Sprinklers are often hosted components, placed on a vertical face, face, or work plane. For non-hosted sprinklers, it is important to specify the elevation according to the type of sprinkler. Pendent type sprinklers must be placed at an elevation that allows piping to connect from above the sprinkler. The piping for upright sprinklers is connected from below the sprinkler.
- Click Systems tabPlumbing & Piping panel Sprinkler and select a particular type from the Type Selector.
If prompted that you do not have a Sprinkler family loaded, you must load the family containing the fixture.
- On the ribbon, verify that Tag on Placement is selected to tag the sprinkler automatically. To include a tag leader, select Leader and specify the length.
- If you selected a hosted sprinkler, click Place Sprinkler tabPlacement panel Place on Vertical Face, Place on Face, or Place on Work Plane to specify a host component.
TipWhen placing a sprinkler on a work plane, it may be necessary to specify a Placement Plane on the Options Bar. When you specify Pick you can use the Workplace dialog to specify a new work plane.
- Move the cursor to where you want to place the sprinkler, and click.
If you placed a non-hosted sprinkler or wall hosted sprinkler, select the sprinkler in the view, click .
TipYou can press the Spacebar to rotate the sprinkler before placing it in the view. Each time you press the Spacebar, the sprinkler is rotated by 90 degrees.
- In the Type Properties dialog, under Constraints, specify an elevation that allows you to connect piping to the sprinkler.
For a non-hosted sprinkler, specify Level and Offset values. For a wall-hosted sprinkler, specify an Elevation value and click OK.