Cooling Solutions for Revit

Design and calculate cooling systems in Autodesk Revit
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Editions

Starter
€ 59.00 / month

billed annually

Advanced
€ 229.00 / month

billed annually

Professional
€ 299.00 / month

billed annually

Features

MEP Model Creation (Cooling)

For example:

  • Pipe command including system class determination
  • Automatic connection of pipes including necessary transitions (autorouting)
  • Automatic T-piece connection
  • Pipe offset command to resolve collisions
  • Configurators for convectors and tanks
  • Configurator of parallel pipes for routing multiple pipes at once
  • Panel cooling assistant for circle and pipe laying including construction area editor
  • Automatic Labeling
Yes Yes Yes

Concept in Early Design Phases

For example:

  • Tools for predimensioning technical equipment rooms for all disciplines
  • Drag&Drop Editor for defining cross sections of the pipeline corridors
  • Placing of predimesnioned pipeline corridors
  • Communication of the space requirements via IFC ("Provisions for Voids")
Yes Yes Yes

Collaboration Tools

For example:

  • Void planning with tools for collaboration with architects, structural engineers and other participants
  • Report and task manager with BCF and IFC Ex- & Import
Yes Yes Yes

View Creator and View Control

For example:

  • View creation assistant for 3D views, floor plans, ceiling plans and area plans
  • Quick 3D selection box command
  • Quick working section commands
  • Automatic sorting and assignment of views
  • Suggestions for best suitable views
  • Automatic LOG assignement to views
  • View filter
Yes Yes Yes

Storey Table

For example:

  • Automatic import of storeys from the architectural model
  • Control of the storey in the Construction level / offset (+/-) section
  • Easy Creation of storeys and work levels
  • Separate storey table for mutliple building parts (e.g. for split levels)
Yes Yes Yes

Visibility Control

For example:

  • One click visibility control for building parts
  • One click visibility control for storeys
  • One click visibility control for disciplines
  • One click visibility control for component groups (e.g. systems, insulations, etc.)
Yes Yes Yes

Task Management

For example:

  • Assigning of responsibilities for automatic (e.g. from the calculations) or manually created tasks
  • Set of deadlines and priorities for tasks
  • Status tracking of tasks
  • Definition of given workflows for the resolution of tasks
  • Adding of Screenshots, comments, positions to tasks
  • Sharing and assignment of tasks to participants via BCF
Yes Yes Yes

Family and Library Manager

For example:

  • Providing of all necessary components for your project centrally
  • Components or configurators suitable for the active discipline
  • Filtered by active discipline, used in project and locations (local or folder in the network)
  • Sorted in component groups for quick orientation
  • Multiple placing comands for families (place, replace, replace all, place on grid)
  • Integration of own family libraries
  • Intelligent search function
  • Pick and place again of a component in the model
Yes Yes Yes

Industry Families via CAD Browser

For example:

  • Extensive CAD libraries with approved components of our wide range of industry partner
  • More than 6 billion possible components and component combinations
  • Direct placement of original manufacturer components into your model
  • Multiple placing modes (place, replace, replace all of a kind)
  • Configurators for complex component combinations (e.g. cascade systems)
  • Including technical and commercial data (e.g. article numbers and packaging units)
  • Detection and consideration in the network calculations
Yes Yes Yes

Parameter Manager and Classification Tool

For example:

  • Assigning of liNear parameters to your own shared parameters in a project-dependent mapping table
  • Search and filter functions for mapping or overwrite of parameters
  • Loading and Saving of predefined project standards
  • Assignment of classification parameter to components and model elements to fill it with values
  • Structure the classification of component groups in the IFC export
  • Classification components related to cost groups for precise cost estimations
Yes Yes Yes

Collision Checker

For example:

  • Detection and display of collisions of any kind within a project or between several projects
  • Collision check between Architecture and all disciplines
  • Collision check between two discipline or one discipline with the architecture
  • Collision check between single or multiple categories (e.g. walls and pipes)
  • Collision check between single or multiple systems (e.g. Gas and exhaust air)
  • Automatic creation of tasks for each collision in the Report and Task Tab
  • Saving and Loading of predefined configurations
Yes Yes Yes

Building Analysis

For example:

  • Building detection and analysis including the information required for load calculations (e.g. target heating and cooling temperatures)
  • Definition and transfer of further building parameters (e.g. apartment names)
  • Easy-to-use MEP room and zoning tool
  • Detection of Building parts, storeys, zones and rooms
  • Automatic transfer of all building sections, storeys, rooms and room components including room temperatures and adjacent temperatures directly from the Revit model
  • Detection and consideration of ground approximation
  • Automatic check of modeling mistakes in the architectural model to communicate to the architect
No Yes Yes

Dynamic Cooling Load Calculation

For example:

  • Automatic transfer of all building sections, storeys, rooms and room components directly from the Revit model
  • Dynamic Cooling load calculations based on multiple national and international norms
  • Calculation of the room air temperature
  • Calculation of the operative room temperature
  • Assistant for determination of internal and external loads
  • Cross-project definition of reusable profiles (loads, brightness, usage, temperatures, operating profiles, etc.)
  • Calculation by means of periodic settling with CDD or by means of aperiodic settling with CDP (defined forward run, start and CDD)
  • Separate display of the results for dry (residual) cooling load, the cooling load from panel cooling, the cooling load from AHU/ supply air system and the total cooling load
  • Window configurator with shadow consideration
  • Parametric data model for easy changes
  • Automatic update after changes in the architectural model
  • Extensive material library for defining components
  • Quick and easy calculation of U-values
  • Faster input by creating standard components
No Yes Yes

Dimensioning of Cooling Convectors

For example:

  • Dimensiong of convectors for each room based on the head load calculation
  • Consideration of allready integrated convectors in the model and new dimensioning, layout and update of the model
  • Easy variant comparison
  • Determination and assignment of pipe runs, manifolds, manifold connections and control components (e.g. valves)
  • Extensive data sets of manufacturer products for convectors and panel cooling systems
No Yes Yes

Dimensioning of Panel Cooling

For example:

  • Dimensioning and layout of panel cooling (floor, wall and Ceiling) based on the cooling load calculation
  • Easy variant comparison
  • Determination and assignment of pipe runs, manifolds, manifold connections and control components (e.g. valves)
  • Automatic creation of pipe run schemes
  • Extensive data sets of manufacturer products for radiators, convectors and panel heating systems
No Yes Yes

Automatic Drawing of dimensioned Components

For example:

  • Automatic placement of radiators, convectors and panel heating systems into your CAD model
  • Automatic labeling of transferred components
  • Transfer and update of dimensioned components into your model and from your model to the dimensioning
No Yes Yes

Automatic Detection of the Cooling Pipe Network

For example:

  • Detection of drawn pipes directly in the model and analysis of the system
  • Detection of all integrated components
  • Consideration of technical datas integrated in the model
  • Detection of drawn dimension for the optionally consideration in the network calculation
  • Easy mapping of foreign components for the consideration in the network calculation
No No Yes

Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the heating pipe network
  • Consideration of given gerneral conditions e.g. limit values for velocities and the pipe friction pressure gradient (R-value)
  • Determination and variant comparison of pipe materials and components including original manufacturer data sets with real product properties
  • Calculation directly in the model incl. redimensioning
  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Selection of suitable (manufacturer) components based on the calculation results
  • Saving of values directly in the model with optional consideration in the IFC export
  • Interface for valve data sets, shut-off valves, differential pressure closed-loop controllers, volume flow closed-loop controllers, regulating valves, control valve and fixed resistors
  • Visualization of results using liNear Data Coloring (dimensions, materials, velocities, unfavorable flow path and many more)
No No Yes

Hydraulic Balancing of complex Systems

For example:

  • Hydraulic calculations with transfer of performance data from family parameters
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Determination also of networks with several control levels
  • Consideration not onlyof the distribution networks, but also the generator part
No No Yes

Bill of Quantities including Article Numbers

For example:

  • Clear and comprehensible calculation results as well as complete bill of quantities
  • Detailed parts lists including article numbers and material check
  • Bill of quantities and parts lists in several output formats (Windows printout, Excel, text, UGS, GAEB, ASD)
No No Yes

Free Access to Online Tutorials

  • Easy start and education with the liNear tutorials and example projects in the exclusive customer area on our website
Yes Yes Yes

Videos

Description

LINEAR workflow for cooling design with Autodesk Revit

Concept phase

Input: Concept structure of the architecture with rooms, floors and functional areas

Output: Located space requirements for technical rooms and pipeline corridors

Work steps:

  • Workflow for a collaborative early design phase planning
  • Creation of a concept design on the basis of the requirements planning
  • Conceptual space design (Provision for spaces)
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of technical equipment rooms
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of the pipeline corridors
  • Cross section editor for the pipeline corridor concept
  • Generate pipe and duct elements from corridor concept

Derivation of the thermal model

Input: Architecture model or plan

Output: Model for further MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms

Work steps:

  • Transfer of all relevant floor levels
  • Automatic creation of views and plans
  • Zoning and creation of MEP rooms
  • Enrichment of the model with relevant information
  • Parameter management for the assignment of parameters used in the project
  • Optional for 2D templates:  Simple rebuild of the building in 3D

Building analysis and cooling load calculation

Input: Model for the MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms

Output: Calculated cooling load

Work steps:

  • Powerful building analysis as basis for cooling load calculation
  • Optional analysis of the terrain topography
  • Automatic mapping of building structure (building parts, floor and rooms)
  • Identification and collaborative correction of modeling errors in exchange with the architect  
  • U-value calculation and addition of any missing calculation parameters
  • Dynamic cooling load calculation for the project, the floors as well as all rooms
  • Transfer of all relevant values into the model

Cooling convector and panel cooling design

Input: Calculated cooling load

Output: MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Work steps:

  • Dimensioning of convectors or panel cooling systems on the basis of the cooling load calculation
  • Comparison of variants by using verified manufacturer data sets
  • Transfer of the dimensioned components into the model
  • Optional automatic or manual placement of components
  • Bidirectional adjustments either in the model or in the dimensioning
  • Transfer of all relevant values into the model

System creation and pipe network calculation

Input: MEP model with dimensioned cooling components

Output: MEP model with optimized systems as well as the finished void planning

Work steps:

  • Fast pipe network construction as a single pipe or as parallel pipes
  • Automatic connection of all consumers
  • Plant design neutral or with the help of extensive manufacturer CAD libraries
  • Specification of calculation-relevant specifications (e.g. assignment of pipe materials, settings of valves, specification of insulation and ambient temperatures)
  • Comparison of variants by using verified manufacturer data sets (e.g. pipe systems)
  • Calculation of existing networks by fixing individual or all dimensions
  • Redimensioning of the cooling pipe network on the basis of the calculation
  • Colored display of all results directly in the model (LINEAR data coloring)
  • Void planning including coordination via BCF and IFC

Labeling, output of model data and results

Input: Calculated and optimized cooling pipe network

Output: Final heating design including model for transfer to the coordination model and calculated results incl. material lists

Work steps:

  • Storage of all inputs and calculation results in the model
  • Publication of selectable values as shared parameters
  • Automatic labeling of the model
  • Addition of own parameters and meta information
  • Printout of the results in standardized forms
  • Transfer of the results and the model in all relevant formats