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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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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