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Switches Revit mep

Using face-hosted lighting switch families will keep your switches coordinated with the locations of their host walls. This does not mean that the movement of doors will not affect the hosting of your switches. Because you cannot constrain your switches to a distance from a door in a linked file, …

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Hosting Options for Lighting Fixtures and Devices Revit mep

Hosting fixtures and devices is important for coordination with other model elements and also reduces time spent modifying layouts to match design changes. There are a few different options for hosting, and you should choose the one that works best for the type of fixtures you are using and the …

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Lighting Revit mep

It may be difficult at first to see a good reason for making the effort to include lighting systems in a 3D building model. After all, lighting can be represented by drafting symbols, can’t it? Although that is true, a BIM project is much more than just creating a 3D …

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Using the Fluids Table Revit mep

You can add information concerning temperature, viscosity, and density to the fluids table. To do this, choose Home Plumbing And Piping and select the small arrow in the lower-right corner of the panel. This opens the Mechanical Settings dialog box. Next, choose Pipe Settings Sizes. Then duplicate one of the …

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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 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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Filters Save the Day Revit mep

James has been working on a medical facility in Revit MEP 2012. When he completes the project, he submits it to the state review board to make sure that the plans meet the state requirements for standards of care for health facilities. The only comments from the reviewer are that …

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Setting Up Piping Systems Revit mep

Mechanical piping benefits greatly from systems in Revit MEP 2012. Graphics, annotations, flow, and pressure loss can all be handled with a small amount of setup in your project template. Pipe systems also allow filters to apply to all components in the system, including the fittings. As discussed earlier in …

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Managing Systems Revit mep

Systemsare the logical connection between elements in the model. They are the link between the air terminal, the variable air volume (VAV) box, and the air handler, and they represent an additional layer of information above the physical connections made with duct and pipe. Without systems, ducts and pipes act …

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Weather Data Revit mep

Earlier in the chapter, we discussed building type, service type, and building construction, but another major component of energy analysis is the physical location of the building. The location determines environmental conditions such as outdoor air temperature and humidity and also ASHRAE climate zone data. To define the building location, …

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