Manufacturer specific jobs are hard to achieve with plain Revit if you’re not sure whether you can trust the source of your content. There are Revit Apps available that allow users to work more flexible with content without having to search all kinds of content from all over the internet, allowing for a more consistent level of quality.
Revit Apps are great additional pieces of software that go on top of Revit. In other words, software that has functionalities (and often unique BIM data access) you cannot find in Revit.
Efficient Piping System Design
The new Product Line Placer for Piping App
in Revit is a great time saver for MEP engineers and other MEP specialists. Drawing piping systems from leading manufacturers such as Geberit, Georg Fischer, Henco, Nicoll, Pegler Yorkshire, Rehau, SANHA, Uponor, Viega, VSH and Wavin is done in a blink of the eye.
With the content in the App, users can create fabrication ready piping systems. 3rd party fabrication tools are no longer required, which will massively increase the engineering productivity.
The App combines specific product and trade data from 11 manufacturers with a powerful design tool for Revit. Due to the Autorouting functionality, the correct fittings and bends are selected automatically and placed on the bill of materials. Just draw and click and you’re done.
In addition to the core functionality, the Product Line Placer for Piping App allows users to draw flexible pipe systems with special bends. This is done without any configuration needed. When selecting a flexible pipe type, you can simply form the pipe by clicking the next point for the bendable path to follow.
After you design the flexible piping systems, add the relevant tags, and finally create schedules with all relevant data such as measurements, manufacturer data and article numbers. Now your piping system can be ordered and fabricated right from within Revit.
Add Valves and Keep your Piping System Connected
Another App that works great in combination with the Piping App is the Product Line Placer for Valves
. With it, you can easily filter on manufacturer, diameter, valve category, or technical properties. Select and place valves in your Revit project and work directly with localized and up-to-date manufacturer specific products.
The MEPcontent Product Line Placer for Valves App will give you access to valve series from 8 leading manufacturers (Belimo, Econosto, Hattersley, Kemper, Oventrop, TA (IMI Hydronic Engineering), Victaulic and Watts Industries) and this number will increase in the future.
Select valves based on pressure stage and have fittings and flanges added automatically. Content is optimized and localized by region including article number, GTIN, manufacturer data and category. Use the diameter from the pipes you use in your model and see what valves are available to fit with your piping system.
The two Apps can be downloaded in less than one minute from store.mepcontent.com.
Manufacturer Dedicated Apps
If you are only interested in content from only one or a few product manufacturers, and want to cut the clutter by only having to scroll through the content that is directly relevant to you and your project, then browse the MEPcontent store for that manufacturer specific App.
8 manufacturers have already published their own dedicated Revit Apps, with content raging from electrical equipment to heating and cooling content. MEPcontent is currently developing new Apps for 2 manufacturers based in Italy.Visit the MEPcontent store now