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Mastering: Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012

Book Description

The best tutorial and reference to provide extensive coverage of Revit MEP

This perfectly paced Autodesk Official Training Guide covers all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP, Autodesk's hot mechanical, engineering, and plumbing software. Hands-on, real-world tutorials reinforce the detailed discussions on a variety of Revit MEP topics, including interface, project setup and templates, worksharing, as well as 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.

  • Serves as the only hands-on reference and tutorial to cover Autodesk Revit MEP in exhaustive detail

  • Explores the interface and walks you through creating and using project templates

  • Devotes extensive coverage to each aspect of Revit MEP: mechanical, electrical, and plumbing

  • Includes chapters on solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, and more

  • Shares tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only professionals who use the software every day can provide

To strengthen the learning experience, readers can download before-and-after tutorial files from the supporting web site so they can jump into any tutorial and immediately compare their work to that of the professionals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Credits
  4. Copyright
  5. Dear Reader
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Authors
  9. Introduction
    1. Who Should Buy This Book
    2. What’s Inside
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. For More Information
  10. Part 1: General Project Setup
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring the User Interface
      1. The Ribbon
      2. Quick Access Toolbar
      3. User Interface Features
      4. Menus and Settings
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 2: Creating an Effective Project Template
      1. Understanding Templates
      2. Understanding the Project Browser Organization
      3. Determining the Number and Types of Views Needed
      4. Choosing How to Display Each View
      5. Establishing Project Settings
      6. Defining Preloaded Content and Its Behavior
      7. Creating Sheet Standards
      8. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 3: Worksets and Worksharing
      1. Understanding Central Files
      2. Working with Local Files
      3. Managing and Using the Power of Worksets
      4. Controlling Visibility and Worksets
      5. Enhancing Communication
      6. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 4: Project Collaboration
      1. Preparing Your Files for Sharing
      2. Working with Linked Revit Files
      3. Coordinating Elements within Shared Models
      4. Working with Non-Revit Files
      5. Setting Options for Quality Control
      6. Using Revit Server
      7. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 5: Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data
      1. 2D Data Types
      2. 3D Data Types
      3. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 6: Parameters
      1. Understanding Parameter Properties
      2. Using Parameters in Families
      3. Using Shared Parameters
      4. Using Parameters in Projects
      5. The Bottom Line
    7. Chapter 7: Schedules
      1. Defining Schedules
      2. Scheduling Component and System Family Data
      3. Using Schedules for Design and Analysis
      4. Using Schedules for Project Management
      5. The Bottom Line
  11. Part 2: Revit MEP for Mechanical Design
    1. Chapter 8: HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis
      1. Modeling Spaces for Building Load Analysis
      2. Performing Heating and Cooling Load Analysis
      3. Exporting gbXML Data to Load-Simulating Software
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 9: Creating Logical Systems
      1. Managing Systems
      2. Setting Up Air Systems
      3. Setting Up Piping Systems
      4. Setting Display Properties of Systems
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 10: Mechanical Systems and Ductwork
      1. Air Distribution Components
      2. Mechanical Equipment Components
      3. Ductwork
      4. Duct Types and Routing
      5. Duct Sizing
      6. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 11: Mechanical Piping
      1. Mechanical Pipe Settings
      2. Pipe Routing Options
      3. Pipe Fittings
      4. Visibility of Pipes
      5. The Bottom Line
  12. Part 3: Revit MEP for Electrical Design
    1. Chapter 12: Lighting
      1. Efficient Lighting Design
      2. Lighting Analysis
      3. Hosting Options for Lighting Fixtures and Devices
      4. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 13: Power and Communications
      1. Modeling Methods for Power and Systems Devices
      2. Creating a Fire Alarm System Model
      3. Placing Devices and Equipment Connections
      4. Creating Power Distribution Systems
      5. Modeling Conduit and Cable Tray
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 14: Circuiting and Panels
      1. Establishing Electrical Settings
      2. Creating Circuits and Wiring for Devices and Fixtures
      3. Managing Circuits and Panels
      4. Using Schedules for Sharing Circuit Information
      5. The Bottom Line
  13. Part 4: Revit MEP for Plumbing
    1. Chapter 15: Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other Piping)
      1. Working with Plumbing Fixtures
      2. Working with Architectural Linked-in Plumbing Models
      3. Choosing Pipe Settings and Pipe Routing Options
      4. Using Fittings
      5. Setting Visibility of Piping
      6. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 16: Fire Protection
      1. Understanding the Essentials of Placing Fire Protection Equipment
      2. Creating Fire Protection Systems
      3. Using Mechanical Joint Fittings
      4. Fire Protection Pipe Settings and Routing
      5. The Bottom Line
  14. Part 5: Managing Content in Revit MEP
    1. Chapter 17: Solid Modeling
      1. Solids and Voids
      2. Reference Planes and Lines
      3. Constraints and Dimensions
      4. Visibility Control
      5. In-Place Massing
      6. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 18: Creating Symbols and Annotations
      1. Using Drafting Tools in Revit
      2. Building a Symbol Library
      3. Controlling Visibility of Lines, Regions, and Annotations
      4. Using Labels and Tags
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 19: Creating Equipment
      1. Modeling MEP Equipment
      2. Adding Connectors to Equipment Families
      3. Creating Clearance Spaces
      4. Adding Parameters and Constraints
      5. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 20: Creating Lighting Fixtures
      1. Understanding Types of Lighting Fixture Families
      2. Performing a Lighting Analysis
      3. Using Fixture Families as Intelligent Objects
      4. Representing Light Fixtures on Construction Documents
      5. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 21: Creating Devices
      1. Modeling Device Geometry
      2. Using Annotations for Devices
      3. Adding Parameters and Connectors
      4. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 22: Details
      1. Drafting and Detailing Tools
      2. CAD Details
      3. Strategies for Creating a Detail Library
      4. Model Detail Views
      5. The Bottom Line
    7. Chapter 23: Sheets
      1. Creating a Titleblock
      2. Working with Sheets in a Project
      3. Using Sheet Lists
      4. Making Sheet Revisions
      5. Printing Sheets
      6. Exporting Sheets
      7. The Bottom Line
  15. Appendix: The Bottom Line
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring the User Interface
    2. Chapter 2: Creating an Effective Project Template
    3. Chapter 3: Worksets and Worksharing
    4. Chapter 4: Project Collaboration
    5. Chapter 5: Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data
    6. Chapter 6: Parameters
    7. Chapter 7: Schedules
    8. Chapter 8: HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis
    9. Chapter 9: Creating Logical Systems
    10. Chapter 10: Mechanical Systems and Ductwork
    11. Chapter 11: Mechanical Piping
    12. Chapter 12: Lighting
    13. Chapter 13: Power and Communications
    14. Chapter 14: Circuiting and Panels
    15. Chapter 15: Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other Piping)
    16. Chapter 16: Fire Protection
    17. Chapter 17: Solid Modeling
    18. Chapter 18: Creating Symbols and Annotations
    19. Chapter 19: Creating Equipment
    20. Chapter 20: Creating Lighting Fixtures
    21. Chapter 21: Creating Devices
    22. Chapter 22: Details
    23. Chapter 23: Sheets
  16. Index