Revit MEP is a design and construction documentation solution for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP). Seamlessly collaborate with architects using Revit Architecture software in an intuitive design environment. Minimize errors in coordination with architects and civil engineers using the Revit platform and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. And Burraq Engineering Solution provides better support to engineers in making decisions and analyzing building performance.
Armacell Insulation taking advantage of Revit MEP 2012 Enhanced Insulation Objects
Designers and engineers using Revit 2012 MEP building design software can use this module to add mechanical insulation to their designs.
Armacell’s most popular insulation products are integrated into the BIM module:
• AP Armaflex closed cell elastomeric foam insulation for piping components and ducts
• AP Coilflex highly conformable, flexible elastomeric thermal liner
• Tubolit flexible closed-cell polyolefin/polyethylene pipe insulation for cost-effective thermal insulation of domestic heating and water pipes
• ArmaTuff thermal mechanical insulation with UV protection for outdoor applications
• Flexible elastomeric insulation material free of NH/Armaflehalogens for marine and coastal environments.
• UT Solaflex EPDM thermal insulation for high-temperature, UV and oil resistant applications
Using Revit as a team. Use the same build
When using BES on a project, make sure everyone on the team is not only using the same version (2011, 2012, etc.), but also the same build number. You can find the build number by clicking the question mark in the upper right corner and clicking the About…
From there you will see the version and build splash screen. The first 4 numbers in the build release year, the next 2 are the release month, the next 2 are the release date (03-3). The last four are the actual build number 2115 and the service pack number is new for later versions. It may not appear in older versions.
I’ve seen fatal errors in Revit when teams use the same version but different build numbers and users synchronize the local build file with the central file and the central file receives updates from multiple builds even though there is a change in the software code and there is a discrepancy between the two , one new version, one old version and Revit doesn’t know what to do.
Everyone should use the latest build to ensure that everyone is using the same build. For 2011, its build 20100903_2115 Web Update 2 Service Pack.
10 reasons why you should use Revit MEP
It’s a question we hear more often than you might expect.
There are many benefits to using Revit MEP and not all of them are BIM related.
1. It is easy to use and specially designed to handle the creation of pipes, pipes and fittings.
An intuitive, easy-to-navigate user interface allows Revit MEP users to become more productive very quickly.
2. It is quick and easy to use individual line drawings created in Revit by converting them to detailed designs without having to start from scratch.
3. A library of standard smart components to select and place in the project.
Revit comes with a library of generic equipment, but users can also access manufacturer-specific content from a variety of sources, allowing for quick and easy schematic creation.
4. Promote consistent standards of delivery across the team.
By using the standards built into Revit and building them, you’ll spend less time checking your deliverables.
5. Initial collision avoidance tools with the ability to work within Navisworks for full collision control and reporting.
Revit has tools that are easy to use and can help avoid costly and time-consuming on-site redesigns.
6. Information requests are limited by direct work with project partner information.
When working with a project partner who also uses Revit, the design model will be linked directly to your project. This allows you to view the model from any angle without the need for extensive information requests, saving time and money.
7. Design information is embedded in project elements.
Revit is an intelligent modeler that uses elements that understand what they are and how they interact with other elements in a project. For example, velocity, size and pressure drop can be checked at any given point in the pipeline. This level of design verification can prove invaluable and simply would not be available in the same way using 2D design methods.
8. Design information is automatically displayed using smart tags.
Design information is displayed in tags that can be automatically added to the project. They can also act as a visual check for design compliance, helping enforce standards and avoid costly rework.
9 Automatic update of all views when changes are made to the design.
If any aspect of the design is changed, it will be visible in all other views of the model, whether it is on the drawing or plan sheet. This is not possible to achieve with regular 2D AutoCAD and it saves a lot of time.
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, allowing all team members to track project progress from a single model. This level of collaboration is simply not possible with 2D AutoCAD and benefits the entire team.