Autodesk Revit MEP is a building information modeling (BIM) software created by Autodesk for professionals who engage in MEP engineering. MEP stands for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, which are the three engineering disciplines that Revit MEP addresses. By utilizing BIM as opposed to computer-aided drafting (CAD), Revit MEP is able to leverage dynamic information in intelligent models — allowing complex building systems to be accurately designed and documented in a shorter amount of time. Each intelligent model created with Revit MEP represents an entire project and is stored in a single database file. This allows changes made in one part of the model to be automatically propagated to other parts of the model, thus enhancing the workflow for Revit MEP users.
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Autodesk® Revit® MEP software is the building information modeling (BIM) solution for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers, providing purpose-built tools for building systems design and analysis. With
Revit MEP, engineers can make better decisions earlier in the design process because they can accurately visualize building systems before they are built. The software’s built-in analysis capabilities helps users create more sustainable designs and share designs using a wide variety of partner applications, resulting in optimal building performance and efficiency. Working with a building information model helps keep design data coordinated, minimizes errors, and enhances collaboration among engineering and architecture teams.
Building Systems Modeling and Layout
Revit MEP software’s modeling and layout tools enable engineers to create mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems more accurately and easily. Automatic routing solutions enable users to model the ductwork, plumbing, and piping systems, or manually lay out lighting and power systems. Revit MEP software’s parametric change technology
means that any change to the MEP model is automatically coordinated throughout the model. Maintaining a single, consistent model of the building helps to keep drawings coordinated and reduce errors.
Things You can do with Autodesk Revit MEP
1. Duct and Pipe System Modeling
Intuitive layout tools enable easier model modifications. Revit MEP automatically updates model views and sheets, helping to maintain document and project consistency. Engineers can create HVAC systems with mechanical
functionality and provide 3D modeling for ductwork and piping as well as modify the model by dragging design elements onto the screen in almost any view. Modeling can also be done in both section and elevation views. All model views and sheets update automatically whenever a change is made anywhere for more accurate, coordinated designs and documents.
2. Duct and Pipe Sizing/Pressure Calculations
With built-in calculators in Autodesk Revit MEP software, engineers can perform sizing and pressure loss calculations according to industrystandard methods and specifications, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) fitting loss database. System sizing tools instantly update
the size and design parameters of duct and pipe elements without the need for file exchanges or third-party applications. Select a dynamic sizing method for the ductwork and piping systems in your plans using duct sizing and pipe sizing tools, including friction, velocity, static regain, and equal friction sizing method for duct sizing, and velocity or friction method for pipe sizing.
3. HVAC and Electrical System Design
Communicate design intent visually with room color-fill plans. With color schemes, team members no longer have to spend time deciphering spreadsheets and using colored pencils on printed plans. All revisions and alterations to color-fill plans are updated automatically across the model. Create any number of schemes, and maintain better
consistency for the duration of the project. Three dimensional modeling for ductwork and piping enables users to create HVAC systems that can be clearly shown using color schemes for design airflow, actual airflow, mechanical zones, and more. Create electrical color schemes for power loads, lighting per area, and more.
4. Conduit and Cable Tray Modeling
Revit MEP contains powerful layout tools that enable easier modeling of electrical and data cable trays and conduit. Better coordinate and create accurate construction drawings using real-world conduit and cable tray combinations.
New schedule types can report the overall length of cable tray and conduit runs, resulting in rapid quantification of required materials.
5. Automatic Generation of Construction Document Views
Automatically generate plan, section, elevation detail, and schedule views that more precisely reflect design information. Synchronized model views from a common database enable more consistent, coordinated change management. The entire electrical, plumbing, and mechanical design team benefits from more accurate, coordinated construction documents that building information modeling provides.
Unsurpassed AutoCAD Support
Leverage the millions of professionally trained AutoCAD users worldwide to share and complete MEP projects faster. Revit MEP provides seamless support for AutoCAD software’s DWG™ file format enabling you to save and share files with confidence. DWG technology from Autodesk is the authentic, accurate, and reliable way to store and share design data.