Revit 2015 MEP – Calculations and Performance

When Revit 2015 Update unleash third version, it offered a brand new MEP setting became offered for Pipe and Duct Systems referred to as Performance Mode. If you examine the kind of properties of a Piping system (or Duct) you will find this extra setting.

When Revit 2015 Update unleash third version, it offered a brand new MEP setting became offered for Pipe and Duct Systems referred to as Performance Mode.
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The help documentation offers this table to interrupt down those system classification calculations are created available to USA and that are ready to benefit of this new Performance selection.

This means to boost performance once working/editing massive MEP system networks. For every system kind we decide to assign this Performance setting to, Revit’s system propagation is disabled on each system assigned thereto system kind. The Calculations parameter is enclosed in schedules, which may create it easier to toggle on and off.

At first look it does not appear a lot of totally different from selecting None as a result of to revive system propagation we’ve to vary the setting back to use a calculation methodology, aside from Performance or None. My initial expectation was that none would pack up calculations entirely and Performance would allow therefore me calculations however do so in an exceedingly method that may improve my expertise or perception of performance, Revit’s responsiveness as I work.

As I’ve learned from the developers, despite carrying a reputation that {means|that implies} to me otherwise, beneath the hood, mistreatment none of them doesn’t tell Revit to utterly ignore everything associated with the connected network. This new Performance setting will enable Revit to utterly ignore any system (as so much as calculation propagation is concerned) that’s assigned to the Performance setting.

As I perceive them, the 2 decisions area unit a trade off between accretive slower performance for every and each model (our) interaction (by selecting None) or having a faster response (from Revit) for every model interaction, selecting instead to endure a extended wait once turning back on calculations (using Performance). Maybe during a} future unleash we’ll simply see none of them eliminated or replaced by Performance? At the very least i feel the naming may be a bit deceptive.

An aspect result of mistreatment this setting is that duct/pipe filler and also the System Inspector won’t work on systems that area unit assigned thereto either.

When Revit 2015 Update unleash third version, it offered a brand new MEP setting became offered for Pipe and Duct Systems referred to as Performance Mode.
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Preparing Views for Competition Boards in Revit

In this set of tutorials we’ll learn the way to create quite some views which will assist you exemplify the intent of your abstract and theoretical styles.

We’ll begin by slivering a model into some perpendicular items so as to interrupt up the model into its main parts. Next we’ll be continuous exploding views and enlarge our building parts each upright and flat ligature them back to their actual position with line ways.

Once we’re comfy with making exploded reads we’ll flip our attention to the positioning and make a view displaying the sun’s path and the way it’ll agree on the direction of our building on the positioning.

Once we’ve set our views we’ll then bring all pictures onto a sheet wherever we will then discover completely different layouts for our conception boards.

With these tools and fast tips you will be ready to prepare pictures which will assist you exemplify your style intent with ease.

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In this set of tutorials we'll learn the way to create quite some views which will assist you exemplify the intent of your abstract and theoretical styles.
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Extend the efficacy of BIM into your facility management with Torcon Facilities Solutions (TFS)

Torcon Facilities Solutions (TFS) is an exclusive program launched by Torcon, a regional construction services leader. TFS offers a smooth and continuous addition of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the facilities management programs of any client.

Making an alliance with ARCHIBUS, an internationally recognized software developer and industry expert in facility management and space planning solutions, TFS will provide professional consulting services for facility management professionals all through the lifecycle phase of a building and improve productivity and utility.

By applying TFS, Torcon will help in employing its BIM knowledge for post-construction and overall facility maintenance required by the clients. The clients will be able to have access an extensive database through BIM documentation, collected all through the construction process. This information can be incorporated into current facility maintenance operations.

“The last ten years have seen a revolution in the design world with the rapid implementation of BIM,” said Sam Arabia, CM-BIM, Torcon Facility Solutions. “BIMf® represents the next big frontier as too few companies are leveraging this rich data to drive operating efficiencies. BIMf® not only captures previously unrealized cost savings, but it will also allow for a more thorough understanding of the building’s history and needs.

Many companies, who acquire BIM information after the closing of the project, find it difficult to transfer the data to their facilities management systems. TFS will solve this problem easily.

Due to insufficient interoperability amid CAD, engineering and facility management software inside the property, construction and facility management industry as well as inefficiencies in operations and maintenance of the construction, huge cost is incurred.

TFS can significantly speed up exchanging and distributing information as well as efficiency through a turnkey program suggesting advanced technology and penetrating consulting advice.

For getting more updates on Torcon and TFS, please visit www.BIMf.com

Torcon Facilities Solutions (TFS) is an exclusive program launched by Torcon, a regional construction services leader.

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BIM Interoperability Dreams Can Come True: Creating a Unified Model for Documentation and Design

Structural engineers using BIM today have a lot of items on their wish list. High on that list for most of them—if not at the very top—is a unified model for documentation and design.

That kind of consolidated workflow is more possible every day, but there are still some significant challenges to overcome along the way.

Here are some key insights on BIMinteroperability, and the things to consider when attempting to integrate design, documentation, and analysis.

What Do We Gain? Why would you want to integrate your structural design and documentation models anyway? This is the easiest question to answer: Integration reduces redundancy.

If you can change a beam size as the result of a design computation and have it automatically update in all the plans and details where it appears, you’ve just saved yourself time and effort. Not only that, but you’ve reduced the risk that the new size will get transferred incorrectly when someone enters the new value by hand.

How Does the Communication Work? When deciding which programs to use for structural analysis and documentation, a lot of factors come into play. Each program has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, even before you get to how they talk to each other. Interoperability with BIM software might actually be pretty far down on your list of decision factors.

For engineering design, the technical capabilities come first. One program might be best for concrete design, another one for steel. Or a program might be good at analyzing lateral forces, while yet another can handle composite floor design. Your company might have a license for a certain program, but not all—a non-technical, yet realistic, consideration.

Once you get down to interoperability, a new set of factors comes into play. First, what element types are able to go between the BIM software and the design program? Different translators can handle different things, some better than others. For example, foundation elements are not supported in all workflows.

BIM Interoperability Dreams Can Come True: Unified Models
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Second, even if an element can be transferred, do you want to? Floors are sometimes better off being re-created in the other program.

Third, what element data does each program read when creating the link between models? Some programs differentiate between analytical and physical data, and it’s important to know which values are being used.

Another thing to understand about the connection workflow is what file types are involved, and what plug-ins or external programs are provided or required. Some programs can make their files talk directly to each other, while others require an export/import through an intermediate file.

You’ll need to understand which software programs need what processes. And you should also take the time to study the manuals and tutorials to learn the quirks and nuances of the different translations. (Support contracts also come in handy here, in case you get stuck.)

What If the Two Models Need Different Things? Once you get past the technical challenges, the last remaining hurdle is the different (sometimes conflicting) requirements of analytical and documentation models. Much of the time, the differences boil down to the level of precision required for documentation versus the approximations that are acceptable in analytical software.

As an example, consider open-web steel joists. Their construction typically requires that the top of joist is 2.5 inches or 5 inches above the top of the steel beam supporting it. This offset is critical for proper detailing of that steel connection. However, from the analysis software’s point of view, those elements exist in the same plane.

BIM Interoperability Dreams Can Come True: Unified Models

Another example is edge-of-slab conditions. A few inches of cantilever on a concrete slab on a metal deck might not be a critical factor when designing the slab, but it’s definitely important in the construction documents.

It’s not just detailing that can cause these conflicts. Let’s say that the original schematic design for a building laid out the columns on an 18-foot grid spacing. It stays that way for a few weeks, until some constraint requires a single bay to change to 18 feet, 2 inches. Now what? The engineer knows that the 2-inch shift doesn’t affect the beam sizes, but the documents definitely need to be updated.

What does that do to the link between the two models? You have a few choices: 1) Take the time to update the analysis model anyway; 2) Temporarily fix the documentation model and make a note to update the analysis model later; or 3) Break the link and continue with two separate models. Option 1 is clearly ideal, but unfortunately it is often abandoned due to limitations on time and resources. If you end up with option 2 or 3…well, hopefully at least you got a one-way transfer out of it. Even small steps are progress.

Where Do We Go From Here? None of this is meant to discourage you from attempting to integrate your analysis and documentation models. Interoperability technology is getting better every day, and many of the concerns raised here may be reduced or eliminated in the near future. In the meantime, though, it’s best to be informed about the pros and cons of combining documentation and design, so you can be prepared for what you can accomplish today and what will be possible tomorrow.

Author: Kate Morrical

BIM Interoperability Dreams Can Come True: Unified Models

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Top 1000 Exterior Building Designs Mega Collection

This video shows us best architectural video of building design. The construction in the United States involves many outstanding designers to show their talent and many organisations as well with their expertise and knowledge.

Everything from how to create a brief for a new project, to getting tax breaks for water efficient taps. But much of that knowledge is inaccessible, fragmented and dispersed.

To work together effectively we need to break out of our single-discipline silos, pool our knowledge and share best practice.

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An exclusive video tutorial on Title Block in Revit 2015

Revit contains a special family known as Title Block which is identical to standard families but there are some supplementary features specific to title blocks. As for example, the revision schedule is considered as the most noteworthy.

To start from the beginning, select new and select title block. From there, choose a template for the title block. Beyond the box, there will be some easy templates which are essentially outlines of the sheet at the preferred size.

As for instance, opt for A1 metric. You will be directed to a very basic title block involving 4 lines & making up the sketch of a metric sheet of 841mm wide x 594mm high.

If there is an obtainable CAD Title Block, it can be imported to Revit as well as save a lot of time while generating one from the beginning.

Go through the following exclusive revit video tutorial that focuses on title block stamp with Revit 2015.

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Bringing your Revit Models into 3ds Max

Bringing your Revit Models into 3ds Max

It is the process to bringing the Revit models into 3ds liquid ecstasy style permits for quicker render output and far a lot of flexibility in lighting, materials and also the ability to render across multiple workstations. Throughout this we have a tendency to take a glance at the simplest practices for transfer Revit Models into 3ds liquid ecstasy style, manipulating render settings to reinforce quality and utilizing a render farm.

The CAD Technology Centre has brought this video.

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