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Revit MEP

The Basics
Brendan Upton
Hyder Consulting

INTRODUCTION

Design Considerations
What to Model
Project Browser View Naming Organisation
Clash Detection
Schedules
Families Tips
p & Tricks
Documentation
Limitations
Working With IFC Format
Revit MEP New Features (Recap)
Navis Works & Rendering

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Start with an overall approach to your model


Have you thought about/Set up Standards for your Revit use?
Good idea to set up Standard templates!
No need to go into intricate detail
Remember that all families can be added to and updated quite
easily into a project
Start with boxes to represent the space of an item if needed
Set up Main Branches,
Branches Pipe runs etc.
etc first
Establish if work sets are required & set these up at the beginning

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WHAT TO MODEL

Need to draw some lines as where to stop


Are some things not needed to be modeled?
Keep in mind how large your model is or will be
The more small detail, the slower the Performance
Is the small detail ever going to be seen?

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PROJECT BROWSER VIEW NAMING ORGANISATION

Think about a plan of attack


Recommend setting a standard for view naming and sticking to it
Utilise the Project Browsers
Browser s organisation and filters capability
Recommend sort
by sub-discipline

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CLASH DETECTION

Run an interference check between selected elements


To access go to:
Tools > Interference Check >
R Ch
Run
Check
k

All interferences will be


located
Can sometimes be a
nuisance

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SCHEDULES

Will update with changes made to the elements in the model


Ability to add remove columns
Ability
y to format

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FAMILIES TIPS & TRICKS


Be sure to start from the right family template
- Ceiling Based
- Wall Based
- Floor Based
- Face Based

Work
o Plane-based
a e based families
a es
Continually test the parameters (Flex the model)
Use Reference planes

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SPACES & IES (The Basics!)


Create spaces to run Heating & Cooling load analysis
Ability to Reference Room names & Numbers from
li k d model
linked
d l with
ith space ttags

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FAMILIES TIPS & TRICKS


Work Plane-based families
Ability to place family items on any plane

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With the Work Plane-Based


Feature on, a light fitting can
be aligned to the underside
of a ramp.

DOCUMENTATION

Prepare Company Standards etc


Set up standard template for standard settings you desire:
- Line Weights
g
- Object Styles

Presentation views & Annotation


Utilizing 2 views overlaid on each other
Pinning the view on a sheet

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DOCUMENTATION
3D Model

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2D Documentation

DOCUMENTATION
3D Model

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2D Documentation

DOCUMENTATION
3D Model

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2D Documentation

LIMITATIONS

Cable Trays
Reflected Ceiling Plan view
MEP Australian Content
IFC Issues import/export

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PROCESS OF WORKING WITH IFC FORMAT


IN/OUT OF REVIT
Architect produces model in Archicad
Archicad model exported out to IFC format
Integrity of IFC model checked in Solibri model checker
& file size is reduced
IFC model is imported into Revit and linked into MEP model
MEP main design elements produced (duct work, piping etc) in 3D
MEP model exported
p
back to IFC and issued back to Architect,,
along with DWF
Coordination and collaboration by Architect using Navisworks
All Details & Schematics were produced in AutoCAD
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ISSUES FROM WORKING WITH IFC FORMAT


Still a way to go for 100% integrity of IFC model geometry
Export/Import settings limited in both Revit & Archicad
File
e ssize
eo
of Arch
c model
ode o
once
ce imported
po ted to Revit
e t is
s qu
quite
te large
a ge
(200MB+)

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NEW FEATURES RECAP

Draw in Elevation & Section Views (Major improvement!!!)


Applying slopes
Justifying
y g Ductwork & Piping
p g
View Template improvements
Spaces & Zones
Heating & Cooling Loads
Navigation Tools View Cube & Steering Wheels
Formatting Schedules

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NAVISWORKS & RENDERING

Coordination with other file types


Clash Detection
Quick Review of Models for non CAD Users
Rendering & Animations

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Thank yyou
Questions ?

Brendan Upton