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An MEP Engineer's Guide to Dynamo

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    People often associate Dynamo software with designing complex parametric geometry; but Dynamo software is not just a tool for creating funky shapes, it’s a whiz at processing all kinds of data. This class will demonstrate various examples of how Dynamo software has been applied to common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering tasks to make them more efficient or more accurate. We will cover linking Revit Space naming utility information to Revit software families, using Dynamo software as an engine for MEP calculations, using Dynamo software to give you visual feedback on how hard equipment is being asked to work in your design, and using Microsoft Excel as a source of data for much of the above. You also needn't worry if you are completely new to Dynamo software (most MEP folk will be), as we will cover enough basics to get you going before we dive into the advanced stuff.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover enough about Dynamo to get started
    • Learn how to link Revit Space information to Revit families for use in calculations
    • Learn how to use Dynamo as an engine for performing MEP calculations such as determining heating loads or flow rates
    • Learn how to pull data from Excel into Revit via Dynamo to inform calculations