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    Scheduling HVAC piping apart from Plumbing piping

    In this job we have Plumbing piping (including Fire protection) and HVAC piping. I want to see how much water my system can hold so i want o know the lengths of all my pipes in the project. I figured a schedule would be perfect however i found that the schedule also included plumbing piping as well as my HVAC piping. Any suggestions as to how I can quickly find the lengths of my HVAC pipes?

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    Include the System Classification parameter in the schedule, and use that parameter for filtering or sorting the schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenMiller View Post
    In this job we have Plumbing piping (including Fire protection) and HVAC piping. I want to see how much water my system can hold so i want o know the lengths of all my pipes in the project. I figured a schedule would be perfect however i found that the schedule also included plumbing piping as well as my HVAC piping. Any suggestions as to how I can quickly find the lengths of my HVAC pipes?
    A couple of days late, but I agree with Alfred. You need some kind of parameter included in the schedule for filtering out the pipe systems you don't want to see. The parameter depends on how your systems were created. Probably the best approach is to create a custom parameter that is added to each system that designates what discipline the system belongs too and filter that way. If you use System Classification you will probably need a schedule for each system class, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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    Worksets are another option. I'm thinking out loud and haven't actually tried it, but I'm sure that's one way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzframpton View Post
    Worksets are another option. I'm thinking out loud and haven't actually tried it, but I'm sure that's one way to do it.

    This is how I do it. I basically use 4 worksets to control my piping: Fire Protection, Plumbing Pressure Pipe, Plumbing Sanitary Pipe, and Mechanical Piping.

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    System Abbreviation works well for filtering schedules and views as well.

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    +1 System Abbreviation. Its stable, automatic, available everywhere you need it, and the start of all the automatically generated System Names are the abbreviation plus a number. So just make new Pipe System types for everything you want to show or schedule seperately.
    Last edited by josephpeel; July 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    +1 System Abbreviation. Its stable, automatic, available everywhere you need it, and the start of all the automatically generated System Names are the abbreviation plus a number. So just make new Pipe System types for everything you want to show or schedule seperately.
    That's what we do.

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