Revit Copy Monitor Item Change Notification

Architects and Engineers that collaborate on projects using Revit will typically link their models together to see the other discipline’s design within their model.  Part of that process often includes one discipline using the Copy/Monitor function within Revit to copy specific model items from the other discipline’s model into their own model.  Revit has a new twist on the coordination review feature when you monitor items between different project files.

(Please note that this article only addresses the new twist and does not explain the process of linking files or using the copy/monitor function.)

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Revit Electrical Equipment with 2 Feeds

If you are using Revit for electrical design, sometimes you need a piece of electrical equipment to have more than one feed but carry the same load.  A common situation for this is an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) where it is fed through both the primary electrical system and an emergency backup system powered by a generator.  Downstream panels served by the ATS will receive power from both the primary electrical system and the emergency power system.

This is possible through having 2 electrical connectors on the electrical equipment family.  Each connector can then be connected to the appropriate electrical system and show the same load.

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