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    I was recently asked how to produce Spools or Spool drawings in Revit. Below are 3 suggestions you may wish to explore.

    1. Revit Assemblies

    Create an assembly for the spool and then create views from there. This will automatically create views from the assembly:

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    They can be dragged and dropped onto the sheet. Obviously they would need annotations and dimensions, but should get something close:

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    2. CADmep Spool
    Use Fabrication parts and convert the Revit design parts to Fabrication parts:

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    Then export the Fabrication parts to CADmep using the extension:

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    Then in CADmep use the spool tool:
    Define and Create Spools

    3. PCF
    As per suggestion 2, convert the Revit design parts to Fabrication parts, but then use the following macro to create a PCF File:
    https://blogs.autodesk.com/revit/2017/07/26/exporting-pcf-files-from-revit/

    Finally in Plant 3D run PCF to ISO with the resulting drawing:

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