I can count greater than three dozen enhancements in the 2012 release of Revit MEP, not beginning to count the platform-based enhancements for all three Revit products. Here are just a few:
New tools assist in laying out pipe slopes with automatic calculation, read-out for invert elevations and on-screen tooltips.
Duct and Pipe Placeholders
Placeholder design has always been an early design stage recommendation, but at times can be difficult without the ability for system assignment and other engineering information. With the new placeholder objects early stage layout can focus on design more than fitting choices and other modeling concerns. Placeholders can be tagged and checked for interferences. When ready, a tool to convert placeholders to more detailed objects is available.
Insulation and Lining for Ducts and Pipes
Easily and quickly add insulation and lining to entire runs and utilize interference checking with these elements. Ducts will also adjust sizes when using the sizing tool of duct segments that include lining. Many more features have been added or enhanced such as Revit Server for multi-site, multi-user collaboration, point cloud support for visualizing scans, systems and system browser improvements, parallel pipe and conduit runs, and much, much more.
We’ll be looking at more of the specifics as we get to explore them.
Please join us April 20th, for our Virtual Launch showing many of the Autodesk 2012 product releases. Just click the link provided below. Hope to see you there.