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Revit Fabrication Parts: Getting Past Service Setup
Hands-on Lab    FAB226609-L
Ralph Schoch
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Description

When switching to Revit software using MEP Fabrication Parts, one of the first hurdles you need to cross is understanding how to get services and service templates configured in MEP Fabrication Parts. Many companies are making the transition to MEP Fabrication Parts from AutoCAD and Revit system family routing workflows. Knowing how to navigate the services in MEP Fabrication Parts is key. You will be surprised by how little customization is required to get a basic service to function correctly in Revit. Many of the settings that Fabrication CADmep software and Fabrication ESTmep software require are not necessarily required when using these services in Revit. We will cover how to deal with issues of connectivity and routing while in Revit and what changes to the database will improve routing and product selection.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how different routing methods in Revit use the service differently
  • Learn how to quickly create a service from scratch and begin routing
  • Learn how customizing parts can speed product selection
  • Learn simple button mapping to optimize design-to-fabrication conversions

Speakers

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Ralph Schoch is the Revit, Technology, and Internal Support Manager in the Construction Piping Services Division (CPS) at Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems. For 22 years he has been devoted to 3D piping system layout and design for global projects large and small. His interest in 3D modeling software led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops Revit families and add-in applications that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. These families and tools have been used around the world from engineering to construction with full fabrication from the Revit model. In addition to Revit, Ralph has experience in Fabrication CADmep, Navisworks, Inventor, Solidworks, and Bentley Autoplant. He is a board member for the Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group and is a member of Autodesk Developers Network and Professional Member of AUGI.
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