April 5, 2013

What’s New in Revit MEP 2014: The Situation is Terminal! Ability to Add Air Terminals to Duct

Revit MEP 2014 has some great enhancements, one of the best is the new ability to place Air Terminals directly on Duct. 

One of the most common workarounds that we come across when supporting Revit MEP for HVAC designers at Ideate, Inc. is how to show a Air Terminal coming off the duct AND have the flow calculations still be correct. Now with this new feature, users will be able to place/host air terminal devices (grilles and diffusers) directly on the face of a duct and have air propagate correctly in the system. 

This new feature supports the placement of air terminals on the surface of ducts to reflect real-world installations. 

This feature: 
  • Place air terminals directly on a duct face, including rectangular, round and oval duct. 
  • Drag the air terminal on to the duct face with the “Air Terminal on Duct” command enabled. 
  • Check if the engagement length works well for the connection of the air terminal to the duct. 
  • After placing the air terminal on the duct face, copy the air terminal along the duct or rotate the duct to check the connection.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2014 releases for Revit Structure, Revit Architecture, Civil 3D, AutoCAD and more: ideateinc.com/2014

Bill Johnson
Ideate Senior MEP Application Specialist

Bill has over 20 years experience in applying AEC design solutions for large commercial companies. A graduate of Pasadena Institute of Technology, he has worked for TEECOM Design Group, GTE/GTEL, Greg LeDoux and Associates, and Scottish Power in England. Bill has also had the opportunity to act as Lead AutoCAD Designer for multimillion dollar communication sites which have included structural, electrical, HVAC, conduit, cable plans and equipment layouts. He has a Sustainable Design Certification from the University of California at Berkeley.

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