Creating Zones Revit MEP – Tech Tuesday

HVAC Zones and adding them to a project with REVIT MEP

We create zones to group common spaces. Zones properties will provide data for heating and cooling load calculation. There is always at least a zone in the Revit model.

First, you will need to duplicate the existing view and rename it and we are going to change it to our Zones view. So we’ve got a couple of section markers that we don’t really need for this particular view. So I’m going to select the section marker and right-hand click and hide the section marker.

To view the HVAC Zones we go into visibility graphics, expand it so we can see the interior fill and the reference line and spaces of fill will disappear.

We should have add spaces already selected, select those spaces, give them a name. We can select them individually.

The next thing to do is tag these, so we go into annotate and tag by category and once you select the zones the tag automatically.

Use the system browser to view zones. There is always going to be a default zone. We need to take the tick away from occupiable.


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10 Reasons you should be using Revit MEP


Ever wondered if you should be using Revit MEP?

Its a question we hear more regularly than you would expect.

There are numerous advantages to be gained from using Revit MEP and not all of them are related to BIM.

1. It’s easy to use and specifically built to deal with the creation of duct, pipe and containment fittings.

The intuitive, easy to navigate user interface allows Revit MEP users to become productive very quickly.

2. It’s quick and easy to utilise single line drawings created in Revit by converting them to detailed designs, rather than having to start again from scratch.

3. A library of standard Intelligent components to pick and place into a project.
Revit comes with a library of generic equipment, but users can also access manufacturer-specific content from a variety of sources making it quick and easy to build schemes.

4. Promote consistent delivery standards across the team.
By using and building upon the standards built into Revit, less time is spent checking your deliverables.

5. Initial clash avoidance tools with the option to work within Navisworks for full clash checking and reporting.
Revit has tools that are easy to use and can help avoid costly and time-consuming re-works on site.

6. Requests for information are reduced by working directly with project partners information.
When working with a project partner who is also using Revit, the design model will be linked directly into your project. This allows you to view the model from any aspect without the need for extensive requests for information, therefore saving time and money.

7. Design information is embedded in the project elements.
Revit is an intelligent modeller that uses elements which understand what they are and how they interact with other elements in the project. For Example, at any given point in a duct run, the velocity, size and pressure drop can be checked. This level of design validation can prove invaluable and would simply not be available in the same way using 2D design methods.

8. Design information is automatically displayed using intelligent tags. Design information is displayed in tags that can be added to your project automatically. These can also act as a visual check for design adherence, helping enforce standards and avoid costly rework.

9 Automatic update of all views when changes are made to the design.
If a change is made to any aspect of the design, this will be seen across all other views of the model, whether it’s on a drawing sheet or a schedule. This is impossible to achieve using conventional 2D AutoCAD and has significant time-savings.

10. Multiple people can work and coordinate tasks on the same project at the same time.
Revit allows teams to work on the same project concurrently, giving all team members sight of project progress from a single model. This level of collaboration is simply not possible using 2D AutoCAD and provides benefits across the entire team.

Develop fabrication level models within Revit MEP.
Revit MEP creates fabrication level models using the same industry standards from Autodesk Fabrication CADmep.


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What’s New for Revit 2021

What’s new for Revit 2021?

New and enhanced Revit design software features support consistent, coordinated, and complete modelling for multi-discipline design that extends to detailing and construction.

Generative Design

Quickly produce design alternatives based on goals and constraints you define. Available exclusively to AEC Collection subscribers. 

Real-time realistic views

Work directly in real-time with better, easier, and faster realistic views.

Electrical circuit naming

Electrical workflows in Revit 2021 are more adaptable to global requirements with flexible circuit naming schemes.

What's new in Revit 2021 - Revit Official Blog

Customized workspace

Easily tailor your workspace to your work discipline and job role.

Slanted walls

Intuitively create and edit slanted walls, and instantly handle slanted doors, windows, and other wall-hosted geometry.

PDF and image linking

Link PDFs or image files into Revit from local or cloud storage.

Cloud model hosting in EuropeHost Revit cloud workshared and non-workshared models on European data centers.

Row striping for schedules

Read schedules more easily with row striping on sheet views.

Infrastructure discipline and bridge categories

Revit 2021 supports bridge and civil structures workflows with InfraWorks, including extended bridge categories for modelling and documentation.

Dynamo 2.5 integration

Dynamo Revit 2.5 comes out of the box with Revit 2021.

Rebar modelling

A series of improvements for shapes, coupler connections, and end treatments for working with rebar.

Integrated precast automation

Structural precast extension is now native to Revit with precast tools available on install.

Integrated steel connections nodes

Dynamo nodes for placing steel connections now come out of the box with Revit.

Tools for steel modelling

Enhancements to the create, edit, view, and snap command behaviours with steel stiffeners and plates.

Integrated structural analysis results

Structural analysis results storage and exploration is now native to Revit on install.

Electrical design

New support for single-phase (line to neutral) panelboards, and improvements to switchboard circuits.

MEP worksharing

Improved worksharing provides better collaboration among stakeholders and a more consistent experience

P&ID Modeler on BIM 360 DocsP&ID Modeler for Revit now connects to BIM 360 Docs.


For more information about how Revit 2021 can support and expand your design processes contact us.

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