Water Solutions for Revit

Design and calculate potable and waste water systems in Autodesk Revit
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Editions

Starter
€ 59.00 / month

billed annually

Advanced
€ 139.00 / month

billed annually

Professional
€ 199.00 / month

billed annually

Features

MEP Model Creation (Potable and Waste Water)

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 tanks and dwelling stations
  • Configurator of parallel pipes for routing multiple pipes at once
  • 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

Automatic Detection of the Potable Water 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 Yes Yes

Potable Water Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the potable water 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
  • Temperature-time functions for section parts / entire network in consideration of insulation and ambient temperature
  • Dwelling and decentralized fresh water stations
  • Pressure boosting station and pressure closed-loop controller with output pressure specification
  • 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 Yes Yes

Automatic Detection of the Waste Water 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

Waste Water Pipe Network Calculation with Redimensioning

For example:

  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the water 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 of (gravity) drainage systems for rain and waste water inside buildings
  • Dimensioning of rain water pipes with reference to statistical rainfall rate
  • Aeration ducts are tested and certified according to standards
  • Verification of the drawn slopes and calculation of the minimum slopes
  • Consideration of waste water lifting stations
  • 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 Yes 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 Yes 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 potable and waste water 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

Building model as basis for design

Input: Architecture model or plan

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

Work steps:

  • Easy creation of the MEP model based on the architecture
  • Enrichment of the model with relevant information
  • Automatic creation of views and plans 
  • Parameter management for the assignment of parameters used in the project 
  • Optional for 2D templates:  Simple rebuild of the building in 3D
     

Positioning of sanitary objects

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

Output: MEP model with placed sanitary objects

Work steps:

  • Selection of sanitary objects as neutral components or from the extensive manufacturer CAD libraries 
  • Easy placement in the model through specific drawing commands  

System creation and pipe network calculation

Input: MEP model with placed sanitary objects 

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
  • Insertion of system components (e.g. house connections, filters, meters, fittings, separators, pressure boosting station)
  • Specification of calculation-relevant specifications (e.g. assignment of pipe materials, settings of valves, specification of insulation, ambient temperatures or allocation of pipe materials)
  • Simulation of ejection processes, check of comfort specifications and hygiene status
  • Variant comparison by using verified manufacturer data sets (e.g. pipe systems)
  • Automatic recognition of aeration ducts and types
  • Calculation of (gravity) drainage systems for rain and waste water inside buildings
  • Calculation of existing networks by fixing individual or all dimensions
  • Redimensioning of the water 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: MEP model with optimized systems as well as the finished void planning

Output: Final water 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