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Author: Vasudha Dixit Revit, Revit MEP
In Revit MEP 2016, one of the new MEP Engineering Enhancements is a new calculation setting called Performance. This has been added to the Calculations dropdown menu to improve performance while working with most duct and pipe systems. When the Calculations parameter is set to Performance, it suppresses the processing of system-level calculations with most duct and pipe systems. When it is set to None, the system still maintains the logical sections in the system.
 
To improve performance while working with large Fire Protection, Vent, and Other classification system types, a new setting, Volume Only, has been added to the Calculations dropdown. When the Calculations parameter is set to None, the Volume parameter is not computed. When the Calculations parameter is set to Volume Only, the Volume parameter is calculated. Upgraded projects will have the Calculations parameter set to Volume Only for existing systems in which the Calculations parameter was set to None.
 
These new settings will help you improve model performance when working with large projects.
 

For more information, view this video: Revit MEP 2016 Calculation Setting Options

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       Vasudha Dixit
Vasudha Dixit
ENI Application Specialist

Vasudha is an MEP Application Specialist at Ideate, Inc.  based on San Francisco office. She has a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specialized in HVAC design, green buildings and energy analysis. Prior to Ideate, she interned at a few multinational companies where she performed finite element analysis for design validation of components. Vasudha provides Revit MEP training and support for various AEC firms.