Modeling Plumbing Systems

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

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Exercise 4.4.3: Modeling Sanitary Systems

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Create a vertical riser.
  • Place horizontal branch pipes.
  • Connect branch pipes to the riser.
  • Connect plumbing fixtures to branch pipes.
  • View sanitary systems in the System Browser.
Figure 4.4.5 - Creating a branch pipe to a vertical riser

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Student Exercise

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  • Open the model for this exercise in Revit MEP software.
  • Copy the horizontal branch pipe on level 2 to similar locations on levels 3 and 4.
  • Connect the toilet fixtures on level 2 to the horizontal branch pipe with the Connect Into tool.
  • Connect the sanitary connector of the sink and urinal fixtures to the horizontal branch pipe using similar steps.


Figure 4.4.6 -  Plan and 3D views showing plumbing fixtures connected to horizontal branch pipe

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