Instructional Demo    ES125068
Take the Load Off Your Electrical (Engineer)
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Revit families were created to communicate with each other; we can push or gather data via their connectors, which lets us create some very powerful families and schedules. Using this data, we can coordinate across disciplines and decrease errors and design time. Mechanical can input values and provide electrical with the necessary information to properly design their systems with minimum effort. Parameters can be viewed as discreet bits of information you plug in to your equipment to populate your schedule-an arduous, tedious task. But if you look at how all those bits of data can affect all the other bits of data, and you can get them talking to each other, you'll have a useful design tool. Since engineering is chock-full of formulas, we'll look at how we can use these formulas to drive our parameters and streamline the design process. We'll look at how mechanical elements push data upstream to help calculate electrical loads.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to get data flowing from one family to another
  • Learn how to use formulas to automate tedious calculations
  • Learn how to use schedules to maximize productivity
  • Learn how to populate text parameters using lookup tables



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