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Industry talk    MEP21252
Revit Plug-in: Automated Hanger and Seismic Bracing Layout and Design for MEP Systems
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This session will present the new DeWalt Corporation Hanger Design plug-in for Revit software, which automates the placement and design of hangers and trapeze assemblies for common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, such as pipe, duct, conduit, and cable trays. The placement of these assemblies has historically been based on “rule of thumb” sizing and spacing and/or prescriptive rules from various trade-specific handbooks that do not necessarily comply with current building-code requirements or structural point-load limitations. Modeling MEP systems in Revit software offers many advantages for coordination, prefabrication, consolidation of parallel runs, and placement of cast-in-place hanger inserts. This new tool analyzes these systems, and automatically places hanger/trapeze assemblies, anchors, and seismic bracing per building-code requirements with engineering calculation reports automatically generated. Product-specific content is placed in the model with exporting schedules for field layout, prefabrication, and procurement. This session features Revit and BIM 360 Layout. AIA Approved

Key Learnings

  • Learn how Revit can be used to efficiently model conduit, pipe, duct, and tray
  • Discover requirements and challenges for hanging and bracing MEP systems
  • Understand typical workflow for designing seismic bracing and how this can be simplified with the DeWalt plug-in
  • Learn how to export information from the DeWalt plug-in for layout, prefab, and procurement

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