Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP: Autodesk Official Press

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP: Autodesk Official Press

By: Simon Whitbread (author), Don Bokmiller (author)Paperback

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Get up and running on Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 with this detailed, hands-on guide Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 provides perfectly paced coverage of all core concepts and functionality, with tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises that help you optimize productivity. With a focus on real-world uses and workflows, this detailed reference explains Revit MEP tools and functionality in the context of professional design and provides the practical insight that can only come from years of experience. Coverage includes project setup, work sharing, building loads, ductwork, electrical and plumbing, and much more, with clear explanation every step of the way. The companion website features downloadable tutorials that reinforce the material presented, allowing you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. This is your guide to master the capabilities of this essential productivity-enhancing tool. * Generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more * Evaluate building loads, and design logical air, water, and fire protection systems * Create comprehensive electrical and plumbing plans tailored to the project * Model your design with custom parameters, symbols, fixtures, devices, and more If you're ready to get on board this emerging design, collaboration, and documentation paradigm, Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 is the one-stop resource you need.

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About Author

Simon Whitbread has been using, implementing and teaching Revit since 2003. He is passionate about teaching and his students come from all levels of the construction industry: Building Services and HVAC Engineers, Design Architects, Technicians. From Interns to MD's, he has taught and given presentations around the world at events such as Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference, Australasia, North America and Europe (RTC). With a recent move to the UK, and now working for Autodesk, Simon specializes in providing Enterprise Level customers with Revit MEP support, training and implementation guidance.

Contents

Introduction xxv Part 1 General Project Setup 1 Chapter 1 Exploring the User Interface 3 The Ribbon 3 Using Tabs 4 Using Contextual Tabs 10 Customizing the Ribbon 13 Quick Access Toolbar 14 Additional User Interface Features 16 Options Bar 16 Properties Palette 16 View Control Bar 18 Status Bar 23 Info Center 23 Exchange Apps 24 User Interface Control 24 Menus and Settings 25 Keyboard Shortcuts 27 Graphics 29 Context Menus 30 The Bottom Line 33 Chapter 2 View Filters and View Templates 35 Understanding View Filters 35 Creating View Filters 35 Discipline Example: Filter for Wire Types 39 Visibility Settings Shortcut: View Templates 41 The Bottom Line 42 Chapter 3 Worksets and Worksharing 45 Understanding Central Files 45 Creating a Central File 46 Creating a New Workset 50 Working with Local Files 53 Creating a Local File 53 Synchronizing a Local File with the Central File 55 Managing and Using the Power of Worksets 59 Taking Ownership of Worksets 59 Working with Model Elements and Their Worksets 61 Controlling Visibility and Worksets 65 Enhancing Communication 69 Using Revit Server 71 The Bottom Line 74 Chapter 4 Project Collaboration 75 Preparing Your Files for Sharing 75 Working with Linked Revit Files 78 Linking Revit Files 79 Using Shared Coordinates 83 Managing Revit Links 85 Controlling Visibility of Revit Links 87 Coordinating Elements within Shared Models 92 Monitoring Elements 92 Responding to Change Alerts 98 Reconciling Hosting 99 Maintaining Project Coordination 100 Working with Files from Other Applications 100 Linking CAD Files 101 Exporting Your Revit File to a CAD Format 104 Linking IFC Files 106 Using Image Files in a Revit Project 108 Setting Options for Quality Control 111 Using Cloud-based Solutions 113 The Bottom Line 113 Chapter 5 Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data 115 2D Data Types 116 MicroStation 2D DGN 116 DXF 116 2D Data for Standard Details 117 2D Data for Plans, Sections, and Elevations 119 3D Data Types 129 Revit Project File 129 Project Phasing and Design Options 130 Revit Family File 131 ADSK 132 IFC 132 AutoCAD DWG 133 DWGs from Verticals 133 SketchUp 134 Other File Formats 134 Point Clouds 134 The Bottom Line 136 Chapter 6 Parameters 137 Understanding Parameter Basics 137 Choosing the Correct Parameter 138 Naming Parameters 138 Using Type Parameters 140 Using Instance Parameters 141 Setting Parameter Discipline, Type, and Grouping 142 Using Parameters in Families 146 Dimensional Parameters Lock Function 147 Parameter Types 147 Type Catalogs 149 Formulas 152 System Parameters 154 Lookup Tables 155 Using Shared Parameters 156 Using Parameters in Projects 162 Project Parameters 162 Parameters in Schedules 164 Creating and Using Parameters in Families and Schedules 165 View and Sheet Parameters 167 Working with Formulas 169 Sample Conditional Statements 170 Rounding 170 The Bottom Line 171 Chapter 7 Schedules 173 Defining Schedules 173 The Fields Tab 176 The Filter Tab 179 The Sorting/Grouping Tab 181 The Formatting Tab 182 The Appearance Tab 186 Editing a Schedule 186 Scheduling Component and System Family Data 190 Mechanical Equipment Schedules 191 Lighting Fixture Schedules 192 System Family Schedules 194 Model Component Schedules 198 Using Schedules for Design and Analysis 200 Schedule Keys 201 Panel Schedules 204 Using Schedules for Project Management t 207 Sheet List 207 View List209 Note Block 210 The Bottom Line 212 Part 2 Mechanical Design 213 Chapter 8 HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis 215 Modeling Spaces for Building Load Analysis 215 Creating Spaces 216 Placing Spaces 217 Creating a Space Properties Schedule 218 Modifying Space Properties 219 Creating Zones 221 Setting Building Construction Options 223 Performing Heating and Cooling Load Analysis 226 Load Analysis 228 Weather Data 228 Outdoor Air Infiltration 230 Sliver Spaces 230 Details 231 Heating and Cooling Loads Report 233 Performing Conceptual Energy Analysis on Your Building 238 Setting Up the Model 238 Keeping It Simple 241 Performing Energy Simulation 242 Analyzing Duct and Pipe System Pressure 244 Exporting gbXML Data to Load-simulating Software 245 The Bottom Line 247 Chapter 9 Creating Logical Systems 249 Why Are Systems Important? 249 Managing Systems 249 System Browser 251 Mechanical Settings 254 Setting Up Duct Systems 255 Understanding Duct Connectors 258 Creating Mechanical Systems 262 Setting Up Piping Systems 265 Understanding Piping Connectors 267 Creating Piping Systems 267 Creating Fire-protection Systems 270 Setting Display Properties of Systems 270 Understanding Child and Parent Relationships in Revit Systems 271 The Bottom Line 273 Chapter 10 Mechanical Systems and Ductwork 275 Air Distribution Components 275 Mechanical Equipment Components 278 Air-Conditioning/Handling Units 278 VAV Boxes 280 Heating and Cooling Elements 280 Ductwork 281 Duct Types and Routing 285 Creating New Duct Types 285 Using Automatic Duct Routing 285 Using Manual Duct Routing 291 Adjusting Fittings and Extending the Design 293 Duct Sizing 297 Choosing a Duct Sizing Method 298 Using the Duct Routing Tools 302 The Bottom Line 304 Chapter 11 Mechanical Piping 307 Mechanical Pipe Settings 307 Creating Piping Systems 308 Creating Pipe Types 311 Defining Fitting Angles 313 Selecting Fittings for Routing Preferences 314 Choosing Pipe Materials and Sizes 315 Adjusting the Pipe Sizing Table 315 Using the Fluids Table 315 Pipe Routing Options 316 Automatic Pipe Routing 316 Manual Pipe Routing 318 Pipe Fittings 326 Using Pipe Fitting Controls 327 Placing Valves 327 Adding Piping Insulation 328 The Bottom Line 329 Part 3 Electrical Design 331 Chapter 12 Lighting 333 Efficient Lighting Design 333 Spaces and Lighting 333 The Reflected Ceiling Plan 336 Lighting Worksets 338 Lighting Analysis 338 Hosting Options for Lighting Fixtures and Devices 342 Lighting Fixtures in a Ceiling 342 Lighting Fixtures in Sloped Ceilings 343 Ceiling Changes 344 Overhead Fixtures in Spaces with No Ceiling 345 Wall-mounted Lights 345 Switches 346 Site Lighting 348 The Site Plan 348 Site Lighting Layout 350 Site Lighting Analysis 350 The Bottom Line 354 Chapter 13 Power and Communications 355 Modeling Methods for Power and Systems Devices 355 Using Annotation Symbols 357 Using Face-hosted Families 358 Avoiding Interference of Symbols 360 Creating Circuits 362 Placing Devices and Equipment Connections 363 Disconnect Switches 364 Distribution Equipment and Transformers 366 Switchboards 367 Panels 368 Other Equipment 372 Creating Power Distribution Systems 373 Power Diagrams 375 Tips for Creating Power Diagrams 375 Creating a Fire Alarm System Model 376 Fire Alarm Riser Diagram 377 Fire Alarm Diagram Using Drafting Tools and Symbols 378 Modeling Conduit and Cable Tray 379 Defi ning Electrical Settings 381 Placing Conduit in a Model 383 Placing Cable Tray in a Model 387 Creating Family Types 387 The Bottom Line 388 Chapter 14 Circuiting and Panels 389 Establishing Electrical Settings 389 Wiring Settings 392 Voltage Definitions 394 Distribution Systems 395 Load Calculations 396 Creating Circuits and Wiring for Devices and Fixtures 400 Editing Wiring 403 Editing Circuits 405 Drawing Wires Manually 409 Controlling Wire Display 411 Managing Circuits and Panels 411 Circuit Properties 412 Wire Properties 412 Panel Properties 413 Other Panels and Circuits 416 Using Schedules for Sharing Circuit Information 416 The Bottom Line 419 Part 4 Plumbing 421 Chapter 15 Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other) 423 Configuring the Plumbing Views 423 Global Settings and View-specific Settings 424 Defining Systems Visibility Through Filters 425 Working with Plumbing Fixtures 425 Working with Architectural Linked-in Plumbing Models 427 Creating Custom Pipe Assemblies 428 Copying/Monitoring Plumbing Fixtures 432 Choosing Pipe Settings and Pipe Routing Options 435 Sloping Pipe 435 Annotating Invert Elevation and Slope 437 Using Fittings 438 Using Pipe Fitting Controls 438 Placing Valves 438 The Bottom Line 440 Chapter 16 Fire Protection 441 Understanding the Essentials of Placing Fire-Protection Equipment 441 Point of Connection 441 Fire Pump Assembly 443 Fire Riser Assembly 444 Sprinkler Heads 446 Creating Fire-Protection Systems 447 Creating a Fire-Protection Wet System 450 Filtering Fire-Protection Systems 451 Using Mechanical Joint Fittings 451 Routing Piping and Adjusting Settings 452 The Bottom Line 452 Part 5 Managing Content 453 Chapter 17 Solid Modeling 455 Solids and Voids 455 Extrusions 456 Blends 458 Revolves 460 Sweeps 462 Swept Blends 464 Joining Geometry 466 Voids 467 Reference Planes and Lines 469 Constraints and Dimensions 478 Visibility Control 481 In-Place Massing 484 The Bottom Line489 Chapter 18 Creating Symbols and Annotations 491 Using Drafting Tools in Revit 491 Drawing Arcs 493 Using Other Drawing Tools 494 Creating Filled Regions 495 Building a Symbol Library 496 Generic Annotations 496 Subcategories 497 Text and Labels 499 Detail Components 500 Controlling Visibility of Lines, Regions, and Annotations 502 Using Visibility Parameters 502 Using Constraints 506 Using Labels and Tags 509 Label Format Options 511 Labels and Linework 512 The Bottom Line 514 Chapter 19 Creating Equipment 515 Modeling MEP Equipment 515 Hosting Options 516 Family Categories 518 Detail Level 521 Geometry for Connection Points 522 Equipment Pads 523 Adding Connectors to Equipment Families 524 Duct Connectors 529 Pipe Connectors 532 Electrical Connectors 534 Multiple Connectors in Families 536 Creating Clearance Spaces 547 Adding Parameters and Constraints 550 Creating Loadable Families from In-Place 552 The Bottom Line 556 Chapter 20 Creating Light Fixtures 559 Understanding Types of Lighting Fixture Families 559 Nonhosted or Level-based Lighting Fixtures 560 Face-hosted Lighting Fixtures 566 Face-hosted Families for Wall-mounted Lights 567 Fixture Types Based on Dimensions 568 Fixture Types Based on Fixture Performance and Lighting Characteristics 569 Naming Conventions 572 Performing Lighting Analysis 572 Light Source Location 573 Light Source Definitions 575 Light Source Parameters 576 Using Fixture Families as Intelligent Objects 577 Using Parameters 577 Adding Connectors 578 Representing Light Fixtures on Construction Documents 579 The Bottom Line 586 Chapter 21 Creating Devices 587 Modeling Device Geometry 587 Category and Parameters 588 Geometry and Reference Planes 590 Using Annotations for Devices 595 Adding Parameters and Connectors 601 Using Parameters for Labels 602 Adding Connectors 603 The Bottom Line 607 Chapter 22 Details 609 Drafting and Detailing Tools 609 Line Styles 610 Regions 610 Detail Components 613 CAD Details 617 Using Drafting Views 618 Converting Details 618 Strategies for Creating a Detail Library 623 Inserting 2D Elements 625 Inserting Views 626 Model Detail Views 628 Plan Callouts 628 Section Callouts 631 The Bottom Line 633 Chapter 23 Sheets 635 Creating a Titleblock 635 Using Existing CAD Graphics 636 Using Text and Labels 637 Using Logos and Images 640 Working with Sheets in a Project 641 Organizing Project Browser Sheets 642 Placing Views on Sheets 644 Working with Viewports 647 Adding Annotations 649 Placing Schedules 649 Using Sheet Lists 650 Making Sheet Revisions 654 Printing Sheets 657 Exporting Sheets 659 The Bottom Line 661 Chapter 24 Fabrication 663 Specifying Fabrication Settings 664 Placing Fabrication Parts 666 Creating a Fabrication Layout 669 Editing a Fabrication Layout 671 The Bottom Line 679 Chapter 25 Creating a Project Template 681 Understanding Templates 682 Determining the Number and Types of Views Needed 682 Setting the Number of Levels 683 Working with Plan Types 683 Creating a Working View 683 Choosing Display Settings for Views 684 Visibility Settings for Template Views 686 Schedule Views 690 Establishing Project Settings 692 Object Styles 692 Drafting Line Settings 693 Export Settings 698 Annotation Styles 702 Project Units 707 Project Phases 709 Defining Preloaded Content and Its Behavior 712 Annotation Families 712 Component Families 714 System Families 717 MEP Settings 721 Creating Sheet Standards 723 Titleblocks 723 Defining Sheets 724 Understanding the Project Browser Organization 725 Discipline Grouping 726 Sorting Views within Groups 727 Sheet Organization 728 The Bottom Line 729 Appendix The Bottom Line731 Chapter 1: Exploring the User Interface 731 Chapter 2: View Filters and View Templates 732 Chapter 3: Worksets and Worksharing 732 Chapter 4: Project Collaboration 734 Chapter 5: Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data 735 Chapter 6: Parameters 735 Chapter 7: Schedules 736 Chapter 8: HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis 737 Chapter 9: Creating Logical Systems 739 Chapter 10: Mechanical Systems and Ductwork 740 Chapter 11: Mechanical Piping 741 Chapter 12: Lighting 742 Chapter 13: Power and Communications 743 Chapter 14: Circuiting and Panels 744 Chapter 15: Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other) 745 Chapter 16: Fire Protection 746 Chapter 17: Solid Modeling 747 Chapter 18: Creating Symbols and Annotations 748 Chapter 19: Creating Equipment 749 Chapter 20: Creating Light Fixtures 750 Chapter 21: Creating Devices 751 Chapter 22: Details 752 Chapter 23: Sheets 753 Chapter 24: Fabrication 754 Chapter 25: Creating a Project Template 754 Index 757

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781119059370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 816
  • ID: 9781119059370
  • weight: 1066
  • ISBN10: 1119059372

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