This class will discuss and present ways to more effectively utilize Revit software for electrical design by better utilizing the data already in the model to perform calculations and checks. Rather than spending days working on the energy code calculation counting the fixtures and space square footages, imagine if you could print out a Revit software schedule with all the information needed to fill out COMCheck in a matter of minutes. Revit software can also be used to help the senior engineers and the QA/QC Teams quickly to check the electrical backbone of a building for things like over- and under-loading of electrical panels/transformers, as well as branch circuit loading to check breaker size, wire size, and load classification with all the information exactly as it is currently modeled. A series of schedules can also compare the current mechanical/plumbing schedules with the current electrical design load to ensure they match. You can use filters to check for uncircuited items as a quick back check.
This class will provide an overview of best practices and tips for smooth interoperability between AutoCAD Electrical software and Inventor software. We will demonstrate the best practices for integrating the toolsets built in to each package and capitalizing on the current workflows. The class will involve demonstrations in both Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical.