Author: Vasudha Dixit Revit

One of the new MEP design enhancements in Revit 2017 is the Electrical Apparent Load Calculation options to help better communicate the engineering data.

With the option to choose the default method, which is sum the true load and reactive load, or sum the apparent load which is a more simplified approach, you now have more control over the method you prefer to use to calculate the electrical loads with Apparent Load Calculation Options.



Sum True Load & Reactive Load Sum Apparent Load



Here is a short video demonstrating how new electrical calculation options enable you to design more efficiently and choose the calculation options for your needs.

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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.


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