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
- Learn how to automate flow calculation in storm piping
- Learn how to automate flow calculation in gas piping
- Learn how to automate flow calculation in hot-water return piping
- Learn how to produce automated schedules and calculation sheets
Derek Main is a plumbing engineer who has been with CannonDesign for 9 years. While working as an engineer, he is also the plumbing group’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) development leader for the firm. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in CADD, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology. Notable projects that Main has worked on include large healthcare facilities such as the Gates Vascular Institute and the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center in Buffalo, New York, and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (also in Buffalo). He has also worked on educational facilities, including the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and other building types such as dormitory buildings, parking ramps, and structures for Wegmans Food Markets. In addition, Main also co-authored “Advanced Building Information Modeling” in Plumbing Engineer (July 2014, clarification August 2014) and he is a Revit MEP Mechanical Certified Professional.