Welcome to this demonstration on otools – Auto Insulation

Contents

Introduction

Auto Pipe Insulation – Getting Started

Auto Duct Insulation – Getting started

Delete Pipe or Duct Insulation – Getting started

Other feature

Introduction

Otools Auto Insulation is a tool that assist you and your team with better and smarter pipe and duct insulation workflows.

The simple and intuitive toolset is capable of placing various insulation thicknesses on pipes or ducts – based upon a set of conditions you configure.The ability to place different insulations thicknesses on pipe and duct-series is made very easy. Revit users have only to define the thickness settings for different insulations tasks for either pipes or ducts. Afterward, the user just apply the task for any pipe or duct – based on its type or the system it belongs to.

With only one operation you are now capable of running auto insulate on your entire project.

Core functions:

  • Define insulation thickness settings for pipes and ducts
  • Create numerous tasks to run different insulation thickness settings, those between type or system for either duct or pipe
  • Execute insulation thickness tasks for the only check marked jobs
  • Run selected jobs on entire project or manually selected pipes/ducts
  • Save and reuse task and create company standards for insulating pipes/ducts and their fittings

Auto Pipe Insulation – Getting Started

  1. Open the otools ribbon and click on Auto Insulation

  1. Select Auto Pipe Insulation

  1. Click on “New” to create a new task. Define settings for how insulation for pipes and its connected fittings should be configured.

  1. Type a task name, select insulation type and create the insulation’s thickness settings. Use the “+” and “-“ signs in order to create new lines.

  1. Click on “OK” to save settings
  2. Select between Pipe System or Pipe Type and select any pipe type or system name. If Pipe System selected, then use the drop down menu to select any Pipe System. If Pipe Type selected, then use the same drop down menu to select a Pipe Type.

  1. Apply a task for the current configuration by using the dropdown menu

  1. Use the “+” and “-“ signs in order to create more configurations for other pipe type or piping systems.
  2. Apply a tickmark for those configurations you want to run. Apply tickmark under the field of State.
  3. Click on “Run” to execute the selected states.

Auto Duct Insulation – Getting started

  1. Open the otools ribbon and click on Auto Insulation

  1. Select Auto Duct Insulation

  1. Click on “New” to create a task to define settings for auto insulating ducts and its fittings.
  2. Type a task name, select insulation type and create insulations thickness settings. Use the “+” and “-“ signs in order to create new lines.
  3. Toggle between “Round Ducts” or “Rectangular Ducts” to define conditions for each duct-geometry. If round ducts selected, create insulation thickness settings, using different conditions for minimum and maximum duct size. If Rectangular ducts selected, create insulation thickness settings, using different conditions for maximum duct width and duct height.
  4. Click on “OK” to save your insulation settings.
  5. Choose between Duct System or Duct Type and select any duct type or system name. If Duct System selected, then use the drop down menu to select any Duct System. If Duct Type selected, then use the same drop down menu to select a Duct Type.
  6. Apply a task for the current configuration by using the dropdown menu
  7. Use the “+” and “-“ signs in order to create more configurations for other pipe type or piping systems.
  8. Apply a tickmark for those configurations you want to run. Apply tickmark under the field of State.
  9. Click on “Run” to execute the selected states.

Delete Pipe or Duct Insulation

  1. Open the otools ribbon and click on Auto Insulation

  1. Select either Delete Pipe Insulation or Delete Duct Insulation

  1. Select the appropriate tool you want to execute. Be aware that the tool deletes all insulations on the entire project.

Other feature

  • Remove the tickmark: “Run Tasks on Entire Project”, if you want to manually select elements (pipes or ducts incl. their fittings) to place insulate on.

  • Save your setting to a .xml file and share the tasks with any team member or create company standards for insulating pipes/ducts and their fittings.

  • Load pre-configured settings (.xml file) and apply Auto Insulate Task to your project