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Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

Revit 2010 Imperial Tutorial

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Revit MEP lets you add color fills to spaces based on specific space parameters. Space color fill plans and
schedules can be helpful as design tools and as design communications documents.

In this exercise, you will create a space color fill plan using the lighting levels that you specified in the
previous exercise. Space color fills can be used with any parameter that exists for the space components.

Later in this exercise, you create a space lighting analysis schedule to aid in the layout of your lighting
design. The schedule includes a calculated lighting delta value, which is the difference between the required
and the calculated illuminance values.

Training File

■On the Quick Access toolbar, click

(Open).

■In the left pane of the Open dialog, click Training Files, and open Imperial\RME_Elec_Planning_03_i.rvt.

Create a color fill legend scheme

1Click Architect tab ➤ Room & Area panel drop-down ➤ Color Schemes.

2In the Edit Color Scheme dialog:

■Under Schemes, for Category, select Spaces.

■Under Schemes, click

(Duplicate).

3In the New Color Scheme dialog, for Name, enter Required Lighting and click OK.

4In the Edit Color Scheme dialog:

■Under Scheme Definition, for Title, enter Required Lighting Levels.

■For Color, select Required Lighting Level, and click OK to dismiss the alert message.

5In the Edit Color Scheme dialog:

■Under Scheme Definition, verify the By Range is selected.

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■Select the scheme for At Least 20.00 fc, and click

(Add Value).
This command adds a new value based on the split value of the unit you are adding the new
value after. For example, if you select the value for 20 fc and click Add, then the new value
will be 40 fc. If you select the value for 20 fc again and click Add, then the new value will
be 30 fc or half of the difference between the two values you are adding.

■With the scheme for At Least 20. 00 fc still selected, click

(Add Value) again.

■Select the scheme for At Least 40.00 fc, and click

(Add Value).

■Select the scheme for 30.00 fc, and click

(Add Value).

■Select the scheme for 50.00 fc, enter 75.00, and press ENTER.

■Select the scheme for 40.00 fc, enter 50.00, and press ENTER.

■Click OK.

Add a legend and apply the color scheme

6In the Project Browser, expand Views (Discipline) ➤ Lighting - Design ➤ Floor Plans, and
double-click Level 2 - Lighting CF.

7Click Architect tab ➤ Room & Area panel ➤ Legend.

8In the drawing area, click to place the legend to the right of the drawing.

9In the Choose Space Type and Color Scheme dialog:

■For Space Type, select Spaces.

■For Color Scheme, select Required Lighting.

■Click OK.

The color fill plan displays the required illuminance levels based on the key values previously
created.

164 | Chapter 7 Planning an Electrical System

Create a space lighting analysis schedule

10Click View tab ➤ Create panel ➤ Schedules drop-down ➤ Schedule/Quantities.

11In the New Schedule dialog:

■For Category, select Spaces.

■For Name, enter Space Lighting Analysis and click OK.

12In the Schedule Properties dialog, for Available Fields, double-click Number, Name, Level, Average
Estimated Illumination, and Required Lighting Level.

13Click Calculated Value.

14In the Calculated Value dialog:

■For Name, enter Lighting Delta.

■For Discipline, select Electrical.

■For Type, select Illuminance.

■For Formula, click Browse.

■In the Fields dialog, select Average Estimated Illumination.

■Click OK.

■In the Calculated Value dialog, for Formula, at the end of Average Estimated Illumination,
press the spacebar, type a hyphen, and click Browse.

■In the Fields dialog, select Required Lighting Level.

■Click OK twice.

15In the Schedule Properties dialog:

■On the Sorting/Grouping tab, for Sort by, select Level. Select Header. Select Blank Line.

■On the Formatting tab, for Fields, select Lighting Delta.

■Click Conditional Format.

■In the Conditional Formatting dialog, under Condition, for Test, select Not Between.

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■For Value, enter -5 fc and 5 fc.

■Click Background Color.

■In the Color dialog, for Custom Colors, select Red.

■Click OK three times.

The lighting delta values that are not within the conditional value of -5 fc and 5 fc are highlighted
in red.

16Close the file with or without saving it.

166 | Chapter 7 Planning an Electrical System

Designing an Electrical
System

In this lesson, you create electrical systems (including lighting circuits, power circuits, and switch systems) by establishing
logical connections between electrical components. You learn to:

■Add devices and fixtures using schedule to satisfy required lighting levels.

■Create circuits (with and without wire) to create the logical connections between devices and fixtures.

■Create power loads.

■Use the System Browser to check your design.

■Balance wire sizes and breaker service.

■Create a panel schedule.

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