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

Exemplary Workflow for Cooling Design with Autodesk Revit

Step 1: Concept phase

The architect creates a concept body and defines rooms or storeys and functional areas. You already use this early concept model for dimensioning and placement of the technical equipment rooms. Afterwards you communicate the results back to the architect using provisions for spaces. If changes are needed, they will be carried out until the positions of the technical equipment rooms are agreed. You then dimension and place the supply pipeline corridors and transfer them back to the model. After any necessary correction loop, the basic framework is set to move forward to the design stage. The architect now knows where space is needed for the MEP design, and time-consuming corrections in later phases can be avoided.

Step 2: MEP Model Creation

Ideally, you already receive the architecture as a Revit model which can be used to create a MEP model when designing the building services engineering. With the help of ­liNear, you can use the elements from the architectural model (e.g. levels, rooms, materials) and add further information to them. Automatically create the required storeys including work levels and use efficient tools to create spaces, zones, area plans and views. The liNear Parameter Manager, allowing the determination and assignment of parameters, is also included.

Step 3: Building Analysis

When specific MEP information has been added to the architectural model, it is ready for design and analysis. The model is transferred to liNear Building and analyzed. The program checks the model and reports any missing values. Missing data (e.g. U-values) can now be manually added or calculated. You have the choice whether you work with self-defined values or whether these are replaced by "better" values as soon as they are available. All values can also be transferred back into the model. The representation of the model in building parts, levels and rooms enables quick and easy orientation. The detected building model is the basis for all load calculations and dimensionings.

Step 4: Cooling Load Calculation

Once the building has been completely detected and analyzed, the cooling load is calculated immediately. If you have already calculated the heat load, you can of course use the building model detected for it. Both the German method according to VDI 2078 and the international method according to ASHRAE are available for the dynamic calculation. After defining design temperatures, shading and usage profiles, the program displays the results for the entire project, individual building parts, levels and for all rooms. The output is subdivided into the dry (residual) cooling load, the cooling load from panel cooling, the cooling load from AHU/ supply air system and the total cooling load.

Step 5: Cooling Convector and Panel Cooling Dimensioning

After determining the cooling load, use the liNear dimensioning for cooling systems to cover the demand. This dimensioning is available for convectors and panel cooling systems. From extensive manufacturer libraries you can select your products already before the dimensioning is made. You can choose between a quick or a detailed dimensioning. With one click, dimensioned components are transferred to the model. Cooling convectors are automatically inserted and the panel cooling is drawn in according to the area plan.

Step 6: System Creation and Pipe Network Calculation

After you have transferred all components to the model and positioned them according to your requirements, continue with the construction of the pipe network and the cooling supplier. The dimensioned consumers are connected and the pipe network is designed in detail. Select neutral or manufacturer-specific components from the library and define the individual components according to your specifications. Start the pipe network calculation. If there are still possibilities for optimization, the program informs you so that you can implement them immediately. Finally, the network is redimensioned. With fixed pipe dimensions, you can also calculate existing systems and optimize or extend the network. A void planning with powerful collaboration tools simplifies the coordination process with architects and structural engineers in both closed and open BIM projects.

Step 7: Labeling and Output of Results

With the automatic labels you can write the results of your design work directly into the model - quickly and simply. You can define and reuse labels globally, per component group or for individual elements. It is also possible to add your own parameters, which can be included in the labels. All results such as bill of quantities, pipe network calculation, cooling load results or hydraulic balancing are output in various formats. All information is saved directly in the model. The final MEP model is provided for the BIM process. The IFC format is also available as an option.