Conquer!

Delete the family and model backup files created by Revit

Every time you save Revit automatically create these kind of files ,*.0001, that at the end of the day is filling up your hard drive with unnecessary files. Here you have the routines I’m to get rid of them. It’s very easy to make them work:

  1. Copy the 4 files attached in the zip files to the root of your family library or projects folder.
  2. Run DELETE_families backups or DELETE_revit backups.

Download the zip here: Delete revit backups Screenshots:

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