To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk® Revit® 2018 MEP: Fundamentals course has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP system from engineering design through construction documentation.
The course is intended to introduce students to the software’s user interface and the basic HVAC, electrical, and piping/plumbing components that make the Autodesk Revit software a powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. The course will also familiarize students with the tools required to create, document, and print the parametric model. 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.


This course introduces the fundamental skills in learning the Autodesk Revit MEP software. It is highly recommended that students have experience and knowledge in MEP engineering and its terminology.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Work with the Autodesk Revit software’s basic viewing, drawing, and editing commands.
  • Insert and connect MEP components and using the System Browser.
  • Work with linked architectural files.
  • Create spaces and zones so that you can analyze heating and cooling loads.
  • Create HVAC networks with air terminals, mechanical equipment, ducts, and pipes.
  • Create plumbing networks with plumbing fixtures and pipes.
  • Create electrical circuits with electrical equipment, devices, and lighting fixtures and adding cable trays and conduits.
  • Create HVAC and plumbing systems with automatic duct and piping layouts.
  • Test duct, piping and electrical systems.
  • Create and annotate construction documents.
  • Add tags and create schedules.
  • Detail the Autodesk Revit software.


Chapter 1: Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • BIM and Autodesk Revit
  • Workflow and BIM
  • Revit Terms
  • Revit and Construction Documents
  • Overview of the Interface
  • Starting Projects
  • Opening Projects
  • Starting New Projects
  • Saving Projects
  • Viewing Commands
  • Zooming and Panning
  • Viewing in 3D
  • Visual Styles
  • Practice 1a Open and Review a Project
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 2: Basic Sketching and Modify Tools
  • Using General Sketching Tools
  • Drawing Aids
  • Using Dimensions as Drawing Aids
  • Reference Planes
  • Inserting Components
  • Loading Components
  • Practice 2a Insert Components
  • Selecting and Editing Elements
  • Selecting Multiple Elements
  • Filtering Selection Sets
  • Practice 2b Select and Edit Elements
  • Working with Basic Modify Tools
  • Moving and Copying Elements
  • Rotating Elements
  • Mirroring Elements
  • Creating Linear and Radial Arrays
  • Practice 2c Work with Basic Modify Tools
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 3: Basic Systems Tools
  • Connecting Components
  • Testing Connections
  • Practice 3a Connect Components
  • Working with Additional Modify Tools
  • Aligning Elements
  • Splitting Linear Elements
  • Trimming and Extending
  • Offsetting Elements
  • Practice 3b Work with Additional Modify Tools
  • Creating Systems - Overview
  • Using the System Browser
  • Practice 3c View and Create Systems
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 4: Starting Systems Projects
  • Linking in Revit Models
  • Managing Links
  • Practice 4a Start a Systems Project
  • Setting Up Levels
  • Creating Plan Views
  • Copying and Monitoring Elements
  • Practice 4b Copy and Monitor Elements
  • Batch Copying Fixtures
  • Batch Copying Fixtures
  • Practice 4c Batch Copy Fixtures
  • Coordinating Linked Models
  • Practice 4d Coordinate Linked Models
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 5: Working with Views
  • Setting the View Display
  • Hiding and Overriding Graphics
  • MEP System Filters
  • View Properties
  • Using View Templates
  • Duplicating Views
  • Duplication Types
  • Practice 5a Duplicate Views and Set the View Display
  • Adding Callout Views
  • Modifying Callouts
  • Practice 5b Add Callout Views
  • Creating Elevations and Sections
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Modifying Elevations and Sections
  • Practice 5c Create Elevations and Sections
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 6: Setting Up Spaces
  • Preparing a Model for Spaces
  • Adding Spaces
  • Creating Individual Spaces
  • Space Properties
  • Practice 6a Add Spaces
  • Working with Spaces
  • Special Space Situations
  • Practice 6b Work with Spaces
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 7: Heating and Cooling Loads Analysis
  • Creating Zones
  • Using the System Browser with Zones
  • Applying Color Schemes
  • Practice 7a Create Zones
  • Analyzing the Heating and Cooling Loads
  • Practice 7b Heating and Cooling Analysis
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 8: HVAC Networks
  • Adding Mechanical Equipment and Air Terminals
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Air Terminals
  • Practice 8a Add Mechanical Equipment and Air Terminals
  • Adding Ducts and Pipes
  • Mechanical Settings
  • Adding Ducts and Pipes
  • Creating Parallel Pipes
  • Practice 8b Add Ducts and Pipes
  • Modifying Ducts and Pipes
  • Adding Fittings & Accessories
  • Duct and Pipe Sizing
  • Converting Ducts and Pipes
  • Adding Insulation and Lining
  • Modifying the Justification
  • Practice 8c Modify Ducts and Pipes
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 9: Plumbing Networks
  • Adding Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Practice 9a Add Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment
  • Adding Plumbing Pipes
  • Adding Pipes
  • Sloped Piping
  • Creating Parallel Pipes
  • Practice 9b Add Plumbing Pipes
  • Modifying Plumbing Pipes
  • Pipe Fittings & Accessories
  • Changing the Slope
  • Converting Pipes
  • Adding Insulation
  • Modifying the Justification
  • Practice 9c Modify Plumbing Pipes
  • Adding Fire Protection Networks
  • Practice 9d Add Fire Protection Networks
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 10: Advanced Systems for HVAC and Plumbing
  • Creating and Modifying Systems
  • Modifying Systems
  • Practice 10a Create and Modify HVAC Systems
  • Practice 10b Create and Modify Plumbing Systems
  • Creating Automatic Layouts
  • Practice 10c Create Automatic HVAC Layouts
  • Practice 10d Create Automatic Plumbing Layouts
  • Testing Systems
  • Showing Disconnects
  • System Inspector
  • Duct and Pipe Color Fill Legends
  • Analyzing Systems with Schedule
  • Practice 10e Test HVAC Systems
  • Practice 10f Test Plumbing Systems
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 11: Electrical Systems
  • About Electrical Systems
  • Electrical Settings
  • Placing Electrical Components
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Devices
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Practice 11a Place Electrical Components
  • Creating Electrical Circuits
  • Editing Circuit Paths
  • Adding Wires
  • Practice 11b Create Electrical Circuits
  • Setting up Panel Schedules
  • Creating Panel Schedules
  • Modifying Panel Schedules
  • Practice 11c Set Up Panel Schedules
  • Adding Cable Trays and Conduit
  • Creating Parallel Conduit Runs
  • Modifying Cable Tray and Conduit
  • Adding Fittings
  • Testing Electrical Layouts
  • Practice 11d Add Conduit
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 12: Creating Construction Documents
  • Setting Up Sheets
  • Sheet (Title Block) Properties
  • Placing and Modifying Views on Sheets
  • Practice 12a Create Construction Documents
  • Printing Sheets
  • Printing Options
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 13: Annotating Construction Documents
  • Working with Dimensions
  • Modifying Dimensions
  • Setting Constraints
  • Practice 13a Work with Dimensions
  • Working With Text
  • Editing Text
  • Spell Checking
  • Creating Text Types
  • Adding Detail Lines and Symbols
  • Using Symbols
  • Practice 13b Annotate Construction Documents
  • Creating Legends
  • Practice 13c Create Legends
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 14: Adding Tags and Schedules
  • Adding Tags
  • Tagging in 3D Views
  • Practice 14a Add Tags - Mechanical and Electrical
  • Working with Schedules
  • Modifying Schedules
  • Modifying a Schedule on a Sheet
  • Practice 14b Work with Schedules - Mechanical
  • Practice 14c Work with Schedules - Electrical
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary
Chapter 15: Creating Details
  • Setting Up Detail Views
  • Referencing a Drafting View
  • Saving Drafting Views
  • Adding Detail Components
  • Detail Components
  • Repeating Details
  • Annotating Details
  • Creating Filled Regions
  • Adding Detail Tags
  • Practice 15a Create a Fire Damper Detail
  • Practice 15b Create a Floor Drain Detail
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Command Summary

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