ATC731 - Revit MEP 2018 - Fundamentals

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Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:16:07.504
Last review date 2018-11-05 09:59:47.611

Subject Title
Revit MEP 2018 - Fundamentals

Subject Description
The course introduces students to the software's interface and basic HVAC, Electrical and Piping/Plumbing components that make the Revit MEP software powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. Students become familiar with the tools necessary to create and document a complete parametric model. The practices are designed to take the student through the basics of a real world project, from linking an architectural model to an MEP template, creating mechanical systems and complete construction documents. The course provides in depth knowledge and understanding of how Revit MEP is being used in mechanical and construction industry.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

    Demonstrate the purpose of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
    Use the Revit Suite workspace and interface for MEP discipline.
    Learn the power of collaboration and coordination in Revit.
    Describe how mechanical systems work.
    Create working mechanical and plumbing systems in Revit.
    Modify view templates.
    Explain workset and worksharing process.
    Set up discipline specific views for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags and schedules.
    Create construction documents.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ATC711- Revit Architecture -Fundamentals

Topic Outline
1: Getting Started
* Introduction to Autodesk Revit MEP * Starting Revit for the First Time * Opening a Project File * Identifying the User Interface Components * Understanding the Ribbon * Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar * Understanding the Options Bar * Understanding the Application Menu* Understanding the Project Browser * Understanding the Properties Palette * Understanding the Type Selector * Understanding the Status Bar * Understanding the Drawing Area * Understanding the View Controls * Understanding the Navigation Bar * Understanding the ViewCube * Understanding the Steering Wheels * Starting a New Project from Recent Files * Starting a New Project from the Application Menu.

2: Modeling Essentials
* Understanding Revit MEP Workflow
* Linking an Architectural Model
* Understanding Datum Elements
* Creating and Modifying Levels
* Controlling Datum Visibility
* Understanding Spaces
* Placing Spaces
* Placing Space Separators
* Understanding Mechanical Settings
* Understanding Electrical Settings

3: Basic Modify and Reporting Tools
* Selecting Objects
* Saving Selection Sets
* Copying and Moving Objects
* Rotating Objects
* Creating Linear Arrays
* Creating Radial Arrays
* Scaling Objects
* Mirroring Objects
* Using the Clipboard for Copy and Paste * Splitting Objects * Creating Elements Consistently with Match Type and Create Similar * Aligning Objects * Trimming and Extending Objects * Offsetting Objects * Pinning Objects in Place * Deleting Objects * Measuring versus Dimensioning Objects * Understanding Element IDs * Understanding and Reviewing Warning Messages * Reporting and Displaying Coordinates

4: Design Analysis
* Enabling the Sun Path Diagram
* Creating a Solar Study
* Controlling Construction Types
* Understanding Building and Space Type Settings * Specifying Energy Settings * Performing an Energy Analysis * Exporting gbXML Files * Rendering Views to Analyze Lighting.
5: HVAC Airside
* Understanding HVAC Airside system (Supply, Exhaust, Return, Outside air, Kitchen Air)
* Adding Mechanical Equipment
* Placing Air Terminals
* Creating Duct Systems
* Modeling Ductwork
* Placing Duct Placeholders
* Defining Duct Routing Preferences
* Generating Duct Layouts
* Sizing Ductwork
* Adding Duct Accessories
* Modifying Ductwork and Fittings
* Adding Duct Insulation
* Analyzing Duct Systems
* Checking Duct Systems
* Creating Duct Pressure Loss Reports
* Understanding HVAC Airside Scheduling
* Understanding HVAC Airside Tags

6: General Piping
* Modeling Piping
* Placing Pipe Placeholders
* Defining Pipe Routing Preferences
* Adding Pipe Accessories
* Modifying Piping and Fittings
* Adding Pipe Insulation
* Creating Parallel Pipes
* Modeling Sloped Pipe

7: Plumbing
* Understanding Plumbing Systems (DCW, DHW, Sanitary, Rainwater Vent, Fire protection system)
* Adding Plumbing Fixtures
* Using Copy/Monitor for Plumbing Fixtures * Placing Pipe Connectors * Creating Plumbing Systems * Creating Piping System Types * Working with Piping Components * Laying Out Plumbing Systems * Creating Risers and Underfloor Views * Understanding Plumbing Scheduling * Understanding Plumbing Tags

8: Electrical
* Modeling Cable Trays * Modeling Conduit * Creating Parallel Conduits * Adding Electrical Devices
* Understanding Power Workflow
* Adding Electrical Equipment
* Placing Electrical Fixtures
* Creating Circuits
* Wiring Circuits
* Connecting Mechanical Equipment and Other Power Loads * Checking Circuits * Creating Panel Schedules
* Understanding Lighting Workflow
* Understanding Lighting Fixtures and Photometric Data * Placing Lighting Fixtures * Using Copy/Monitor for Lighting Fixtures * Adding Switches * Creating a Switch System * Powering Lighting Systems * Analyzing Lighting Systems * Understanding Lighting Scheduling * Understanding Lighting Tags

9: Views and Sheets
* Creating Plan Views and Reflected Ceiling Plan Views * Creating a Plan Region * Creating Section Views * Segmenting a Section View * Creating Callout Views * Creating Drafting Views * Creating a Reference View * Duplicating Views * Creating Matchlines and View References * Creating Additional View References * Creating and Using Sheets * Aligning Views on Sheets with a Guide Grid * Placing Schedules on a Sheet * Using a Sheet List and Placeholder Sheets * Creating Custom Titleblocks * Creating a Key Plan * Managing Sheet Issues and Revisions * Creating Revision Clouds and Tags * Adding a Revision Schedule to a Titleblock * Creating Supplemental Drawings

10: View Graphics
* Working with Visual Styles
* Understanding Scale and Detail Level
* Understanding Plan View Range
* Understanding discipline specific View Templates
* Creating discipline specific View Templates
* Applying and Assigning View Templates
* Creating View Types
* Understanding Object Styles
* Understanding Visibility and Graphic Overrides * Creating Element and Category Graphic Overrides in a View * Creating Filter Overrides * Understanding Temporary Hide or Isolate and Viewing Hidden Elements * Understanding Crop Regions * Understanding Annotation Crop Regions

11: Schedules and Tags
* Placing Element Tags by Category
* Creating a Schedule and Specifying Fields * Modifying Schedules with Filters * Modifying Schedules with Sorting and Grouping * Modifying Schedule Formatting * Modifying the Schedule Appearance

12: Printing and Publishing
* Understanding Printing and Publishing
* Printing and Managing Print Settings
* Printing to PDF (Bluebeam)

13: Worksharing
* Introducing Worksharing Concepts
* Understanding Worksharing Terminology
* Enabling Worksharing in a Project File * Creating the Central Model * Creating a Local Model * Creating Worksets * Understanding Workset Visibility * Understanding How Central and Local Files Communicate * Closing a Workshared Project * Understanding Editing Requests * Understanding the Active Workset * Understanding Worksharing Display Modes * Specifying Open Worksets * Managing Worksets in Linked Revit Files * Working Offline and Editing at Risk * Viewing the Workshared Project History * Rolling Back Workshared Projects * Detaching a File From Central


Mode of Instruction
Lively-paced lectures with hands-on emphasis.

Prescribed Texts
Autodesk Revit 2017 MEP Fundamentals - by ASCENT ISBN: 978-1-63057-050-7 SDC Publishers.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first. Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor's certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency

All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:

-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar -spelling and punctuation are correct -sentences are structured correctly -main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons -work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs -work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay) -up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments

    Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance
The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject. 

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Assignment1      50%
Final Exam       50%
Total    100%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Denis Gravelle