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Re: Using Revit for all HVAC Calculations
I wouldn't say smooth...We have been very busy and finding the time to help others unfortunately took a back seat.
I know this company very well as we have been using their software for 13 years. I am a beta tester and I provide them with suggestions.
Currently the way HVAC solutions works is this way: We generate a schematic that has spaces. These spaces need data to pass to the equipment, I.e, temperatures, btus, etc. We connect everything up to equipment Including valves, filters, coils, etc. Once it is connected we hit calculate. Calculate will size everything. After that is done We hit select equipment. HVAC will go to manufacturers websites and download the exact models and put them in a folder called related documents. HVAC will also generate all of the schedules in excel. In revit we can than import the schematics and schedules. Ribbon.png
HVAC is currently working on adding shared parameters to the models that are downloaded and than those parameters will be scheduled with revit schedules. The issues they are encountering is there are thousands of parameters. So each piece of mechanical equipment will have all of the available parameters. Currently there is no way to add a parameter to a type, rather they are applied to categories. Meaning I will have a cooling coil parameter in my boiler family. Another issue is how the schedules will look. Every firm has their own way of how they schedule. I believe HVAC is working with Adesk on these solutions.
So long story short it's not there yet, but in the works, and for what we do it works perfectly fine.
"Keeping my view range hopeful."