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Revit 2017-MEP

This course helps you get up-to-speed with Autodesk Revit - MEP
Instructor:
Samaah Sultaan
127 students enrolled
English
Working with the Autodesk Revit software’s basic viewing, drawing, and editing commands.
Inserting and connecting MEP components and using the System Browser.
Working with linked architectural files.
Creating spaces and zones so that you can analyze heating and cooling loads.
Creating HVAC networks with air terminals, mechanical equipment, ducts, and pipes.
Working with Families
Know about the Different Kinds of Families
Creating plumbing networks with plumbing fixtures and pipes.
Creating HVAC and plumbing systems with automatic duct and piping layouts.

Revit is a design and documentation platform that supports the design, drawings, and schedules required for building information modeling (BIM), and allows for coordination among all team members.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

Know about Revit and BIM technology. Starting the software and recognize user interface. Control the saving reminder, assign default view discipline, apply color theme, customize the keyboard shortcuts, control the working of double-click mouse, and place the location of ready-made templates and library files. The safe and easy way to open the standalone file. Assign a starting view. Recognize project user interface.

Making relations between elements using Constraints. The difference between type properties and instance properties. Ways to select the various kinds of elements in a project. The function of TAB key. Create, save and modify a selection. How to control size of the element graphically.

Know about Basic Creation & Editing Tools. Creating a Revit project upon coordination type, the unit, and Discipline.

Adding project information. Linking a Revit model to a host model. The new addition in Revit 2017, Project base point option. Copy and Monitor levels to track any changes in model. Creating floor and ceiling plan views Creating new views using 3 types of duplicating options. Arranging files in project browser.

Talking about Families in Revit: The Different Kinds of Families. Working with Families in Revit project. Using the Family Editor to create and edit your own family. Shared Components in a Project and how we can scheduling them easily

Create a mass for a conceptual design, then create a mass floor at each level defined in the project. Create an energy model, based on the Revit architectural model. Place rooms in the building model. Specify conceptual types for energy analysis. Specify the project location. Export the model with analytical volumes to a gbXML file. Place spaces in the areas of the building. Use the zone tool to define spaces that can be controlled by environmental control systems, such as heating, cooling, and humidity control systems. Select a service type from more than 20 options. Use the Building/Space Type Settings dialog to specify default building type settings, including operational hours. Specify material thermal properties of building elements for energy analysis. Generate the energy analysis. Send the energy model to the cloud for simulation and analysis. Perform a Heating and Cooling Loads Analysis and recognize the heating and cooling loads report.

Using the Mechanical Settings dialog to configure component sizes, and the behavior of the mechanical systems. Install the BIMobject® App for Revit toolbar, to download all families you need in a project. Place mechanical equipment and air terminals for a duct system in a project. The different kinds of air systems and how can we create them. Specify configuration of the duct. The different between duct placeholder and duct tools, and how to use both. Create view templates and how can we apply them. Create callout views. Recognize the duct placement tools. How can we draw ductwork manual and using the generate layout. Specify rise or/ drop symbols used for a duct system. Place duct accessories. The different kinds of hydronic systems and how can we create them. Routing the piping using the Pipe commands in Plumbing & Piping panel, or by using connector on mechanical equipment.

Using the Mechanical Settings dialog to define default parameters that are applied separately to the systems and piping. Preparing the views to represent a plumbing discipline. Copy and Monitor plumbing fixtures. Create size catalogs according to an applications you working on. Adding Room tags which can be displayed values for related parameters, such as room number, room name, computed area, and volume. Create and apply a color scheme to levels. Placing Plumbing fixtures using the 3 options: placed on a vertical face, face, and work plane. How it’s easy to fix an elevation component issue, by Creating a Reference Plane. Enter the flow pressure and minimum sizes of fixture water supply pipes, to estimate the flow rate. Check  plumbing fixture’s elevations as the Code mentioned. Create Domestic and Sanitary Systems. Deal with pipe accessories. The way to change the layout, the material, or even the elements type in a plumbing project. Ways to speed up modeling your Plumbing design. How to slop your pipes using Offset Connections and Slopped Piping tools. Rout the (domestic & Sanitary) pipes. Inserting a data using Keynote tool.

A new chapter about how to deal with Sprinklers, place sprinklers, create a Fire Protection System, create a specific pipe for the fire protection system, Sprinklers Pipe Layouts, draw a supply riser.

Training Course Content will be updated monthly

Introduction

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What is Revit?

Revit is a design and documentation platform that supports the design, drawings, and schedules required for building information modeling (BIM), and allows for coordination among all team members.

BIM is an integrated workflow built on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through construction and into operation. 

In the Revit model, every drawing sheet, 2D and 3D view, and schedule is a presentation of information from the same virtual building model.

Revit provides schedules, quantities, and material takeoffs to quantify and analyze the components and materials used in a project.

How many times you’ve changed your design, and start over again, and wishing if you have a tool to buy you more time?

Revit gives a tool to explore alternative designs in the building model and develop, evaluate, and redesign building components and rooms within the same project, which means you will get a collection of possible solutions for a particular design problem.

When you’re working on a design, you need a reference Code according to the system you’re designing, a software to calculate, and another one for modeling.

Fortunately, all of that is provided in the same environment in Revit.

Revit provides a great tool for Energy Analysis to generate an energy analytical model, run energy simulations, and calculate heating and cooling loads.

In plain AutoCAD, if you change an element in section view, you must change it in all views as well.

In Revit, parametric change engine automatically coordinates changes made anywhere—in model views, drawing sheets, schedules, sections, and plans.

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About Resources

Practice is needed to be sure that you understand all tips in the course, when you start design or work on a specific project, you may get an error, or trouble to carry on, sometimes you will figure out the solution, sometimes you cannot. That’s why it’s important to download the practice materials that I have prepared for this course.

Dealing with the Product

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Education home
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Access to Education Home
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System requirements
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Download software
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Install Revit 2017
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Missing Templates or Libraries
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Energy Settings missing - Revit 2017

Troubleshooting

I am using the Revit 2017 (student version). The problem is, when I am recording a lecture about Energy Settings, I couldn’t find the tool.

I've checked the User Interface settings: <<Energy Analysis and tools>> is checked.

And the panel appears as shown.

Actually, this issue related to the recent Revit 2017.1 update, Autodesk merged the old Energy Analysis with this new service called "Insight", which is cloud-based.

All what you need to do is, downloading a hotfix, which will be found at the downloadable materials, or at their Site.

Simply download, launch the executable, and restart Revit, then have fun!

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BIMobject

If you were a user of Revit 2015, you might use an Autodesk Seek.

Autodesk Seek is a tool to search for product design content from AutoCAD® and Revit® products.

In 2017 release of Revit, the link to Autodesk Seek (seek.autodesk.com) now redirects to BIMobject.com.

BIMobject® Corporation provides free access to manufacturer-specific BIM objects.

First you need to download and install the BIMobject® App for Revit toolbar.

And log on, rather you create a new account on their site, or you can use your Autodesk account.

You can select the brand directly, and browse all families uploaded.

You can browse products and search for a Revit file directly in Revit without having to shift between windows. 

Type the word of the family, and click enter.

Click to select the family.

In the new page, you can know all info about that family.

Click Download.

Specify the file type, and click Download.

After loading is complete, a dialog appears to give you a chance to select the type you need.

You can use the filter to select it directly, then click to select the row, and click OK.

The family is created with 2015 release, and it should be upgraded.

Congratulations.

You’re ready now to insert the fan.

The BIMobject® App link: https://info.bimobject.com/apps/revit-app

See you in the next lecture.

About Revit

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About Revit

Revit is a design and documentation platform that supports the design, drawings, and schedules required for building information modeling (BIM), and allows for coordination among all team members.

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:   

  • Know about Revit and BIM technology.

  • Starting the software and recognize user interface.

  • Control the saving reminder, assign default view discipline, apply color theme, customize the keyboard shortcuts, control the working of double-click mouse, and place the location of ready-made templates and library files.

  • The safe and easy way to open the standalone file.

  • Assign a starting view.

  • Recognize project user interface.

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User Interface

Let’s start Revit software.

Starting with user interface, on the left, Project section within the recent projects list.

Use Open when you can’t find the desired project in the recent projects list.

New to create project using template from installed libraries or you can pick up one of these ready-made templates, which can be changed as you desire, I select the Imperial ready-made templates for different disciplines.

On Families section within the recent families.

Use Open when you can’t find the desired family in the list.

Use New to create a family from scratch, or use a block made in another software, and Autodesk Seek to download product for use in your Revit projects. 

To access commands easily, use Quick Access Toolbar, at the upper left of the screen.

At the right, there’s an Info Center, for logging on Autodesk server, exchanging Apps, and searching for specific subject in the community.

Revit within release year and the file name can be found at the upper middle.

Press Help drop-down list, to read more about subjects, use Help button.

To know about the latest updates in Revit, click What’s New?

Also, Autodesk provides some tutorials, articles, and Apps to get more knowledge and functions for the software.

Be aware that “Resources list is needed the internet connection”.

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Open Revit software
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Options Dialog

In Revit, you can control the saving reminder alert, assign default view discipline to display, select discipline tool to display in the ribbon, apply color theme, customize the keyboard shortcuts, control the working of double-click mouse, improve performance of Graphics, place the location of ready-made templates and library files, choose where the rendering will be done, and specify its files location, and control appearance of tools such as: SteeringWheels and ViewCube.

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Open a standalone Revit file

It’s too risky to click the Revit file to open, probably the project will be crashed.

The safe and easy way to open the standalone file is using Open command. There’re many ways to do that:

You can select the file from the list.

Using the Application menu, click Open list, select Project.

Open dialog box appears, navigate to the location where you’ve saved your file, select the file, and click Open.

Or you can use Open in Project section

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Opening A Standalone Revit Project
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Starting View

When you open a recent file, the last saved view will be displayed.

You can specify which view will be opened.

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Project User Interface

To access commands easily, use Quick Access Toolbar.

Quick Access Toolbar is located on the left side of the title bar.

In the Quick Access Toolbar, you will find tools such as open, save, undo, redo, tag, text, and switching to a 3D view.

Elements

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Introduction of Elements

Creating design geometry is often done parametrically in Revit, which means that the related elements in the design are defined by linked parameters defining the interaction between the two.

By the end of this chapter, you'll know about:

  • The three different types of elements in Revit project.                                                 

  • Making relations between elements using Constraints. 

  • The difference between type properties and instance properties.

  • Ways to select the various kinds of elements in a project.

  • The function of TAB key.

  • Create, save and modify a selection.

  • How to control size of the element graphically.

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Types of elements

Revit uses 3 types of elements in project: model elements, datum elements, and view-specific elements.

There are 2 types of model elements: Hosts and Model components.

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Apply Constraint with Dimensions

In Revit, any element in the model has a parametric linked defines its relationship with other element.

As this view, a relationship is created between the Grid and Curtain, which means if the grid moves, curtain moves instantly, if the grid aligns to another element, the curtain follows the grid.


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Element Properties
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Select Elements in a Linked Model [updated]
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Select Elements in a Linked Model [updated]
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Select Elements by Face [updated]
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Select Elements Using a Filter

When a selection includes elements of different categories, you can use a filter to remove unwanted categories from the selection.

For example, if the selection includes walls, windows, and furniture, you can use a filter to omit the furniture from the selection.


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Select All Instances

You can select all of the elements that are similar to the selected element in the current view, or throughout the project.


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Use Of The Tab Key

One of the most important keys on the Keyboard is the Tab key, which can be used to speed up our work on a project.


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Save Selection

When you need to control more than an element at once, you may need to create a selection, then save this selection in case you want to do changes again.


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Create Filter-Based Selection

Filters provide a way to override the graphic display and control the visibility of elements that share common properties in a view.


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Edit Selection

You can add or remove elements to a saved selection. All what you need to do is, selecting the saved selection, and click Edit button in Selection Panel.


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Drag and Flip Controls

You can control size of the element graphically using drag points which will be displayed once you select the element.


Basic Creation and Editing Tools

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The Navigation Bar

If you need to navigate a model in the active view (2D or 3D), use navigation tools, which can be accessed by using the Navigation Bar.

The navigation bar will be found at the upper right in the drawing area, which is activated by default.


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The ViewCube

In Revit, you can create different views of the building model, such as plans, sections, elevations, and 3D views.


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2D View and Section Box
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Section Box

Revit provides many tools to control View (2D and 3D), for 3D view you can use Section Box.


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Scope Box

Scope boxes are automatically visible in 3D views and in plan views whose associated Level intersects the scope box.

You can control the visibility of a scope box by resizing it, hiding it in a view, or setting its Views Visible property.


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Move

In Revit, you can use these techniques to modify and manipulate elements in the drawing area to achieve the desired design for the building model. Many of these tools are available on the Modify tab of the ribbon.


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Copy

Copy tool is not to make a copy in the same view only, but paste the required items in any other view or several views according to the vision of the designer. Revit provides several methods to copy one or more selected elements.


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Delete

The Delete tool removes selected elements from the drawing.


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Trim

Through working on a project, you may get gaps or disconnected systems in a building model, which means poor design and calculations.


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Mirror

The Mirror tool reverses the position of a selected model element, using a line as the mirror axis.


Set up a project

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Set up a project - Introduction

In Plain AutoCAD, when you made any changes in section, you must update all other views manually, which costs you time and effort. In Revit, all what you need is, doing the changes, and it will be updated automatically.

By the end of this chapter, you'll know about:

  • Creating a Revit project upon coordination type, the unit, and Discipline.

  • Adding project information.

  • Linking a Revit model to a host model.

  • The new addition in Revit 2017, Project base point option.

  • Copy and Monitor levels to track any changes in model.

  • Creating floor and ceiling plan views

  • Creating new views using 3 types of duplicating options.

  • Arranging files in project browser.

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New Revit Project

Revit software provides you a ready-made templates to start your projects according to your preferred unit, discipline, and coordination type.


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Create a project using no template

Create a project using no template

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Create a project using no template

After watching the previous tutorial, answer the question

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New Project
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Project Information

After creating the project, start adding project, client, and organization details.


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Linking a Revit Model

There are multiple options of collaborating in Revit, one of them is linking one model to another, to create a complete building model for the project.


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Link a model to another

Link a model to another

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Link a model to another

After watching the previous tutorial, answer the question

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Reload linked file
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Project base point

There are multiple options of collaborating in Revit, one of them is linking model or many to a host one, to create a complete building model or site for the project. New changes in release 2017 is, improving workflow and productivity.

By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to:

  • Position a Revit Model to another using Auto - Project Base Point to Project Base Point option.

  • Display a project base point of the model using Visibility/Graphic Overrides dialog.

  • Open the linked model in a different screen.

  • Reload the linked model.


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Copy and Monitor (Levels - Grids)

To track any changes in model, you do need to Copy Monitor grids and levels. To do that, in the project browser, expand tree view until you find Elevations (Building Elevation), double-click to open the South – Mech elevation view.


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Copy and Monitor levels
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Creating Initial Plan Views

After copied and monitored the linked model levels, start creating the Initial Plan Views.


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Duplicate Views

In Revit, you can work on different disciplines in a project, to coordinate all systems in the same model. If you have main views, it’s easy to duplicate them using three types depending on the design phase you’re going through.

By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to create new views using:

  • Duplicate.

  • Duplicate with Detailing.

  • Duplicate as a Dependent.


Introduction of Revit Families

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The Different Kinds of Families
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Revit Families

A family is simply a collection of elements with identical use, common parameters, and similar geometry. 

Working File: (rme_advanced_sample_project)

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System families

System families are defined within the Revit project file, not in an external family file. 

Working File: (Technical_school-current_m)

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System families
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System families
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Loadable families

Loadable families are families used to create building components such as doors,windows, furniture, and plumbing fixtures 

Working File: (rme_advanced_sample_project)

About Families

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Family types

Different elements belonging to a family may have different values for some or all of their parameters. These variations within the family are called family types.

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Family Editor

The Family Editor is a graphical editing mode that allows you to create and modify families to include in your project.

Working File: (Column)

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Components

You load families that contain nested components or nested and shared components into a project using the same methods as any other family. Working File: (The Second Home)

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Shared Components

A family that contains nested and shared families works as any other family within a project. Working File: (The Second Home)

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Parametrics

Working File: (rme_advanced_sample_project)

Working with Families

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Use Families in the Project

Create an instance of a family type in the project, or change the family type for an existing element. Working File: (rme_advanced_sample_project)

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Open the Family Editor

Use the Family Editor to make changes to existing families or to create new families.

Working File: (PIPE LAYOUT-END)

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Manage Families

Working File: (rme_advanced_sample_project)

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Import Family Types

Working File: (The Second Home)

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Delete Unused Families

Working File: (The Second Home)

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Adding a Subcategory to a Reference Plane
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Dimensions

Design Analysis

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Introduction of Design Analysis

Energy Optimization for Revit is a fast, reliable, and scalable tool for better building energy performance.

In this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Create a mass for a conceptual design, then create a mass floor at each level defined in the project.                                                 

  • Create an energy model, based on the Revit architectural model.

  • Place rooms in the building model.   

  • Specify conceptual types for energy analysis.   

  • Specify the project location.

  • Export the model with analytical volumes to a gbXML file.   

  • Place spaces in the areas of the building. 

  • Use the zone tool to define spaces that can be controlled by environmental control systems, such as heating, cooling, and humidity control systems.   

  • Select a service type from more than 20 options.

  • Use the Building/Space Type Settings dialog to specify default building type settings, including operational hours.   

  • Specify material thermal properties of building elements for energy analysis. 

  • Generate the energy analysis.

  • Send the energy model to the cloud for simulation and analysis.   

  • Perform a Heating and Cooling Loads Analysis and recognize the heating and cooling loads report.

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Introduction to Loads

If you seek to use Revit software for calculating loads and performing energy analysis, you need to prepare your building model by doing the next steps:

  • Activate the Room Bounding type property on the linked model itself to be able to place spaces in all areas to account for the entire volume of your building model.

  • Collect similar spaces to zone.

  • Assign Building and Space Type Parameters using tables which provide details about the assumptions used during energy analysis for each building type. These assumptions are based on ASHRAE standards.

  • Specify the project location, to be able to locate the nearest weather station.

  • Specify the building service which affects the results of an energy analysis performed using conceptual masses or building elements.

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About Energy Analytical Model

The most effective decisions for sustainable design can be made in the early design phases. Revit tools are built to help you to create energy models in the early design stage to make informed design decisions.

In this release, there’s a new addition to create the energy model that allows you to view and validate the model before submitting it for analysis.

By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to:

  • Display mass form and floors.

  • Know about Energy Analytical Model

  • Set Energy Analytical Model mode.

  • Know about Analytical schedules.


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Create a conceptual Massing Model

Masses and Mass Families

In Revit, You can create masses within or outside a project.

The masses within a project are called an In-place masses, which are used for mass forms that are unique to a project.


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Create a form using DWG file

I want to create a mass for a building which is drawn using Plain AutoCAD.


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Place a Mass Instance in a Project

After creating a mass family in the Family Editor, you can load the family, and place it in the project.


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Create an In-Place Mass

Create a mass that is specific to the context of the current project. This mass cannot be reused in other projects. In this tutorial, I am going to create an in-place mass for this building, which collected from several drawings made up using Plain AutoCAD.


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Adding Rooms

A room is a subdivision of space within a building model, based on elements such as walls, floors, roofs, and ceilings.

These elements are defined as room-bounding. Revit refers to these room-bounding elements when computing the perimeter, area, and volume of a room.


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Construction Types

A construction is defined as a type of exterior wall, roof, partition, ceiling, or non-glazed door.


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Analytical Space Resolution

If we have a missing elements, elements not set to room bounding and/or 'Gaps' > 1.5'-3'


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Basic Energy Settings

Energy settings control the behavior of the energy model creation. In the Energy Settings dialog, you can define location, mode for creating the energy model, ground plane, project phase, and other options.

 

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Exporting to gbXML

To perform energy analysis using other software, export the model to gbXML.

gbXML is an industry supported schema for sharing building information between disparate building design software tools.

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GBXML files
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Place Spaces

An accurate heating and cooling loads analysis can only be accomplished if spaces are placed.


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Space Tag

If some spaces in a view do not have tags, you can add tags to identify spaces in a project.


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