Previously on the blog I gave you an insight into the new features of Revit Architecture and Revit Structure 2015 to complete the trio of disciplines that are available under the umbrella of Revit it is necessary to discuss Revit MEP.
Since its last release the developers working on Revit have added a number of enhancements to help you receive more from your software and complete your projects to a higher standard.
When determining your calculation methods for the pressure drop within your project you can now calculate the pressure drop for duct and pipe using either Haaland or Colebrook equations. This can be specified using in Mechanical Settings to help you improve the accuracy of certain mechanical calculations, with regionally applicable variations on Revit and Revit MEP 2015's native formula.
In terms of your tapped duct and pipe tags you are now able to tag a numerical value that varies along its length. Prior to this enhancement, Revit was unable to do this but now the text 'Multiple Values' is reported in the tag and Revit displays the actual value based on the location of the tag or its leader.
For those of you that have utilised the Electrical API feature in the past will be pleased to know that you can now create all wire shapes available in the user interface through the API's, including adding and modifying wire properties and removing vertices.
To help users who work in the US on water and wastewater projects Autodesk have included AWWA (American Water Works Association) content to assist you in your projects. For those of you who work further a field on projects in Japan will be pleaseds to know that Revit now includes electrical content from Japan. These new additions will certainly help you meet the needs of industry standards in the US and Japan.
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