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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2015: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

The definitive guide to Autodesk Revit MEP

The expert author team for this Autodesk Official Press book has employed their years of experience to develop this exhaustive reference and tutorial, which is perfectly paced to cover all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP including:

  • Navigating the interface

  • Project setup and templates

  • Worksharing

  • Mechanical concerns such as building loads and ductwork

  • Electrical concerns such as lighting and communications outlets

  • Plumbing concerns such as fixtures and water systems

  • This revision covers all of Revit MEP's new features and includes more advanced electrical and plumbing information. In addition, the book features real-world sidebars and hands-on tutorials that reinforce the detailed discussions, along with downloadable before-and-after tutorial files to help you complete the hands-on projects. This Autodesk Official Press book is the perfect resource for becoming a Revit MEP expert.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Publisher's Note
    5. Dedication
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. About the Authors
    8. 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
    9. Part 1: General Project Setup
    10. Chapter 1: Exploring the User Interface
      1. The Ribbon
      2. Quick Access Toolbar
      3. Additional User Interface Features
      4. Menus and Settings
      5. The Bottom Line
    11. Chapter 2: Creating an Effective Project Template
      1. Understanding Templates
      2. Determining the Number and Types of Views Needed
      3. Choosing Display Settings for Views
      4. Establishing Project Settings
      5. Defining Preloaded Content and Its Behavior
      6. Creating Sheet Standards
      7. Understanding the Project Browser Organization
      8. The Bottom Line
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. Chapter 5: Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data
      1. 2D Data Types
      2. 3D Data Types
      3. The Bottom Line
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. Part 2: Mechanical Design
    18. 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
    19. Chapter 9: Creating Logical Systems
      1. Why Are Systems Important?
      2. Setting Up Duct 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
    20. 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
    21. Chapter 11: Mechanical Piping
      1. Mechanical Pipe Settings
      2. Pipe Routing Options
      3. Pipe Fittings
      4. The Bottom Line
    22. Part 3: Electrical Design
    23. Chapter 12: Lighting
      1. Efficient Lighting Design
      2. Lighting Analysis
      3. Hosting Options for Lighting Fixtures and Devices
      4. Site Lighting
      5. The Bottom Line
    24. 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
    25. 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
    26. Part 4: Plumbing
    27. 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
    28. 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
    29. Part 5: Managing Content
    30. 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
    31. 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
    32. 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
    33. 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
    34. Chapter 21: Creating Devices
      1. Modeling Device Geometry
      2. Using Annotations for Devices
      3. Adding Parameters and Connectors
      4. The Bottom Line
    35. 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
    36. 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
    37. 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
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