Revit MEP – Building Services

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Course Aim

This easy-to-follow course is a perfect hands-on accompaniment to learning, aimed at helping all building services practitioners, whatever their skill levels, to quickly become proficient with Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, using the Autodesk Revit platform. Every chapter explains the fundamentals of the software, in the context of BIM methodology and market best practise, whilst referencing prevailing standards and protocols. Individual modules contain clear learning objectives with practical task based step-by-step examples, covering the software's core features and functionality, ensures you are productive from the very start of your learning. You can either work through every lesson to complete the full course, or individual lessons on the specific skills you need. The course contains helpful tips and tricks and will be an invaluable reminder of the topics covered in your learning and a source of reference for years to come.

Revit MEP – Building Services(3 days)

Module 00

Revit in a Nutshell

Module 01

Introduction to the Principles of BIM

What is BIM and what does it mean?

The benefits of BIM

What will BIM deliver?

Industry drivers

Introducing Levels of BIM

Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues

Module 02

UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation

Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout

Interrogating the model to extract views

     Plans, sections and elevations

     Displaced views, callouts and drafting views

     3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies

Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions

Introduction to basic Revit elements

Exercise on creating levels, grids and using dimensions and scope boxes

Module 03

Element Selection and Manipulation

Interactive session introducing object selection methods

Element properties and manipulation

Instance and Type parameters

Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps

Exercise on basic editing tools, trim, offset, align, etc

Module 04

Visibility Control and Categorisation

Project-Wide Settings

View Specific Overrides

Element Specific Overrides

Individual Line Overrides

Exercise on modifying element visibility

Module 05

Model Development Methodology

Is BIM just about 3D?

Information timeline and overload

How a project develops from a base template

The complexity of components

Controlling graphical display

Module 06

Establishing a Project

Project units -  Common, HVAC, Electrical and Piping

MEP settings, symbols and schematic design

Project commencement and collaboration

Linking CAD and Revit Architecture

Coordination review

Exercise on linking a Revit Architecture model and using copy/monitor tools

Module 07

Introduction to Building Elements

Basic wall definitions, floors, roofs and ceilings

Sketching rules and relating slabs to walls and supports

Slab slopes, roof design and ceiling definition

System family editing

Column and beam placement

Exercise on element placement techniques and developing a composite wall

Module 08

Equipment, Fixtures and Fittings

Family terminology

Component placement

Selecting the correct level - FFL, SSL, Floor Soffit and Ceiling Soffit

MEP workflow

Exercise on hosted elements, visibility controls and multi-storey design

Module 09

Introducing Systems

Setting up the project profile

Main systems

              Mechanical, Electrical and Piping

System browser, connectors and other air systems

Exercise on creating a system generated air supply layout

Module 10

Basic Schedules and Legends

Generation of tabular interrogations of the model

Scheduling Components

Style schedules


Exercise on creating a schedule and legend

Module 11

Geometry Formation and In-Place Families

Interactive session on the creation and manipulation of basic solid and void forms





Swept Blend

Exercise explores creating the above forms

Module 12

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical settings

Duct types and fittings

Creating duct and piping systems

Insulating and lining ductwork

Plant and equipment

Mechanical pipework, flanges and fittings

Exercise on completing and checking a ventilation system

Module 13

Electrical Systems

Equipment, devices and fixtures

Wiring, cable tray and conduit modelling

Circuits and switch systems

Exercise on electrical service type filters and their use

Module 14

Plumbing Systems

Plumbing settings

Plumbing fixtures

Creating plumbing systems

Creating sanitary systems

Domestic hot and cold-water systems

System browser

Exercise on creating a sanitary system, a piping system and a system type filter

Module 15

Spaces, Zones, Areas and Volumes

Differentiate between spaces, zones, areas and volumes

Defining spaces, bounding elements, tags and schedules

Computation for areas and volumes 

Using space data outside of Revit

Colour schemes and legends

Exercise on creating and manipulating spaces

Module 16

2D Draughting and Annotation

Introducing annotation tools and component categories

Detail component libraries

Repeating details

Lines and arcs

Text, Tags and keynotes

Exercise on generating and annotating a construction detail

Module 17

Sheet Compilation and Publication

Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish

Creating and populating sheets

Working with schedules

Publishing and document management

Module 18

Basic Subdivision and Collaboration

Introducing a BIM Strategy Document

Model management

Project team collaboration techniques

Transmittal and model issue protocols

Basics of large-model sub-division

Exercise on worksets and task allocation

Module 19

Introduction to the Principles of Family Editing

The basic process

10 stages for trouble-free family creation

Exercise on defining a fully parametric mechanical component

  • Understand BIM and describe the relevance and application of Revit in professional practice, within the BIM workflow
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to work with building services components and systems, following international best practice protocols to efficiently create 3D models as a basis for drawings, schedules and analysis applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technologies and practices relevant to the use of 3D drawing software
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement applied drawing package solutions to quantify building project components
  • Demonstrate the ability to use modern computer-based engineering software tools to solve well-defined building and services design problems and communicate effectively with the engineering community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of system design on function, quality and cost

This course is designed for new users of Autodesk Revit.