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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2013

ISBN: 978-1-118-46136-5
720 pages
August 2012
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An outstanding tutorial and reference for Autodesk Revit MEP

This Autodesk Official Training Guide is the detailed reference and tutorial you need to master the powerful Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 building information modeling software. The expert authors combine their considerable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing experience to help you quickly learn the interface and tools, get hands-on practice with real-world projects and tutorials, and master expert techniques and tricks that only pros who use the software on a daily basis know.

  • Explains how to integrate Revit MEP 2013 into workflows, worksharing, and schedules
  • Covers using Revit MEP for mechanical design, including HVAC load analysis and designing ductwork and piping
  • Covers using Revit MEP for electrical design, including lighting, power, communications, and circuits
  • Covers using Revit MEP for plumbing design, including water systems, fixtures, sanitary piping, and fire protection
  • Shows how to prepare models for analysis and import/export gbxml (green building xml) files
  • Addresses managing content, from symbols and annotations to creating devices, adding details, and producing sheets

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 is the complete guide to this popular software, with a companion website that provides before-and-after tutorial files so you can compare your work to that of professionals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  xxv

Part 1 • General Project Setup  1

Chapter 1 • Exploring the User Interface 3

Chapter 2 • Creating an Effective Project Template 33

Chapter 3 • Worksets and Worksharing 77

Chapter 4 • Project Collaboration 103

Chapter 5 • Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data 139

Chapter 6 • Parameters 159

Chapter 7 • Schedules  189

Part 2 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Mechanical Design 225

Chapter 8 • HVAC Cooling and Heating Load Analysis 227

Chapter 9 • Creating Logical Systems 257

Chapter 10 • Mechanical Systems and Ductwork .277

Chapter 11 • Mechanical Piping 305

Part 3 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Electrical Design 325

Chapter 12 • Lighting 327

Chapter 13 • Power and Communications349

Chapter 14 • Circuiting and Panels 383

Part 4 • Autodesk® Revit® MEP for Plumbing 411

Chapter 15 • Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other Piping) 413

Chapter 16 • Fire Protection 435

Part 5 • Managing Content in Autodesk® Revit® MEP 449

Chapter 17 • Solid Modeling 451

Chapter 18 • Creating Symbols and Annotations 485

Chapter 19 • Creating Equipment 507

Chapter 20 • Creating Lighting Fixtures 537

Chapter 21 • Creating Devices 563

Chapter 22 • Details.583

Chapter 23 • Sheets 607

Index  657

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Author Information

Don Bokmiller is a CAD/BIM Specialist at Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering in Norfolk, Virginia, and has more than 15 years of experience in the AEC field. Simon Whitbread has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, has taught Revit to students of all experience levels, and is a committee member for the Revit Technology Conference (RTC). Plamen Hristov is the Virtual Design Manager at Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc., and is leading the implementation of several BIM applications, including Revit.

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