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Mechanical Pipe Settings Revit mep

When setting up the mechanical piping to route, you will want to apply the proper pipe material. The purpose of this is to provide a more accurate layout by showing the correct pipe sizes and fittings for that system. You will have to adjust several areas to set this up …

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Using the Duct Routing Tools Revit mep

Now that you have reviewed the process of using the duct routing tools, you will learn how to apply them in a simple exercise: 1. Open the Chapter10_Dataset.rvtfile found at www.sybex.com/go/ masteringrevitmep2012. 2. Open the floor plan view 1 – Mech, as shown in Figure 10.39. You will see that …

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Choosing a Duct Sizing Method Revit mep

Although the sizing method you choose can be applied to an entire system, this is not necessarily the most efficient way to do things. If there are 5,257 objects in your system, it’s probably not a great idea to ask your computer to process that amount of information—it may take …

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Duct Sizing Revit mep

The most important factors to consider when using the duct sizing tools are that the ducts form part of a system and that this system should have a nominated name that suits your design (not a default), which is created at the same time as the system being created. The …

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Adjusting Fittingsand extendingthe design

The duct justification tool has been given a big makeover in Revit MEP 2012. Selecting a duct or a run of ducts/fittings gives the user the option to change justification with greater ease than in previous releases. Select your duct run and from the Modify tab, select Justify. This opens …

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Using Manual Duct Routing Revit mep

For the experienced design drafter, using the automatic tools may seem too limiting. However, wih experience and use, most users eventually settle for a variety, sometimes for no better reason than “a change is as good as a rest.” Sometimes, however, the manual tool is much more efficient, especially when …

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Using Automatic Duct Routing Revit mep

When using the automatic routing tools, as a rule of thumb you should work on small sections—all the feeds to a VAV box is one good example. This means the computer has fewer objects to  and the routing suggestions have less room for error. Before even starting this process, check …

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Creating New Duct Types Revit mep

Although it may be tempting to create types such as Extract and Supply, try to keep these names more specific, such as Stainless-2D Radius/Taps or Galvanized-Mitered/Tees. This way, the user has to think about only what material the duct is constructed of. Although using a name that specifies Supply or …

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VAvBoxes Revit mep

Generally created as nonhosted families, variable air volume (VAV) terminal boxesare usually mounted somewhere within the ceiling void, suspended from the underside of the slab above. In terms of placement, these are given an offset. Using the Properties palette, the offset can be predefined prior to the VAV being placed …

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Air Conditioning/Handling Units Revit mep

The heart of the mechanical air system, air conditioning/handling units, can start life as generic “boxes” with intake and exhaust. Although basic in construction and with no manufacturer data attached, generic ACs/AHUs can have the same number of parameters as more-detailed families. Similar in dimension and performance, the concept box …

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