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Table of Contents
Getting Started
		Using the Tutorials
			Accessing Training Files
		Understanding the Basics
			Navigating the User Interface
			Performing Common Tasks in Revit MEP
Express Workshop
	Express Workshop
		Creating a Supply Air System
			Creating a Secondary Supply Air System
			Creating Ductwork for the Secondary Supply Air System
			Creating the Primary System Ductwork
			Adding the Primary System Equipment
			Inspecting and Color Coding the System
		Creating Electrical Systems
			Creating Lighting Circuits
			Creating Switch Systems
			Tagging Lighting Fixtures
			Creating Power Circuits
			Balancing Electrical Loads
Developing Your MEP Designs
	Mechanical Systems
		Planning Mechanical Systems
			Placing Spaces
			Creating Zones
			Assigning a Color Scheme to Zones
			Performing a Heating and Cooling Loads Analysis
	Mechanical Systems: Air
		Designing Air Systems
			Placing Air Terminals
			Using a Schedule as an Air Systems Design Tool
			Creating Secondary Supply Air Systems
			Using Views to Validate Duct Geometry
			Drawing the Primary Supply Air Duct
			Sizing the Primary Duct: Velocity Method
			Assigning a Color Scheme to Duct
			Sizing the Secondary Air System Duct: Equal Friction Method
			Inspecting Air Systems
			Placing Air Conditioning Units
			Completing the Supply Air Systems
			Checking Air Systems
	Mechanical Systems: Piping
		Designing Piping Systems
			Creating Piping Views
			Placing Radiators and a Boiler
			Creating the Piping Systems
			Creating Pipe Runs
			Resolving Pipe Interference
			Connecting the Boiler
			Sizing the Pipe Runs: Friction & Velocity Methods
			Placing Circulator Pumps
			Inspecting Piping Systems
			Checking Piping Systems
	Electrical Systems
		Planning Electrical Systems
			Preparing the Electrical Plan
			Defining Required Lighting Levels
			Assigning Space Color Fills According to Required Lighting Levels
			Creating a Space Schedule to Check Required Lighting Levels
		Designing the Electrical System
			Adding Lighting Fixtures
			Placing Lighting Switches
			Placing Power Receptacles
			Creating Power & Lighting Usage Reports
			Placing Electrical Equipment
			Creating Power Circuitry
			Creating Lighting Circuitry and Wires
			Creating Switch Systems
			Creating Multi-Circuit Wire Runs
			Checking Your Design
			Defining Circuit Loads
	Plumbing Systems
		Planning Plumbing Systems
			Preparing the Plumbing Plan
			Configuring Plumbing and Piping Systems
		Designing Plumbing Systems
			Add Plumbing Fixtures
			Begin Creating the Sanitary System
			Connecting Sinks to the Sanitary System
			Refining the Sanitary Stack
			Refining the Urinal Lines
			Adding Vents to the System
			Create the Cold Water System
			Create the Hot Water System
	Fire Protection Systems
		Designing Fire Protection Systems
			Starting the Fire Protection Project
			Placing Sprinklers
			Connecting the Sprinklers
			Completing the Fire Protection Wet System
			Creating the Fire Protection Dry System
			Modifying Pipe Diameters
	Creating Revit MEP Content
		Modifying Families
			Modifying a Fan Family
			Modifying Fan Powered VAV Box with Electric Heat Family
			Modifying Electrical Equipment
			Modifying a Water Closet
			Modifying a Diffuser Annotation Tag Family
			Modifying a Light Fixture Annotation Tag Family
		Creating Families
			Creating a Light Fixture Family
			Flange Family
			Creating an Elbow Pipe Fitting Family
			Creating an Annotation Symbol Family
		Revit MEP Family Editor Concepts
				Connector Properties
				Connector Placement
			Lookup Tables
				CSV File Structure
			Parameter Mapping
			Light Source
			Part Types
Documenting Your Projects
	Adding Views and Sheets to a Project
		Creating Views
			Duplicating Plan Views
			Creating Elevation and Section Views
			Creating Callout Views
			Modifying View Tag Appearance
		Setting Visibility and Graphics Options in Views
			Creating a View Template
			View Range and Plan Regions
			Using Filters to Control Visibility
			Masking Portions of a View
			Working with Visual Overrides
		Creating Drawing Sheets in a Project
			Creating Drawing Sheets
			Adding Views to Sheets
			Modifying the Building Model from a Sheet View
			Creating and Modifying a Title Sheet
	Tagging and Scheduling
		Tagging Objects
			Sequentially Placing and Tagging Rooms
			Tagging Doors and Windows
			Tagging Other Objects
		Defining Schedules and Color Diagrams
			Creating a Window Schedule
			Adding Project Parameters to a Window Schedule
			Creating a Unit-Based Door Schedule with a Filter
			Creating a Room Schedule
			Scheduling Rooms from a Program List
			Creating a Room Color Diagram
			Creating a Material Takeoff
		Scheduling Shared Parameters
			Creating a Shared Parameter File
			Adding Shared Parameters to a Family
			Placing, Tagging, and Scheduling a Family with Shared Parameters
		Scheduling Uniformat Assembly Codes
			Scheduling Uniformat Assembly Codes and Descriptions
		Exporting Project Information with ODBC
			Exporting Schedule Information to Microsoft Access
	Annotating and Dimensioning
		Changing the Base Elevation of a Project
			Relocating a Project
			Creating Dimensions
			Creating Automatic Wall Dimensions
			Controlling Witness Lines
			Creating an Office Standard Dimension Type from Existing Dimensions
		Creating Text Annotation
			Adding Text Notes to the Floor Plan
		Creating a Detail from a Building Model
			Detailing the View
			Adding Detail Lines
			Adding Text Notes
			Creating Detail Components
			Adding Keynotes
			Creating Line-based Detail Components
			Modifying a Keynote Database
		Creating a Drafted Detail
			Importing a Detail into a Drafting View
			Creating a Reference Callout
			Creating a Detail in a Drafting View
	Finishing the Sheets
		Using Note Blocks
			Creating a Note Block
		Using Drawing Lists
			Creating a Drawing List
		Using Legends
			Creating a Symbol Legend
			Creating a Component Legend
		Using Revision Tracking
			Setting Up a Revision Table
			Sketching Revision Clouds
			Tagging Revision Clouds
			Working with Revisions
		Importing from Other Applications
			Importing Image Files
			Importing Text Documents
			Importing Spreadsheets
	Using Dependent Views
		Using Dependent Views in Documentation
			Using Dependent Views for Floor Plan Views
			Using Dependent Views for Elevation Views
Using Advanced Features
		Creating, Modifying, and Nesting Groups
			Creating and Placing a Group
			Modifying a Group
			Nesting Groups
		Working with Detail Groups
			Creating a Detail Group
			Using Attached Detail Groups
		Saving and Loading Groups
			Saving and Loading Groups
	Sharing Projects
		Using Worksharing in a Project
			Understanding Worksharing Fundamentals
			Enabling Worksharing and Setting Up Worksets
			Working Individually with Worksets
			Using Worksets with Multiple Users
			Borrowing Elements from the Worksets of Other Users
	Creating Multiple Design Options
		Creating Multiple Design Options in a Project
			Creating the Structural Design Options
			Creating the Roof System Design Options
			Managing Design Options
	Project Phasing
		Using Phasing
			Phasing Your Model
			Using Phase-Specific Room Tags
	Linking Building Models and Sharing Coordinates
		Linking Building Models
			Linking Building Models from Different Project Files
			Repositioning Linked Building Models
			Controlling Linked Building Model Visibility
			Managing Linked Building Models
		Sharing Coordinates Between Building Models
			Acquiring and Publishing Coordinates
			Relocating a Project with Shared Coordinates
			Working with a Linked Building Model
			Managing Shared Locations
			Scheduling Components of Linked Files
Customizing Project Settings and Templates
	Modifying Project and System Settings
		Modifying System Settings
			Modifying General System Options
			Specifying File Locations
			Specifying Spelling Options
			Modifying Snap Settings
		Modifying Project Settings
			Creating and Applying Materials
			Creating and Applying Fill Patterns
			Controlling Object Styles
			Modifying Line Patterns and Styles
			Modifying Annotations
			Specifying Units of Measurement, Temporary Dimensions, and Detail Level Options
			Modifying Project Browser Organization
		Creating an Office Template
			Choosing the Base Template
			Modifying Project Settings
			Loading and Modifying Families and Groups
			Modifying Views and View Templates
			Modifying Import/Export Settings
			Setting up Shared and Project Parameters
			Creating Named Print Settings
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� For Electric Heat Power, enter 11000.

54 Click OK.

55 Click Modify.

56 Select panel HA, and on the Options Bar, click .

The loads on phases A, B, and C have updated to 4819, 4027, and 3667, respectively.

57 Click OK.

Specify Flow Configuration for the VAV

58 Click Window menu � M_Parallel Fan Powered VAV.rfa.

59 Use the view cube in the upper right corner of the view to spin the model around so you can
see the air supply connector, as shown.

60 Select the supply air connector, and on the Options Bar, click .

61 In the Element Properties dialog, under Mechanical, verify that Calculated is selected for Flow

When the Flow Configuration for the connector is set to Calculated, the air flow value for
SupplyAirflow is the aggregate air flow for the downstream components.

62 Click OK.

63 On the Design Bar, click Load into Projects.

64 If prompted, select Override parameter values of existing types, and click Yes.

The Sample Project is activated in the drawing area.

Create a supply air system

65 In the Project Browser, expand Views (Discipline) � Mechanical � HVAC � Floor Plans, and
double-click 1 - Mech.

66 Select the 4 supply air terminals in the left room, and on the Options Bar click (Create
Supply Air System).

67 On the Options Bar, click (Select Equipment for System), and in the drawing area, select
the VAV box.

68 Click (Layout Paths), and click Settings.

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69 In the Duct Conversion Settings dialog, verify the following Main and Branch settings:


� For Duct Type, verify that Rectangular Duct: Mitered Elbows/Taps is selected.

� For Offset enter 3750 mm.


� For Duct Type, verify that Rectangular Duct: Mitered Elbows/Taps is selected.

� For Offset enter 3750 mm.

� For Flex Duct Type, verify that Flex Duct Round : Flex - Round is selected.

� For Maximum Flex Duct Length, enter 1800 mm.

70 Click OK

71 Verify that Network is selected for Solution Type, click to select layout 6 of 6, and on the
Design Bar, click Finish Layout.

Ductwork is created for the selected solution.

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29 Add shared project parameters as needed. Click OK.

Create and load multi-category tags

30 Create required multi-category tags in the Family Editor.

For information on creating multi-category tags, see the tutorial referenced in the introduction
of this exercise, or refer to the online help.

After you have created the multi-category tags in the Family Editor, you can load them into the

31 Click File menu � Load from Library � Load Family.

32 Navigate to the directory, select the tag, and click Open.

The tag is now part of the template.

Create multi-category schedules

33 On the View tab of the Design Bar, click Schedule/Quantities.

34 For Category, select Multi-Category.

35 For Name, enter a name for the schedule, and click OK.

36 Create the schedule as you did in the previous exercise.

Notice that the shared parameters created in previous steps are available within the list of
available fields.

37 When you have completed the schedule, click OK.

38 Create additional multi-category schedules as needed.

39 Proceed to the final exercise, Creating Named Print Settings on page 957.

Creating Named Print Settings

Depending on your office environment, you may find it beneficial to add named print settings to the
template. This is especially true if you have numerous printers in a large networked office. For each printer,
you can set options such as sheet sizes, paper placement, and the percent of actual size. You can also create
named settings for printing to DWF and to a PDF writer. By creating named settings within the template,
you need only select a setting, make minor modifications if necessary, and print.

In this exercise, you create named print settings, save the file as a template, and make it your default template

Create named print settings

1 Click File menu � Print.

By going first to the Print command, you can select the printer for each set of named settings
in the Print Setup dialog.

2 Under Printer, for Name, select a printer for which you want to create named settings.

3 Under Settings, click Setup.

4 Modify the printer settings.

5 Click Save As.

6 In the New dialog, enter a name for the print setting and click OK.

7 If you want to have multiple settings for this printer, modify the printer settings, click Save as,
enter a new name for the printer, and click OK. Create additional settings as needed.

8 Click OK when you have finished creating named settings for this printer.

9 In the Print dialog, select a different printer, click Setup, and create new settings for this printer.

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10 Repeat these steps as needed.

TIP You can also create named settings for your DWF and PDF writer.

11 Click Close when finished.

Your template is complete. The only remaining task is to save it.

Save the template

12 Click File menu � Save.

13 Navigate to the directory where you want to save the template.

If you need to share this file with others, save it in a network location.

14 Under Save as type, select Template Files (*.rte).

15 Name the template, and click Save.

16 Click File menu � Close.

Use the template

17 Click File menu � New � Project.

18 Click Browse, and navigate to the location where you saved the template.

19 Select the template, and click Open.

20 Click OK.

The changes you made to the template are now the starting point for this project.

You can also set this template as your default template.

Set the template as your default template file

21 Click Settings menu � Options.

22 Click the File Locations tab.

23 For Default template file, click Browse.

24 Navigate to the template location, select it, and click Open.

25 Click OK.

TIP There are other ways you can create a template. If you have a project, you can delete the model
geometry and save the empty project as a template file. This can provide a good starting point for a
template. In addition, you can use the Transfer Project Standards tool to move standards from one
project to another.

In this lesson, you modified settings, loaded components, and saved them to a template. By investing the
time to individualize your template, you ensure that office standards are maintained. In addition, you
significantly reduce the amount of repetitive work that would be done by each employee for each project.

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