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Representing MEP Systems as Graph Data for Rapid Simulation and Analysis

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    In this class, we will consider how mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems can be designed from end to end as graph data. We'll see how the graph can connect all parts of the system, including spaces and walls, as well as conventional MEP elements. We'll also go through how the graph can expand to encompass complexity at each stage of the design—from initial conception to design development and, finally, to use. We'll go through an example application of MEP graph data using Revit software, Azure, and the Forge platform. With this application, we’ll see how other algorithms can use graph data for rapid simulation and analysis.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover how MEP systems can be designed as graph data
    • Discover how Revit, Forge, and Azure can be used to work with MEP graph data
    • Appreciate how the MEP graph data can be stored and queried
    • Discover how algorithms can utilize the graph data for rapid simulation and analysis