Revit MEP Essentials

The Revit MEP Essential course is designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP system from engineering design through construction documentation.
Course Duration
5 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
Cape Town
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Course Price
R 5700
Including VAT

Course Overview


This course is intended to introduce users 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 guide will also familiarize users with the tools required to create, document, and print the parametric model.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Working with the Autodesk Revit software’s basic viewing, drawing, and editing commands
  • Inserting and connecting MEP components and using the System Browser
  • Review Revit file worksharing, terminology, and workflow
  • Working with linked Revit files and CAD files
  • Creating spaces and zones so that you can analyze heating and cooling loads
  • Creating HVAC networks with air terminals, mechanical equipment, ducts, and pipes
  • Creating plumbing networks with plumbing fixtures and pipes
  • Creating electrical circuits with electrical equipment, devices, and lighting fixtures and adding cable trays and conduits
  • Creating HVAC and plumbing systems with automatic duct and piping layouts
  • Testing duct, piping and electrical systems
  • Creating and annotating construction documents
  • Adding tags and creating schedules.
  • Detailing in the Autodesk Revit software

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach beginner users who want to learn more about Revit MEP software.


  • A working knowledge of Windows 10 operating system is advised
  • It is highly recommended that users have experience and knowledge in MEP engineering and its terminology

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Revit in a Nutshell
  • Creating systems, Mechanical and Electrical
Introducing Revit as a BIM tool
  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM What will BIM deliver?
  • Industry drivers
  • Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Implications on team and workflow; fee and deliverables; contract and insurance issues
UI Tour, Project Navigation and View Creation
  • Interactive session introducing the menu and screen layout
  • Interrogating the model to extract views
    • Plans, sections and elevations
    • Displaced views, callouts and drafting views
    • 3D isometrics, perspectives and walkthrough movies
  • Placement and properties of grids, levels and dimensions
  • Introduction to basic
  • Revit elements
Element Selection and Manipulation
  • Interactive session introducing object selection methods
  • Element properties and manipulation
  • Instance and Type parameters
  • Modify tools, Nodes and Snaps
Visibility Control and Categorisation
  • Project-Wide Settings
  • View Specific Overrides
  • Element Specific Overrides
  • Individual Line Overrides
Model Development Methodology
  • Is BIM just about 3D?
  • Information timeline and overload
  • How a project develops from a base template
  • The complexity of components
  • Controlling graphical display
Establishing a Project
  • Project units –  Common, HVAC, Electrical and Piping
  • MEP settings, symbols and schematic design
  • Project commencement and collaboration
  • Linking CAD and Revit Architecture
  • Coordination review
Introduction to Building Elements
  • Basic wall definitions, floors, roofs and ceilings
  • Sketching rules and relating slabs to walls and supports
  • Slab slopes, roof design and ceiling definition
  • System family editing
  • Column and beam placement
Equipment, Fixtures and Fittings
  • Family terminology
  • Component placement
  • Selecting the correct level – FFL, SSL, Floor Soffit and Ceiling Soffit
  • MEP workflow
Introducing Systems
  • Setting up the project profile
  • Main systems
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Piping
  • System browser, connectors and other air systems
Basic Schedules and Legends
  • Generation of tabular interrogations of the model
    • Scheduling Components
    • Style schedules
    • Legends
Geometry Formation and In-Place Families
  • Interactive session on the creation and manipulation of basic solid and void forms
    • Extrusion
    • Blend
    • Revolve
    • Sweep
    • Swept Blend
Mechanical Systems
  • Mechanical settings
  • Duct types and fittings
  • Creating duct and piping systems Insulating and lining ductwork
  • Plant and equipment
  • Mechanical pipework, flanges and fittings
Electrical Systems and Circuits
  • Equipment, devices and fixtures
  • Wiring, cable tray and conduit modelling
  • Circuits and switch systems
Plumbing Systems
  • Plumbing settings
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Creating plumbing systems
  • Creating sanitary systems
  • Domestic hot and cold water systems
  • System browser
Spaces, Zones, Areas and Volumes
  • Differentiate between spaces, zones, areas and volumes
  • Defining spaces, bounding elements, tags and schedules
  • Computation for areas and volumes
  • Using space data outside of Revit
  • Colour schemes and legends
2D Draughting and Annotation
  • Introducing annotation tools and component categories
  • Detail component libraries
  • Repeating details
  • Lines and arcs
  • Text, Tags and keynotes
Sheet Compilation and Publication
  • Project browser organisation – WIP and Publish
  • Creating and populating sheets
  • Working with schedules
  • Publishing and document management
Sheet Compilation and Publication
  • Project browser organisation –WIP and Publish
  • Creating and populating sheets
  • Working with schedules
  • Publishing and document management
Basic Subdivision and Collaboration
  • Introducing a BIM Strategy
  • Document Model management
  • Project team collaboration techniques
  • Transmittal and model issue protocols
  • Basics of large-model sub-division
Introduction to the Principles of Family Editing
  • The basic process
  • 10 stages for trouble-free family creation
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
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  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
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