Fabrication parts in Revit are great, but they need some help. One of the things they don’t do yet is break automatically as you lay them out. There is a built in tool to break them after the fact, but often it creates a domino effect because we didn’t coordinate with the connectors to begin with. It’s important to know where our short joints and couplings are landing.
I’m currently working on three tools for the VDC REVIT beta. The Item Properties Palette, The Numbering Tool, and the Breaking Revit tool as shown above.