Synopses & Reviews
The expert authors relied on their years of experience to develop this exhaustive reference and tutorial. This perfectly paced book covers all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP, including interface, project setup and templates, worksharing, such mechanical concerns as building loads and ductwork, such electrical concerns as lighting and communications outlets, and such plumbing concerns as fixtures and water systems. The detailed book also features tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only authors who use the software daily in a professional environment can know and explain. This revision covers all of Revit MEP’s new features and includes more advanced electrical and plumbing information.
Part I explores the basics of the interface, how to create and use project templates, how to improve efficiency with worksharing and collaboration, how to generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more. Part II explores the mechanical side of Revit MEP. It includes chapters on creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems; evaluating building loads, including how to import and export gbxml (green building xml) files; placing air and water distribution equipment; duct routing and sizing; and mechanical pipe types, techniques, and connections. Part III covers the "E" in MEP and includes chapters on lighting, power receptacles and equipment, communication outlets and systems, and circuiting and panels. Part IV covers plumbing, including chapters on creating water systems, plumbing fixtures and their connectors, domestic water piping, and sanitary water piping. Part V explains how to best generate and model content. It includes chapters on solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, creating fixtures, and creating devices.
The book will feature real-world sidebars and hands-on tutorials that reinforce the detailed discussions. Readers will be invited to download before-and-after tutorial files from the supporting web site so that they can jump into any tutorial and compare their finished work to the pros'.
An outstanding tutorial and reference for Autodesk Revit MEP
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is the detailed reference and tutorial you need to master the powerful Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 building information modeling software. The expert authors combine their considerable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing experience to help you quickly learn the interface and tools, get hands-on practice with real-world projects and tutorials, and master expert techniques and tricks that only pros who use the software on a daily basis know.
- Explains how to integrate Revit MEP 2013 into workflows, worksharing, and schedules
- Covers using Revit MEP for mechanical design, including HVAC load analysis and designing ductwork and piping
- Covers using Revit MEP for electrical design, including lighting, power, communications, and circuits
- Covers using Revit MEP for plumbing design, including water systems, fixtures, sanitary piping, and fire protection
- Shows how to prepare models for analysis and import/export gbxml (green building xml) files
- Addresses managing content, from symbols and annotations to creating devices, adding details, and producing sheets
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 is the complete guide to this popular software, with a companion website that provides before-and-after tutorial files so you can compare your work to that of professionals.
Expertly Design Complex Building Systems
Master the powerful Revit MEP software with this detailed reference and tutorial. This Autodesk Official Training Guide walks you through every aspect of the design process and requirements for completing a building design and project submittal using this solution. From concept all the way through to documentation, you'll gain the hands-on skills you need to get it done quickly and efficiently.
The expert authors cover the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP, including the interface, project setup and templates, and worksharing. They also offer tips and tricks from their extensive experience that will help you use the software in a professional environment.
- Integrating Revit MEP 2013 into workflows, worksharing, and schedules
- Evaluating HVAC cooling and heating loads
- Using Revit MEP for mechanical design, including creating logical systems and mechanical systems ductwork, as well as piping
- Using Revit MEP for electrical design, including lighting, power, communications, circuits, and panels
- Using Revit MEP for plumbing design, including water systems, fixtures, sanitary piping, and fire protection
- Managing content, from symbols and annotations to creating devices, adding details, and producing sheets
Master the New Features and Functionality of Autodesk Revit MEP 2013
Apply BIM to Your Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing Design Process
Follow Tips, Tricks, and Real-World Exercises to Become a Pro
Gain the Skills to Best Generate and Model Content
Learn to Apply More Advanced Electrical and Plumbing Concepts
About the Author
Don Bokmiller is a CAD/BIM Specialist at Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering in Norfolk, Virginia, and has more than 15 years of experience in the AEC field. Simon Whitbread has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, has taught Revit to students of all experience levels, and is a committee member for the Revit Technology Conference (RTC). Plamen Hristov is the Virtual Design Manager at Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc., and is leading the implementation of several BIM applications, including Revit.
Table of Contents
Part 1 • General Project Setup 1
Chapter 1 • Exploring the User Interface 3
Chapter 2 • Creating an Effective Project Template 33
Chapter 3 • Worksets and Worksharing 77
Chapter 4 • Project Collaboration 103
Chapter 5 • Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data 139
Chapter 6 • Parameters 159
Chapter 7 • Schedules 189
Part 2 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Mechanical Design 225
Chapter 8 • HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis 227
Chapter 9 • Creating Logical Systems 257
Chapter 10 • Mechanical Systems and Ductwork .277
Chapter 11 • Mechanical Piping 305
Part 3 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Electrical Design 325
Chapter 12 • Lighting 327
Chapter 13 • Power and Communications349
Chapter 14 • Circuiting and Panels 383
Part 4 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Plumbing 411
Chapter 15 • Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other Piping) 413
Chapter 16 • Fire Protection 435
Part 5 • Managing Content in Autodesk® Revit® MEP 449
Chapter 17 • Solid Modeling 451
Chapter 18 • Creating Symbols and Annotations 485
Chapter 19 • Creating Equipment 507
Chapter 20 • Creating Lighting Fixtures 537
Chapter 21 • Creating Devices 563
Chapter 22 • Details.583
Chapter 23 • Sheets 607