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Revit Systems Analysis Features and Framework—Creating Custom Workflows

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    Systems analysis is a new set of features and framework in Revit software that enables building and HVAC systems design engineering and analysis workflows to be conducted in a significantly more BIM (Building Information Modeling)-integrated, open, and extensible way. Built using EnergyPlus and OpenStudio in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Revit systems analysis provides a fast, reliable, and—critically—entirely open and extensible way to use Revit for many kinds and variations of systems analysis workflow—from early conceptual system selection and sizing to detailed design, code compliance, and even as-built/operational energy. Note that this class is intended to provide a look under the hood of Revit systems analysis, equipping you with the knowledge to create your own custom systems analysis workflows with ease and confidence. For a general introduction to Revit systems analysis seek out other related classes and resources provided.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover how Revit enables new systems analysis workflows in a significantly more BIM-based, open, and extensible manner
    • Learn how EnergyPlus and OpenStudio power Revit Systems Analysis, and learn how to use it to write your own measures and workflows
    • Learn how to use example custom workflows provided as the basis of creating your own workflows
    • Discover more resources on using OpenStudio and EnergyPlus with Revit to create your own systems analysis workflows