Click Start Routing at the bottom of the MEP Routing palette. The button’s text changes to Stop Routing, indicating that Routing is in progress.
The Toolbox automatically switches to the relevant straight segment-type tool (Duct, Pipe or Cable Tray).
Click in the active window to begin Routing. The Tracker appears along with feedback to indicate the placement of the first element.
Note: You can begin a Routing operation at the connection port of a placed MEP element. See Begin Routing at Existing MEP Element.
Start placing the elements: as you click, multiple MEP elements are connected to each other using the parameters and spatial arrangement you just set in the Routing palette. (The Routing palette settings will override the corresponding default settings of the active tool.)
Draw a straight segment as long as you need. When you click to complete this input, the program will divide the segment into duct/pipe segments whose length is defined in Design > MEP Modeling > MEP Preferences: Duct or Pipe Segment Length Limit.
Note: In the Floor Plan window, ARCHICAD’s Guide Lines appear during Routing to assist you (provided that Guide Line display is turned on). The Guide Lines during an MEP operation automatically reflect the Standard Bend Angles defined in Design > MEP Modeling > MEP Preferences.
In the 3D window, temporary grids indicate the input plane.
The next click completes the element, but the operation continues: keep clicking to place additional elements on the route.
Press Backspace to delete the most recently placed route element.
Press ESC to cancel a Routing operation.