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Multi-pipe support configurator with Dynamo

As always everything is coming from my childhood…ops no, that's another story.
As always everything starts on a white recycled paper just in front of my keyboard; a simple idea becomes immediately a sketch with Revit parameters.


I tried many times different kind of plugins for automatic supports placement, but no one of these is able to create a multi-pipes supports (if I'm wrong, please let me know the name of the plugin). The idea for this script in Dynamo, is to create a support for a bounce of pipes going parallel for a while, and create a group that is possible to copy along the path. I'll not focus on the creation of the families that you need for the support but just to explain the main idea, I have 3 different pieces (steel bar, u-bolt and threaded rod) that I'll compose together to create the final support. The first challenge is to align the pipes to the same BOP (bottom of pipe) because they have to stand on the steel bar and locked with the u-bolt.  The bas…