In this class we will cover creating Revit Templates with focus on using Fabrication Parts in Revit. We will cover How's and Why's and more specifically, focus on managing title blocks, Schedules, Tag Families, Visibility Graphics and Filters.
CAD Managers, BIM Managers and Detailers at mechanical contractors looking to save time through standardization.
I have 14 years of industry experience. My first detailing job out of a Mechanical Engineering Technical College was creating 2D isometric weld maps for FDA approval at a pharmaceutical plant. In 2005 I started using the Fabrication CADmep (CAD-Mech back then) product to start doing what would eventually be called BIM. After a few more years with that contractor, I took a position with a much larger contractor. Within a year I became the Fabrication database manager. I started implementing company wide standards and training to boost productivity. A little over 3 years ago I started working for TSI as a support tech and worked my way up to Product Manager for Autodesk products along with managing the support department
See how Revit software can provide powerful insight to your model contents, and how your design team is building them through external data reporting. Information is most useful when presented in a format that is easy to explore and analyze. This class will demonstrate several techniques for getting information out of your models and into a format that you can more easily digest and visualize, all with the goal of helping you make better decisions. This session features Revit, Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
In this class, we will explore how to utilize Fabrication Parts in Revit software by taking a Revit project and going through the Design-to-Fabrication workflow. Once this has been reviewed and is complete, we will export out a Fabrication software file from Revit software that we will open up in Fabrication ESTmep software. Once inside of Fabrication ESTmep software, we will review the contents of the project and make any changes required. Then we’ll utilize the new estimating summary options to review the pricing and labor, and we’ll make any adjustments necessary. Once this is complete, we will review our options for sending the .MAJ to Fabrication CAMduct software and Fabrication CADmep software. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep.
This class will cover the importance of having an organized hierarchy of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) objects ready to be integrated with an asset management application, along with all the necessary attributes that should be included when a project reaches the procurement phase. We will step through the process of organizing the building asset into 4 major MEP disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Special Equipment), and how it is structured into different categories, types, groups, and codes, along with addressing the importance of defining systems and services. This session features Revit MEP and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
This session will discuss how to propel your company into Revit 2017 software, exemplifying the advantages of using a singular model throughout the preconstruction process. Learn how Victaulic’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) group made the transition to Revit software to go from design intent to fabrication spools using the improved functionality of Fabrication Parts. In this session we will take a Revit design model and convert to fabrication parts, make design and coordination changes, define and detail fabrication spools, and create all construction documentation without ever leaving Revit software. Attendees will gain first access to new Revit 2017 software add-ins that streamline this process with prepopulated templates and content libraries. The session will reinforce best workflow practices, and give users the tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep. AIA Approved
You know how to use Revit software—but are you using every tool at your disposal? Are there still more ways in which you can make the software do the routine tasks, enabling you to focus on your design? In this session, Tony and Brian will show how much you can do with Revit software if you never stop looking for ways to engage the software and pull out every stop. Starting with a kickin' template helps too. Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows are changing the way we design and construct buildings. In just 90 minutes, we will demonstrate that you can go from a blank file to a set of drawings—complete with schedules, details, analysis, systems, sheets, and more. Brian will create an architectural model, and then Tony will add the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems to a model created live within this session. This session features Revit, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
In this session, we will discuss making the jump from Fabrication CADmep software to Fabrication Parts in Revit software from the point of view of Comfort Systems USA. We will discuss the beginning, the current state, the struggles we encountered, and the future forecast. We will also discuss how this transition has impacted our organization. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep.
Revit MEP software is a powerful design tool in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) world. While we can’t automate the entire design of plumbing systems in Revit software, there are various workflows that we can automate for a quicker, more efficient way of design. Utilizing Revit software, this class will show how we can use Revit software’s piping systems, families with more useful information, and manipulation of some parameters to automate various workflows in our plumbing designs. These workflows include: automating the flow of roof areas in square footage or gallons per minute (GPM) in roof drainage piping, required cubic feet per hour (CFH) in gas piping, and GPM in hot-water return piping. The information in the families used will also enable us to create schedules for our drawings or calculation sheets. Attendees of this class should have a basic understanding of Revit software, but be looking to expand their knowledge of Revit software Piping Systems and BIM. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
Revit software systems help us to define the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design in several ways, but the main purpose is to understand the relationships between system equipment, such as air terminals to air handling units, or from light fixture to panel. This hands-on lab will teach you the comprehensive steps needed for controlling project system settings, and then it will demonstrate how to capitalize on (or disable) sizing and analysis tools related to the system. We’ll cover creating the target-source relationship between parts, and then we’ll review using the systems to improve the quality of your documentation. On top of this, you’ll get a project template that already defines everything in the class, so you can take advantage of these topics right away. The class will cover HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning), piping, and electrical items, so come and join us for this fast-paced but thorough lab—you’ll be glad you did! This session features Revit MEP and Revit. AIA Approved<br/><br/>
In the last years the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has adopted Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the main process for coping with project design, but often HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) engineers have faced waste of activities and creation of misleading project expectations. To avoid this, the Danish firm MOE has optimized the HVAC design process. This class will show the benefits of creating MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) models from project kickoff, where MEP geometry and data smartly increases its level of development (LOD) along all project phases, without losing information in phase transitions. It will show how to convert 2D lines into ventilation ducts and heating pipes, including their fittings via the Dynamo extension. It will show that dummy equipment families combined with Dynamo are capable of performing pressure loss and velocity calculations in early phases. It will publish a series of Dynamo nodes for HVAC design—for example, how to hook up open connections virtually via the Revit software API. Calculations are also available in intermediate phases. Moreover, we will show HVAC design quality control via Dynamo and BIM 360. This session features Revit MEP and A360. AIA Approved
Virtual reality (VR) isn't always for architects to show off their pretty designs! Viewing mechanical and electrical rooms before they’re constructed, and before equipment is purchased, is important from a constructability standpoint. Just because something fits in a space, doesn't mean the design works. Having a contractor, operations manager, or client walk-through and experience the space well before construction can help clarify the design intent. They can give insight on design “flaws” and layout preferences, which will help the designer to produce an efficient and clean design. This class will showcase case studies in which a design team at MCW Consultants Ltd. used VR to enhance and validate their design intent in a number of mechanical spaces. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
Come see the eVolve Revit software add-in from the end user’s perspective. The eVolve add-in facilitates in electrical design and detailing the automation of numerous manual tasks in detailing/installation drawings needed for fabrication, all via the Revit software platform. Corbins Electric, developer of this add-on, has taken Revit software for electrical to the next level. Revit software users now have highly intelligent custom family components, modeling tools, drawing creation tools, and visual-graphics tools. These tools improve productivity, efficiency, and accuracy—all to reduce waste and cost on the design and fabrication processes. Come hear Corbins explain why it was developed, as well as how much it has improved their efficiency. They will take you on their journey of how they employ eVolve add-in to expedite modeling, spooling/sheet sets, and layout performance. Corbins will showcase family content for modeling, output of material buyout to purchasing, as well as sheet-set creation. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
AU Las Vegas, MEP and Structrural Fabricators Forum