AutoDesk Revit MEP


Course Description


To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk Revit MEP Fundamentals training guide has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP system from engineering design through construction documentation. The training guide is intended to introduce students to the software user interface and the basic HVAC, electrical, and piping/plumbing components that make the Autodesk Revit MEP software a powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. The objective is to familiarize students with the tools necessary to create, document, and print the parametric model. The examples and practices are designed to take you through the basics of a full MEP project from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.




Course Content

 

Getting Started

• Introduction to for Autodesk Revit MEP 2013

• Starting Revit for the First Time

• Opening a Project File

• Identifying the User Interface Components

• Understanding the Ribbon

• Understanding the Options Bar

• Understanding the Application Menu

• Understanding the InfoCenter Toolbar

• Understanding the View Controls

• Starting a New Project

 

 Elements and Families

• Understanding Revit

• Understanding Bidirectional Associatively

• Recognizing Parametric Relationships

• Understanding Families

• Working with Model Elements

• Working with View Specific Elements

• Placing Elements from the Project Browser

• Loading Families and Using Type Catalogs

• Finding Families Using Autodesk Seek

• Editing Families Within a Project

 

 Modeling Essentials

• Understanding Revit MEP Workfow

• Linking an Architectural Model

• Understanding Datum Elements

• Creating and Modifying Levels

• Controlling Datum Visibility

• Understanding Spaces

• Placing Spaces

• Placing Space Separators

• Understanding HVAC Zones

• Creating HVAC Zones

• Setting and Showing the Active Work Plane

• Creating Reference Planes

• Modeling Accurately with Length and Angle Snap Increments

• Working with Object Snaps

• Using Visualization Aids When Working in 3DViews

• Coordinating Between Mechanical and Electrical Disciplines

• Understanding Mechanical Settings

 

Basic Tools

• Selecting Objects

• Saving Selection Sets

• Copying and Moving Objects

• Rotating Objects

• Creating Linear Arrays

• Creating Radial Arrays

• Scaling Objects

• Mirroring Objects

• Using the Clipboard for Copy And Paste

• Splitting Objects

• Creating Elements Consistently With Match Type and Create Similar

• Aligning Objects

• Trimming and Extending Objects

• Offsetting Objects

• Pinning Objects in Place

• Deleting Objects

• Measuring versus Dimensioning Objects

• Understanding Element IDs

• Understanding and Reviewing Warning Messages

• Reporting and Displaying Coordinates

 

 Design Analysis

• Enabling the Sun Path Diagram

• Creating a Solar Study

• Controlling Construction Types

• Understanding Building and Space Type Settings

• Specifying Energy Settings

• Performing an Energy Analysis

• Calculating Heating and Cooling Loads

• Exporting gbXML Files

• Rendering Views to Analyze Lighting

• Managing Lighting with Groups

 

HVAC Airside

• Understanding HVAC Airside Workfow

• Adding Mechanical Equipment

• Placing Air Terminals

• Creating Duct Systems

• Modeling Ductwork

• Placing Duct Placeholders

• Defning Duct Routing Preferences

• Generating Duct Layouts

• Sizing Ductwork

• Adding Duct Accessories

• Modifying Ductwork and Fittings

• Adding Duct Insulation

• Analyzing Duct Systems

• Checking Duct Systems

• Creating Duct Pressure Loss Reports

• Understanding HVAC Airside Scheduling

• Understanding HVAC Airside Tags General Piping

 

General Piping

• Modeling Piping

• Placing Pipe Placeholder

• Defning Pipe Routing Preferences

• Adding Pipe Accessories

• Modifying Piping and Fittings

• Adding Pipe Insulation

• Creating Parallel Pipes

• Modeling Sloped Pipe

 

HVAC Piping

• Understanding HVAC Piping Workflow

• Creating Piping Systems

• Generating Pipe Layouts

• Sizing Pipe

• Analyzing Piping Systems

• Checking Piping Systems

• Creating Pipe Pressure Loss Reports

• Understanding HVAC Piping Tags

 

Plumbing

• Understanding Plumbing Workflow

• Adding Plumbing Fixtures

• Using Copy/Monitor for Plumbing Fixtures

• Placing Pipe Connectors

• Creating Plumbing Systems

• Creating Piping System Types

• Working with Piping Components

• Laying Out Plumbing Systems

• Creating Risers and Under floor Views

• Understanding Plumbing Scheduling

• Understanding Plumbing Tags


Electrical Systems 

• About Electrical Systems

• Placing Electrical Components

• Creating Electrical Circuits

• Cable Trays and Conduit

• Electrical Panel Schedules


Views and Sheets

• Creating Plan Views and Reflected Ceiling Plan Views

• Creating a Plan Region

• Creating Section Views

• Segmenting a Section View

• Creating Callout Views

• Creating Drafting Views

• Creating a Reference View

• Duplicating Views

• Creating Match lines and View References

• Creating Additional View References

• Aligning Views on Sheets with a Guide Grid

• Placing Schedules on a Sheet

• Using a Sheet List and Placeholder Sheets

• Creating Custom Title blocks

• Creating a Key Plan

• Managing Sheet Issues and Revisions

•Creating Revision Clouds and Tags

•Adding a Revision Schedule to a Title block

 

Creating graphics

• Creating Supplemental Drawings View Graphics

• Working with Visual Styles

• Understanding Scale and Detail Level

• Understanding Plan View Range

• Understanding View Templates

• Creating View Templates

• Applying and Assigning View Templates

• Creating View Types

• Understanding Object Styles

• Understanding Visibility and Graphic Overrides

• Creating Element and Category Graphic Overrides in a View

• Creating Filter Overrides

• Understanding Temporary Hide Or Isolate and Viewing Hidden Elements

• Understanding Crop Regions

• Understanding Annotation Crop Regions

 

Schedules and Tags

• Placing Element Tags by Category

• Creating a Schedule and Specifying Fields

• Modifying Schedules with Filters

• Modifying Schedules with Sorting and Grouping

• Modifying Schedule Formatting

• Modifying the Schedule Appearance

 

Annotation

• Working with Text Annotations

• Checking Spelling in a View

• Finding and Replacing Text

• Modifying Text Type Properties

• Creating Keynotes

• Modifying Keynotes and Keynote Settings

• Creating a Keynote Legend

• Managing Arrowheads

 

Printing and Publishing

• Understanding Printing and Publishing

• Printing and Managing Print Settings

• Printing to PDF

• Publishing Files to Buzzsaw

 

 

Duration

 2 hours lecture, 3 lectures per week, 30 hours

 

    
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