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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2014: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

The ultimate reference and tutorial to harness the power of Revit MEP

This Autodesk Official Press book will help you develop your expertise with Revit MEP's core concepts and functionality. Based on the authors' years of real-world experience, this comprehensive reference and tutorial has been updated to cover all of the new features of Revit MEP, and includes best practices, techniques, tips, tricks, and real-world exercises to help you hone your skills.

  • Shows how to use the interface effectively, explains how to create and use project templates, and details ways you can improve efficiency with worksharing and collaboration

  • Addresses generating schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more

  • Looks at creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems; evaluating building loads; and placing air and water distribution equipment

  • Covers lighting, power receptacles and equipment, communication outlets and systems, and circuiting and panels

  • Zeroes in on creating water systems, plumbing fixtures and their connectors, water piping, and more

Featuring real-world scenarios and hands-on tutorials, this Autodesk Official Press book features downloadable before-and-after tutorial files so that you can compare your finished work to that of the professionals. It's the perfect resource for becoming a Revit MEP expert.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Authors
  4. Introduction
    1. Who Should Buy This Book
    2. What’s Inside
    3. The Mastering Series
    4. How to Contact the Authors
    5. For More Information
  5. 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 Display Settings for Views
      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 Files from Other Applications
      5. Setting Options for Quality Control
      6. Using Autodesk Revit Server
      7. Using Cloud-Based Solutions
      8. 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 Basics
      2. Using Parameters in Families
      3. Using Shared Parameters
      4. Using Parameters in Projects
      5. Working with Formulas
      6. 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
  6. Part 2: Autodesk 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. Performing Conceptual Energy Analysis on Your Building
      4. Analyzing Duct and Pipe System Pressure
      5. Exporting gbXML Data to Load-Simulating Software
      6. 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. Understanding Child and Parent Relationships in Revit Systems
      6. Using System Filters
      7. 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. The Bottom Line
  7. Part 3: Autodesk 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. Placing Devices and Equipment Connections
      3. Creating Power Distribution Systems
      4. Creating a Fire Alarm System Model
      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
  8. Part 4: Autodesk Revit MEP for Plumbing
    1. Chapter 15: Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other)
      1. Configuring the Plumbing Views
      2. Working with Plumbing Fixtures
      3. Working with Architectural Linked-in Plumbing Models
      4. Choosing Pipe Settings and Pipe Routing Options
      5. Using Fittings
      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. Routing Piping and Adjusting Settings
      5. The Bottom Line
  9. Part 5: Managing Content in Autodesk 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
  10. 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)
    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