Professional | ~5 hr.

Modeling and System Design Techniques for Mechanical Design

Course | Skill builder
Learn skills in Autodesk Revit to perform a range of real-world tasks encountered when working with mechanical systems.


Advanced modeling techniques and physical analysis tools available within Revit leverage valuable information within mechanical systems to drive design decisions.

Learn how mechanical modeling standards promote consistency and save time in many projects. Use a range of tools and techniques for effectively monitoring engineering design values within mechanical systems as changes are made to the physical model.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create duct and piping systems to suit project requirements.
  • Understand and work with tools to create conceptual mechanical layouts.
  • Convert placeholder systems to create detailed layouts.
  • Use analytical connections to create mechanical systems and reduce modeling time.
  • Use system connectors in mechanical designs and track model design data with color fill legends, tagging Revit Spaces, and filters.
  • Perform physical systems analysis to validate design data and then conclude your learning by creating advanced schedules in Revit.
  • Create and modify a simple schedule to improve the presentation of existing fields of data.

Course modules

~2 min.
Getting started

Getting started

~1 hr.
Mechanical model standards

Learn how to create ducts and pipes that align to industry standards. Then set properties for new duct and pipe system types to develop template standards or satisfy changing project requirements.

~15 min.
Mechanical conceptual to detailed design workflow

Learn how to use duct and pipe placeholders for early stage conceptual layouts. You’ll discover how to convert placeholders to create detailed layouts by using modification tools and components.

~30 min.
Advanced mechanical modeling methods

There are many advantages to using networks for physical piping, including quantification, coordination, and the ability to retrieve system information. Save modeling time for this work by using analytical connections.

~10 min.
System connectors in mechanical modeling

System connectors are essential because they determine the type of systems that can be created in a project. The configuration of those connectors determine the system behavior and associated information.

~1 hr. 20 min.
Mechanical model design data

Review the most effective information in your files. Learn to use a duct and pipe color fill legend to display and monitor important mechanical design information.

~35 min.
Physical systems analysis for mechanical design

Ensure the integrity of your data. Resolve system errors and issues by using the check system tools, including Show Disconnects and Check Duct Systems.

~30 min.
Advanced scheduling for mechanical design

Revit schedules are a powerful tool for verifying project data and driving changes in a project model. Create a simple schedule, combine parameters to improve presentation, and create a calculated parameter to display a custom data field.

~45 min.
Course challenge exercise

Course challenge exercise

~20 min.
Final test

Final test

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