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CAD 266 - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Drafting & Design:Revit MEP

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

3D modeling of commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Includes integration with architectural and structural systems, and production of construction documents.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate basic skills: file management, importing 2D CAD drawings, and creating views.
  2. Navigate ribbon menu, project browser and type selector; and determine project demand settings
  3. Create and develop MEP site plans.
  4. Integrate the architectural model into MEP project and develop MPE floor level(s) individually for Mechanical (HVAC), Electrical (lighting and power plans) and plumbing; insert MEP components; and demonstrate a basic understanding of editing tools.
  5. Develop utility elevations and sections.
  6. Develop MEP schedules and diagrams.
  7. Develop 3D views for design study and interference coordination.
  8. Differentiate notations and dimensions.
  9. Create sheets for plotting and plotting.

  1. File Management
    1. Import architectural model files and other 2D CAD formats into the BIM Model
    2. Create and utilizing levels and views
  2. Menu Navigation     
    1. Locating and using the tools
    2. Understanding the “Project Browser”
    3. Understanding the “Type Selector”
    4. Determine Demand Settings
      1. Total power availability and need
      2. Wire types
      3. Entry service equipment (power)
      4. HVAC supply unit sizing
      5. Plumbing water pressure demand
      6. Sanitary sewer demand
      7. Gas demand
    5. Calculate, manipulate, and edit
      1. Lighting and power circuits
      2. Wire lengths
      3. Voltage drops
      4. Panel loads and rebalancing
      5. Required Gas demand
      6. Required Water pressure
      7. Fresh Air intake
      8. Supply Air and rebalancing
      9. Required heating and cooling
      10. Exhaust demand
  3. Forming MPE Site Plan
    1. Add features and incoming utilities
    2. Add proper notation
  4. Creating MPE Floor Level(s) – What Is a Plan, a Floor, a Level, a Drawing and Sheet in BIM
    1. Select and place
      1. Power receptacles
      2. Power junction boxes
      3. Placing panels, transformers and disconnect switches
      4. Light switches
      5. Circuit wiring
      6. Home runs
      7. Wire numbering ticks
      8. Thermostats
      9. Sink and toilet plumbing
      10. Sanitary drains and pipes
      11. Venting pipes
      12. Water heaters and boilers
    2. Working with the ceiling plan – select and place:
      1. Light fixtures
      2. Duct distribution
      3. Air supply, exhaust and returns
    3. Working with the Roof or Building perimeter – select and place
      1. HVAC air handling units
      2. Exhaust fans
      3. Electrical transformers
      4. Power disconnects
      5. Exterior lighting
    4. Edit and change placed components
  5. Creating Utility Sections and Elevations
    1. Forming sections and elevations from the plans
    2. Placing notations and dimensions.
  6. Schedules
    1. Creating Panel Schedules
    2. Creating Light Fixture Schedule
    3. Plumbing Fixture Schedule
    4. Mechanical Equipment Schedule
  7. Diagrams 
    1. Create a Plumbing Riser Diagram (isometric)
    2. Proper notation
  8. Utilizing 3-D for Interference Coordination
    1. Become familiar with manipulating views in 3D
    2. Create camera shots for printing and discussion
  9. Creating the Final Drawing Sheet
    1. How to make a sheet with Title Block
    2. Inserting views
    3. Plotting

Effective Term:
Spring 2021