Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2011

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2010 - Computers - 624 pages
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Master all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP

Revit MEP has finally come into its own, and this perfectly paced reference covers all the core concepts and functionality of this fast-growing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing software. The authors collate all their years of experience to develop this exhaustive tutorial that shows you how to design using a versatile model.

You'll discover tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only authors who use the software daily in a professional environment can know and explain.

  • Explores the basics of the interface, how to create and use project templates, how to generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more
  • Examines the mechanical side of Revit MEP, including chapters on creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems and evaluating building loads
  • Delves into how to best generate and model content, including solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, and more

Featuring real-world sidebars, hands-on tutorials, and a supporting Web site, this reference allows you to jump into any tutorial and compare your finished work to the pros.

 

 

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Contents

Part1GeneralProjectSetup
1
Exploring the User Interface
3
Creating an Effective Project Template
25
Establishing Project Settings
37
Defining Preloaded Content and Its Behavior
50
Creating Sheet Standards
58
Worksets and Worksharing
63
Working with Local Files
70
Creating Fire Protection Systems
412
The Bottom Line
420
Part5ManagingContentinRevitMEP
421
Solid Modeling
423
Creating Symbols and Annotation
449
Visibility Control of Lines Regions and Annotation
459
Labels and Tags
465
Parameters
471

Visibility and Worksets
79
Best Practices for Sharing Projects with Consultants
83
Working with Linked Revit Files
86
Coordinating Elements within Shared Models
96
Working with NonRevit Files
104
Options for Quality Control
112
Schedules
117
Scheduling Component and System Family Data
130
Using Schedules for Design and Analysis
137
Using Schedules for Project Management
144
Details
151
CAD Details
158
Strategies for Creating a Detail Library
164
The Bottom Line
172
Sheets
173
Working with Sheets in a Project
179
Part2RevitMEPforMechanical
199
Creating Logical Systems
201
HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis
219
Performing Heating and Cooling Load Analysis
229
Exporting gbXML Data to LoadSimulating Software
239
Mechanical Systems and Ductwork
243
Mechanical Piping
265
Pipe Fittings
279
Part3RevitMEPforElectrical
285
Lighting
287
Site Lighting
301
The Bottom Line
308
Power and Communications
309
Creating a Fire Alarm System Model
319
Power Distribution Systems
333
Circuiting and Panels
345
Creating Circuits and Wiring for Devices and Fixtures
353
Managing Circuits and Panels
366
Part4RevitMEPforPlumbing
373
Plumbing Domestic Sanitary and Other Piping
375
Plumbing Pipe Settings
386
Fire Protection
405
Parameters in Families
477
Shared Parameters
483
The Bottom Line
493
Creating Equipment
495
Adding Connectors to Equipment Families
501
Creating Clearance Spaces
517
Creating Lighting Fixtures
523
Fixture Families as Intelligent Objects
538
The Bottom Line
545
Creating Devices
547
Annotations for Devices
554
Parameters and Connectors
559
Parameters for Labels
560
The Bottom Line
564
Appendix The Bottom Line
567
Creating an Effective Project Template
568
Worksets and Worksharing
569
Best Practices for Sharing Projects with Consultants
570
Schedules
571
Details
572
Sheets
573
Creating Logical Systems
574
Mechanical Systems and Ductwork
575
Mechanical Piping
576
Lighting
577
Power and Communications
578
Circuiting and Panels
579
Plumbing Domestic Sanitary and Other Piping
580
Fire Protection
581
Solid Modeling
582
Creating Symbols and Annotation
583
Parameters
584
Creating Equipment
585
Creating Lighting Fixtures
586
Creating Devices
587
Index
589
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About the author (2010)

Don Bokmiller has trained hundreds of Revit MEP users in his role as an application engineer for Inlet Technology, an Autodesk Channel Partner. He has worked in the architectural/engineering design community for more than 12 years. Don has been a valued member of the beta testing team since Revit MEP's first release, is an active and well-known AUGI forum participant, and contributes to the Revit blog BIM Wits (bimwits.blogspot.com).

Marvin Titlow is Technology Manager at Michael Brady, Inc. He has been working in the HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection design fields since 1987 and has been a valued Revit MEP beta tester since its inception.

Simon Whitbread is a Revit MEP Specialist at Beca. He has over 25 years ofexperience in construction design and drafting.

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