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Massing and Using Architectural Models for Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2013 Analysis

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    You want MEP building analysis, but there is no architectural model. Are you kidding? Should you continue with 2D or maintain your skills and create your own building model using the conceptual massing tools? MEP building analysis is easy when you use the massing tools in Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 software—a largely underused tool for the MEP designer. In this class, you will discover how to build an analysis model using linked 2D data as a wireframe model. From this wireframe, we will construct a mass model, add external walls and windows, and populate the interior with walls rooms and spaces. We will continue the process, creating a space schedule for checking and naming purposes and exporting to gbXML. Additionally, we will take a look at some of the new features in Revit MEP 2013 that enable you to make best use of a linked architectural file—whether you use the data attached to the architect's model or override it in the design analysis model.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover that conceptual massing can be fast, accurate, and fun!
    • Identify the problem areas in a conceptual linked Revit file and explain how to resolve them
    • Construct a conceptual mass in Revit MEP 2013
    • Override the different options for building materials in the analytical model