Revit MEP 2014 has some great enhancements, one of the best is the new ability to place Air Terminals directly on Duct.
One of the most common workarounds that we come across when supporting Revit MEP for HVAC designers at Ideate, Inc. is how to show a Air Terminal coming off the duct AND have the flow calculations still be correct. Now with this new feature, users will be able to place/host air terminal devices (grilles and diffusers) directly on the face of a duct and have air propagate correctly in the system.
This new feature supports the placement of air terminals on the surface of ducts to reflect real-world installations.
- Place air terminals directly on a duct face, including rectangular, round and oval duct.
- Drag the air terminal on to the duct face with the “Air Terminal on Duct” command enabled.
- Check if the engagement length works well for the connection of the air terminal to the duct.
- After placing the air terminal on the duct face, copy the air terminal along the duct or rotate the duct to check the connection.
Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2014 releases for AutoCAD MEP, Revit Structure, Revit Architecture, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and more.
For more information on the software solutions, training and consulting Ideate provides, please visit the Ideate, Inc. homepage.
Senior Application Specialist MEP/AEC Solutions
Bill has over 25 years experience in applying MEP & AEC design solutions for large commercial companies, this has led to actively developed Autodesk® Revit® implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. He has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill is an Autodesk MEP Implementation Certified Expert, and has been the Lead Designer for several multi-million dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He graduated from the Pasadena Institute of Technology and has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.