Why should plumbing designers embrace Revit?
Revit functions differently from AutoCAD and has some unique benefits for plumbing engineers as a result.
Some of the benefits Autodesk Revit offers include:
- Creates an opportunity for the designer to better understand the design.
- Delivers a single model with dynamic views you can customize to show specific components, such as a lighting plan, ceiling to slab view, large mechanical spaces, central plants, and ceiling plenums. Sections can be cut and displayed quickly for any area as a result of the comprehensive information available in the model.
- Allows designers the ability to make a change in one place and have that change automatically and immediately replicated in every place it should occur throughout the model.
- Offers the capability to pull data like fixture units and flow for sizing.
- Provides the ability to set up typical design and document schedules that can rapidly increase documentation time.
- Gives designers the functionality to create Groups of typical connections that can be designed and copied to other floors, as well as to reuse data-rich plumbing Families that can cut future Families development time.
- Delivers a higher level of model detail when using manufacturer-specific fittings and accessories.
- Offers systems data that provides in-depth detail of pipe length and fitting sizes for crucial mechanical equipment selections for hospitals and labs.
- Supports working in a collaborative model that forces interdisciplinary coordination, which ultimately produces a better product for the owner.
Juncheng (James) Yang is a Senior Associate and Plumbing Section Head at GHT Limited. He has more than 15 years of experience delivering highly creative, technically exceptional plumbing designs for commercial, governmental, and institutional projects.
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