Much of a mechanical engineer's time can be spent doing calculations by hand, checking schedules against layouts and schematics, and manually sizing pipes and ducts; this can be very boring, and is likely to lead to inconsistencies in your deliverables. Revit software has the capability to link your 3D model, drawings, schedules, and calculations all together in one place, saving you precious time that should be spent on designing rather than adding up. This class will use live demos and presentation material to showcase new features like analytical pipe connectors, and old ones like pipe sizing, treatment plans, and calculations in families. You will also see some examples of Dynamo scripts and add-ins that we have developed to speed up our design processes and add intelligence to our models. Real project examples are used to show automation from concept design right through to detailed design, including space data, thermal loads, system connection, and sizing.
- Learn how to carry out mechanical calculations in Revit
- Get a good idea of how Dynamo can help mechanical engineers
- See how Revit can be used at early design stages for significant time savings
- Learn tips and tricks to get the best out of Revit (old and new features)
Ben Roberts is a chartered mechanical engineer and holds the position of Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivery leader for Hoare Lea, a role which involves pushing the boundaries of software tools, and enabling teams to deliver projects as efficiently and effectively as possible around the practice in the United Kingdom and Middle East. He specializes in using BIM models for design calculations. Roberts is an active member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) BIM steering group and the BSRIA BIM Network, and he is involved in developing many industry standards for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) BIM delivery. He has written articles for a variety of construction industry journals on the subject of BIM, and regularly presents and lectures on the subject around the world.