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The examples and practices are designed to take the students through the basics of a full MEP project from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.

Topics Covered:. It is highly recommended that students have experience and knowledge in MEP engineering and its terminology.

This format enables you to access your eBook in three ways. Visit: bookshelf. Total number of pages: Total hours: Working with linked architectural files. Creating spaces and zones so that you can analyze heating and cooling loads. Select all that apply. Select the center of rotation and drag it to a new location. In the Options Bar, click Place and select the new point. Center and d. As you connect components, you create systems which enable you to test the usefulness of these connections.

Systems can be viewed in the Systems Browser. For electrical systems, wiring can also be generated, but these elements are only symbolic and annotative. In-depth steps for creating these connections are covered later in this training guide.

Figure How To: Connect Components 1. Select a component and click on the connector icon. In the Type Selector, select the type, as shown in Figure For example, you would select a pipe that matches the kind of system you are creating. In the contextual tab, Options Bar, and Properties, specify the required options, as shown in Figure The options that are available depend on the type of elements you are working with.

The process of combining these components and ensuring they work properly is a significant part of developing an HVAC project. You also add hydronic piping connecting mechanical equipment.

Mechanical equipment families are managed in Properties and have connectors, as shown in Figure In the Type Selector, select a mechanical equipment type. In Properties, set any other values, such as the Level and Offset, if it is not hosted. In the Options Bar, specify if you want to be able to rotate the equipment after placement. Place the equipment in the model by clicking at the required location in the model view.

You can place individual air terminals or batch copy them from a linked model. Therefore when placing an air terminal, use a reflected ceiling plan view. How To: Place an Air Terminal y 1. In the Type Selector, select an air terminal type. Place on Work Plane Places the air terminal on a defined plane such as a level or ceiling in a linked architectural model.

In Properties, set the Flow and other parameters. Place the air terminal in the model by clicking at the desired location in the model view. Modify to exit the command. Some air terminal types prompt you to select sizes as shown in Figure This can be an advantage of using hosted fixtures.

This gives them control over the height of the families, if the architect moves the ceilings up or down, the engineer adjusts the height of the reference plane to match. If the architect deletes the ceiling and puts a new one in the linked model, the hosted air terminals are orphaned and do not move with changes in the ceiling height. A warning box opens when you reload the linked model or reopen the MEP project, as shown in Figure Use the Coordination Monitoring tools to address the issue.

It is not modified if the linked architectural model is modified. Have a duct in place. If it is a round or oval duct, verify the diameter before selecting the air terminal. Start the Air Terminal command. In the Type Selector, select the required air terminal. There are different types for curved and rectangular duct faces.

Curved face air terminals are created by duct diameter as shown in Figure Ensure that you are selecting an air terminal that matches the system type of the duct. Move the cursor over to the duct where you want to place the air terminal. The air terminal automatically rotates to the face you are closest to, as shown in Figure Figure 6.

Click to place the air terminal. This works with independently placed air terminals and those placed directly on ducts, as shown in Figure Figure Rehosting Air Terminals While working with linked models, if air terminals are copied from one ceiling to other ceilings of the same height, the copied air terminals are hosted by their respective new ceilings.

However, if the ceilings are a different height than the ceiling that hosts the original air terminal, the copied fixtures are not associated with the ceiling. They end up at the same elevation as the original air terminal, as shown in Figure Therefore, you need to rehost the air terminal. If the ceilings are in the host project you are not permitted to copy a hosted air terminal from one ceiling to another. Copy the air terminals as required.

Select the one s that need to be rehosted to a different ceiling. Select the ceiling to which you want the air terminal s hosted. This results in faulty heating and cooling load calculations and incorrect space values. To correct this, use a family that has the Room Calculation Point turned on. The point is displayed in the project when a fixture is selected, as shown in Figure However, the point cannot be manipulated and its visibility is only for review purposes.

Not all air terminals or light fixtures have this feature turned on by default. It must be added in the Family Parameters of the component. You will then place supply and return air terminals on the face of a ceiling. You will align the air terminals to the ceiling grid and copy the air terminals as required to create the layout shown in Figure There are some existing HVAC systems and open locations where you will add components, as shown in Figure Zoom in on the north wing, shown in Figure Place the AHU so that the connectors are facing the hallway, as shown in Figure While still in placement mode, press until the equipment is rotated degrees.

Place another AHU outside of the classroom doors on the opposite side of the hall, as shown in Figure Click Modify. Repeat this on the other side of the hall. Task 2 – Add air terminals.

In this view you can see the locations of the ceiling grid and light fixtures provided in the architectural project. Move the cursor into the project. As the cursor passes over a ceiling, the ceiling highlights.

Place the air terminal near one of the lighting fixtures, as shown in Figure Type AL to start the Align command. Align the air terminal to the grid. Type CO to start the Copy command. Select the air terminal and press. Select the end point of one corner of the air terminal as the base point, and then place copies beside each of the other lighting fixtures in the same room and the room beside it, as shown in Figure Select one of the air terminals. In Properties, note that Elevation is grayed out because the air terminal is attached to the face of the ceiling, which is at 9′-0″.

Zoom out so that one of the existing systems in the same hallway displays. Select one of the return diffusers, right-click and select Create Similar. The Air Terminal command is started with the correct type and properties automatically applied. Place two return diffusers in the rooms, as shown in Figure Angle Use in Layout The process of adding various types of duct or pipe is essentially the same whether you are drawing standard, flex, or placeholder elements.

There are several ways to start the commands: 1. Select the element, hover the cursor over a connector icon, and then select the command, as shown in Figure Select the element, right-click on a connector, and then select the command name, as shown in Figure Start the command using one of the options outlined above.

In the Type Selector, select a type as shown for ducts in Figure You can limit the number of options that display by typing part of the name in the search box. If you are drawing ducts or pipes without selecting an existing connector, in Properties, specify the System Type as shown in Figure before you start drawing the elements. Drawing from existing connectors automatically applies the System Type. Figure 4.

If you started from a connector, the default sizes and offset match the parameters of the selected connector. Set up the various placement options, as outlined in the next section. Draw the elements using temporary dimensions, snaps, and alignments to locate each point along the path as shown in Figure Press once to stay in the command, but have a new start location.

Snap to the connector – -r. Ducts and pipes connect to other ones and automatically place all of the right fittings. Turn this option off if you want to draw a duct or pipe that remains at the original elevation. Even if Automatically Connect is not on, when you snap to a connector any changes in height and size are applied with the appropriate fittings. If the tool is toggled on and you start modeling a duct or pipe by snapping to an existing one, the new duct or pipe takes on the elevation of the existing one regardless of what is specified, as shown in Figure If the tool is toggled on and you start modeling duct or pipe by snapping to an existing one, the new duct or pipe takes on the size of the existing one regardless of what is specified, as shown in Figure This can save time because only one run needs to be laid out, and the tool generates parallel runs for you.

You can change the System Type in Properties before connecting other pipes into it. Also, you might have to modify connectors to get the pipe in the correct place. Create an initial single run of pipe or use an existing pipe run, as required.

Hover the cursor over the existing piping as shown in Figure and press to select the existing run. If you do not select the entire run, parallel pipes are only created for the single piece of existing pipe. When the preview displays, click to create the parallel runs. The preview varies depending on which side of the existing run you hover the cursor.

Horizontal Offset The distance between parallel pipe runs in the horizontal direction. Vertical Number The total number of parallel pipe runs in the vertical direction. Vertical Offset The distance between parallel pipe runs in the vertical direction.

In section and elevation views, horizontal refers to parallel to the view visually up, down, left, or right from the original conduit. Vertical creates parallel conduit runs perpendicular to the view, in the direction of the user. In this practice you will connect a supply air system using ducts.

You will use the Duct command to draw the ducts from mechanical equipment connectors, and from air terminals using flex duct. You will also add hydronic piping from the mechanical equipment using connectors and the Connect Into tool. The completed project is shown in Figure On the left side the supply air connector , click Create Duct, as shown in Figure Draw the duct into the room on the left, as shown in Figure Press once and then draw duct from the main vertical line over into the other room, as shown in Figure In the Options Bar, set Diameter to 6″.

Select a point on the duct where it is aligned to the air terminal as shown in Figure 8—41 , and draw it about halfway to the air terminal as shown in Figure Z Select this point first. Draw the flex duct from the air terminal to the new duct, ensuring that you select the point connectors shown in Figure As soon as you connect the duct, the air terminal turns blue. It is now attached to the supply air system.

Repeat the process to connect the other air terminals to the ducts. The final system should look similar to Figure Task 2 – Draw pipe. Select the Hydronic Supply icon to start the Draw Pipe command. Draw the pipe down from the AHU, and continue drawing the pipe down the hallway until it is near but not touching existing pipe as shown in Figure , zooming out as required.

The caps are applied as shown in Figure and a warning displays telling you the number of caps applied. However, these sizes are often incorrect for the system being used. Select the entire system to ensure that all of the connections are analyzed. How To: Size Ducts and Pipes 1. Select all of the components in a duct or pipe system.

The most common method for low pressure duct work is Friction. Ducts and pipes should be sized according to company design standards. For example, the CFM was changed on two the air terminals shown in Figure A helpful tool to separate lengths of duct or pipe before you change the size is Converting Ducts and Pipes cp Split Element. After placing ducts or pipes, you can change the type of the entire run including fittings. If the definition of a type has been changed, you can reapply the type to existing runs.

In the Type Selector, select a new type of run. You can select different runs, but they must be all of the same type and same system. If you select runs in different systems, the software prompts you to select one system to which to reapply the type. Convert 2. In the Options Bar set the Max Length. The default is 6′-0″, a standard code requirement. Select the air terminal connected to the rigid duct.

The duct is converted as shown in Figure You can add insulation to ducts and pipes and add lining to ducts. You can select more than one system at a time for these commands. Edit panel, click 3. To indicate the required alignment, either click one of the nine alignment buttons in the Justify panel, or in a 3D view, use Alignment Line to select the required dashed line, as shown in Figure In this practice you will change a run of pipes from one type to another.

You will view the pipes in 3D, modify fittings, and make revisions to the pipes to match existing pipes. Finally you will add lining to all of the duct networks in the project. Note that the pipes are not connected. Hover the cursor over one of the pipes on the left and then over one of the pipes on the right. Note that they are two different types, as shown in Figure Zoom out to see the entire piping layout. Hover the cursor over one of the pipes on the left and press until the entire pipe run is highlighted as shown in Figure and then select it.

O Change 7. Repeat the process with the pipes running parallel. Task 2 – Modify fittings. The Hydronic Return system color has been changed for clarity in this view. Zoom in on AHU 3. Note that the pipes are not connected and are at different heights, as shown in Figure If you align the pipes while they are connected to the mechanical equipment the AHUs will also move.

Select the elbow connector on each of the top pipes and click the Tee icon, as shown in Figure Switch back to the plan view. Delete the rest of the horizontal pipes created earlier. Zoom or pan back over to AHU3. Change the Display Level to Fine to improve the display of the connectors.

Select the Tee fitting, right-click on the open connector, and then select Draw Pipe. Draw the pipe down the hall past AHU 1. Repeat the process with the other pipe. Zoom in on AHU 1. Select the pipe coming from the AHU and then the horizontal pipe. Repeat with the second pipe as shown in Figure Return to the 3D Mechanical view to see the revised pipe layout, as shown in Figure Task 3 – Cap open duct ends. Continue working in the 3D Mechanical view.

Zoom in on the supply duct system connected to AHU 1. Warnings display indicating the end of the duct where there is an open connector, as shown in Figure Right-click on the end of that duct and select Cap Open End. The duct is capped and the warning does not display. Repeat the process on the end of the other open duct.

Open the Show Disconnects Options dialog box. Turn off the Duct option and click OK. Task 4 – Resize the ducts. Select all of the supply ducts and air terminals coming from AHU1 by hovering the cursor over one duct and pressing until the full network displays. In the Duct Sizing dialog box, accept the defaults and click OK.

The ducts resize, as shown in Figure Connection to revise Figure 5. One of the connections needs to be revised, as shown in Figure Open the 01 Mechanical Plan view and zoom in on the supply duct network. Delete the fitting shown in Figure Select the open end of the vertical duct and drag it closer to the intersection with the horizontal duct on the right.

Right-click on the open end of the elbow and select Draw Duct. Draw the duct until it connects to the vertical duct. The appropriate fitting is reapplied, as shown in Figure Optional Make additional adjustments to the ducts, including shortening the horizontal ducts past the final air terminals.

Zoom to fit everything in the view. Task 5 – Add duct lining. Continue working in the 01 Mechanical Plan view. Draw a window around all of the elements in the view. If required, in the Quick Access Toolbar, click 7. Zoom in and see the lining applied to the ducts, as shown in Figure Thin Lines. Where do you specify the Flow of an air terminal, i. In the Ribbon b. In the Options Bar c. In the Air Flow Dialog Box d. In the Properties e.

In the Air Terminal tag 2. Which method enables you to move an air terminal hosted by a ceiling that has been copied, as shown in Figure , up to a different ceiling height?

Move b. Pick New Host c. Change the elevation in Properties d. Copied air terminals cannot be moved off the original plane 3. The size of the duct drawn from a control on mechanical equipment must remain the same size as the opening on the equipment until it intersects with another duct.

True b. How do you change an elbow fitting to a tee fitting? Delete the elbow and place a tee instead. Select the elbow and use the Type Selector to select a tee fitting instead. Select the elbow and click the Convert to Tee button in the Ribbon. Split the pipe using ; Split Element. Place the accessory nearby and then move it in place. Do nothing extra, just place the accessory on the pipe.

When can you convert a rigid duct to a flexible duct, such as that shown in Figure ? Figure a. When the rigid duct is round.

When the air terminal is already connected to a rigid duct. When creating a system and sizing the ducting. When the Allow Conversion parameter is selected in the rigid duct’s instance properties. Which of the following commands can be used when modifying pipe? Change Type b. Reapply Type c.

Add Insulation d. Edit Lining e. Modify Justification f. Modify Material g. Change Offset 8. Parallel pipe runs are created automatically at the correct distance from equipment, as shown in Figure The process of putting these together and ensuring they work properly is a significant part of developing a plumbing project. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc. As part of the. Introduction Datum features are non-solid features used during the construction of other features.

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