Pipe shape from curve is too heavy


As I know, the revit doesn’t work well with 2 degrees surface.
When I need to model the pipe ( handrail, cable…) I always need to convert the profile to 3 degrees curve and sweep flow the curve to make 3D pipe. The issue is the file will be really heavy.
I found only solution that converting the profile (circle to polygon line) then I have a lot of lines in the 3D shape. (not good for visual)
Does anyone has the same issue?
Any suggestion to improve the pipe shape?

Thank you,

I’d highly suggest taking the pipe parameters (size, curve, …) and creating native Revit pipes instead of imported custom geometry.

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I use the adaptive component for now.

Grasshopper driven Adaptive Components are fun. I have been experimenting with them lately.

I would be quite interested to hear how they work for you.

We released a version yesterday with a fix for this.

Now pipe shapes should transfer as CylindricalSurfaces. This should fix the problem for straight pipes.

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It’s sound really great. I will test it.

Thank you,

Hello. i’ve got a sprinkler system I would like to load to the revit model.
It’s been cleaned and I positioned all sprinklers on the lines with grasshopper.
What would be a good workflow to move from curve + points to pipes + sprinklers?clean sprinklers.3dm (428.7 KB) sprinklers-how to pass on to revit.gh (22.4 KB)