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Autodesk Revit MEP Essentials  


To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk® Revit® Essentials for MEP guide has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP system from engineering design through construction documentation.

The learning guide 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 learning guide 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.


No previous CAD experience is necessary, however before using this courseware the student should have working
knowledge of the following:

  • Design, drafting or engineering principles

Available Exams and Certifications


In-Class: R6800 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4900 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes access to The CAD Corporation Online Portal which includes a Certified eBook, Datasets and Additional Resources



3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is Autodesk Revit?

Watch this video to see the power for architecture, MEP and structural engineering, and construction—made possible by Revit 2017.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation 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 CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

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


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
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