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Lecture    MP6679
Everything Electrical for Revit MEP
Don Sarmiento
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Description

The title of this class speaks for itself. You will learn everything you need to know about Revit MEP software, focusing entirely on the electrical side. Topics will include managing your project template; creating 2D annotation symbols and electrical families; creating more efficient diagrams; using filters for your electrical systems; and laying out fixtures. We'll also look at devices and equipment, circuiting, and scheduling. We will cover techniques for achieving better coordination between disciplines (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) and making the most out of Revit MEP software, and we will discuss some best practices. We will also share with you an actual project that implemented items discussed during this lecture.

Key Learnings

  • Learn different techniques for efficient diagrams and discover why it's better in Revit software—forget linked CAD files
  • Learn how to create efficient 2D annotations and electrical families and discover that it's not always about how they look, but how they work
  • Learn how to use filters for better workflow
  • Learn about coordination practices between electrical and mechanical, plumbing, and lighting, and discuss how we should we handle this

Speakers

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Don Sarmiento is a senior CAD technician at Arup, a multidiscipline engineering firm based in San Francisco, California, which has over 90 offices throughout the world. He has over 17 years of experience in electrical drafting, using AutoCAD software, AutoCAD MEP software, and Revit MEP software. He also worked as an electrical designer for over 5 years. Currently he is involved in the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit MEP software for the Electrical Group within Arup's America's region. He also provides internal training of Revit software and often presents at internal and regional meetings.
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Geoff Gunn is a Senior Electrical Engineer based in the Boston, Massachusetts office of Arup, a multidiscipline engineering firm which has over 90 offices throughout the world. He has experience in electrical engineering for a wide range of project types from University labs, healthcare facilities, and data centers. Geoff has detailed hands-on experience producing electrical engineering designs using AutoCAD® software, AutoCAD MEP® software, and Revit MEP® software. Geoff is always looking for new ways to introduce Building Information Modeling techniques into the electrical engineering process in order to simplify drawing production, improve accuracy, and enhance communication with Architect's and facility Owners. Geoff.gunn@arup.com
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