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Instructional Demo    ES11064
Creating Smarter Revit MEP Families
Andrew Duncan
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Description

Revit software is a very powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform, but you can squeeze a lot more out of it by investing some time into your families. This class will take you over some innovating methods for making your Revit MEP software families more powerful and easier for your teams to use. Do you want to be able to use the information in your families in formulas but don't know where to start (Inconsistent Units!)? Do you have families that are difficult for users to configure because you need more than just a box? Do you use equipment that is so bespoke that you don't feel you can build a standard family for it? This class will show you how to overcome all of these issues and more so that you get more value out of the time you spend building Revit MEP software families.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to make families with complex geometry that can be customized easily by users on projects
  • Discover how template families can be used to preconfigure connectors, parameters, and so on, for bespoke equipment such as air handling units
  • Learn how to use formulas in families to automate calculations
  • Learn how to use access zones in families to reserve access and maintenance space

Speakers

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Andrew is MEP BIM Manager for one of Arup's large multidisciplinary building teams based in London.He is passionate about harnessing the power of software to aid design innovation and attentively tracks the emergence of new technologies. He constantly challenges the limits of what's new or possible and continuously strives to achieve an excellent outcome.Most of Andrew's experience thus far has been accumulated whilst working with some of the world's finest architectural practices. The challenges that such complex and bespoke projects present have led to Andrew to develop a deep understanding of a wide variety of BIM applications and processes.Andrew is Arup's MEP representative at London Revit User Group, has represented Arup at Autodesk University on a number of occasions and also regularly attends other BIM networking events. He is also currently studying for an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at the University of Salford.
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