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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

Get up and running on Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 with this detailed, hands-on guide

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 provides perfectly paced coverage of all core concepts and functionality, with tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises that help you optimize productivity. With a focus on real-world uses and workflows, this detailed reference explains Revit MEP tools and functionality in the context of professional design and provides the practical insight that can only come from years of experience. Coverage includes project setup, work sharing, building loads, ductwork, electrical and plumbing, and much more, with clear explanation every step of the way. The companion website features downloadable tutorials that reinforce the material presented, allowing you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros.

This is your guide to master the capabilities of this essential productivity-enhancing tool.

  • Generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more

  • Evaluate building loads, and design logical air, water, and fire protection systems

  • Create comprehensive electrical and plumbing plans tailored to the project

  • Model your design with custom parameters, symbols, fixtures, devices, and more

  • If you're ready to get on board this emerging design, collaboration, and documentation paradigm, Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 is the one-stop resource you need.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Author
    6. Introduction
      1. Computer Maintenance
      2. What's New in Revit 2016
      3. Who Should Buy This Book
      4. What's Inside
      5. The Mastering Series
      6. How to Contact the Author
      7. For More Information
    7. Part 1: General Project Setup
      1. 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
      2. Chapter 2: View Filters and View Templates
        1. Understanding View Filters
        2. Visibility Settings Shortcut: View Templates
        3. 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. Using Revit Server
        7. 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 Cloud-based Solutions
        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 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
    8. Part 2: 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. 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. 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
    9. Part 3: Electrical Design
      1. 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
      2. Chapter 13: Power and Communications
        1. Modeling Methods for Power and Systems Devices
        2. Creating Power Distribution Systems
        3. Creating a Fire Alarm System Model
        4. Modeling Conduit and Cable Tray
        5. 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
    10. Part 4: 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
    11. Part 5: Managing Content
      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. Creating Loadable Families from In-Place
        6. The Bottom Line
      4. Chapter 20: Creating Light Fixtures
        1. Understanding Types of Lighting Fixture Families
        2. Performing 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
      8. Chapter 24: Fabrication
        1. Specifying Fabrication Settings
        2. Placing Fabrication Parts
        3. The Bottom Line
      9. Chapter 25: Creating a 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. Appendix: The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: Exploring the User Interface
      2. Chapter 2: View Filters and View Templates
      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 Light Fixtures
      21. Chapter 21: Creating Devices
      22. Chapter 22: Details
      23. Chapter 23: Sheets
      24. Chapter 24: Fabrication
      25. Chapter 25: Creating a Project Template
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