Chapter 10

Mechanical Systems and Ductwork

Ductwork, like pipework, is a system family through which Revit MEP can calculate airflow rates and pressure drops on any correctly defined system. Ductwork also provides the graphics for the traditional “drawn” documentation and the variety of ways this can be represented on a drawing sheet at different stages of a project, regardless of whether the duct is presented as a single line at concept design or as a fully coordinated double line for construction issue.

There are three main types of duct: rectangular, round, and oval. These three types are the basis for your documentation, while new to Revit MEP 2012 are placeholder ducts (and pipes). Placeholders allow the designer to rough in layouts in ...

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