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    Is Revit MEP successful creating Construction Documents?
    Our firm would like to know what the users think of Revit MEP, the good the bad and the ugly.
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    Default Re: Is Revit MEP successful?

    We have had success creating Construction Documents using all platforms of Revit. In some cases the drawings are cleaner and nicer looking than those produced in CAD.

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    Hey Baldwin:

    I once knew a Rogers works Alco. It was a nice little Ten wheeler.

    Anyways, we are using Revit MEP on 200,000 sf hospital, and there are some things that are working, and some things that are not.

    I think it will, but it is not an easy process.

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    I see from your firm's portfolio that you do many types of projects. Which type of a project you did MEP in construction documents?

    Thanks in advance,

    Luigi


    Quote Originally Posted by dmb.100468
    We have had success creating Construction Documents using all platforms of Revit. In some cases the drawings are cleaner and nicer looking than those produced in CAD.

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    We are doing credit union branch locations as well as a 35,000sf college campus building renovation, and a 100,000+ sf medical facility. The latter 2 are still in development, but we have seen from our prototyping of the credit unions that we can create any construction document that we need.

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    For us, it was not so much a matter of whether you could create CDs, but rather could you create them easily and still utilizing the analysis tools of Revit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjdanowski
    For us, it was not so much a matter of whether you could create CDs, but rather could you create them easily and still utilizing the analysis tools of Revit.
    Well, did you or didn't you utilize the analysis tools of Revit?
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    I am very frustrated with Revit MEP. It doesn't seem to do anything I want it to do (ductwork and plumbing). I believe in the potential power of Revit, but as a novice, trying to produce simple stuff, "cumbersome" is the most polite term I can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin_4-6-0 View Post
    Well, did you or didn't you utilize the analysis tools of Revit?
    Some, yes. Others, no.
    Matthew Danowski, PE, LEED AP BD+C
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    Attached are some sample construction documents for a project we are currently working on, completed to approximately 80%. All cd's have been generated from the Revit MEP platform (no ACAD links or views). No plumbing is shown here as it was a tenant improvement to an existing shell building. Most of the schedules seen are real parametric Revit schedules. One notable exception are the panel schedules which are a generic annotation family with instance parameters and calculated totals similar to an excel spreadsheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin_4-6-0 View Post
    Is Revit MEP successful creating Construction Documents?
    Our firm would like to know what the users think of Revit MEP, the good the bad and the ugly.
    The Good - More accurate scaled drawings in plan and section view, excellent coordination with the building and structural elements, seamless coordination between mechanical and electrical disciplines, i.e. electrical data and equipment tags from mechanical plans drive electrical load data and tags on the electrical plans.

    The Bad - 100% different from everything in AutoCAD, which means learning, training and considerable time rebuilding standard details and equipment blocks.

    The Ugly - A decent amount of features or tools just don't work yet. The product is young but making headway.

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