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

Exemplary Workflow for Potable and Waster Water 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 start designing the potable and waste water system immediately. The liNear Parameter Manager, allowing the determination and assignment of parameters, is also included.

Step 3: Drawing Sanitary Objects and Connections

When specific MEP information has been added to the architectural model, the model is ready for design and analysis. liNear's extensive libraries support you in the selection of sanitary equipment. Only one click is needed to insert consumers into the construction. Even consumers with automatic flushing function are easily integrated. House service connections, filters, meters and numerous fittings are also available.

Step 4: Pipe Network Construction

With liNear you construct the potable water pipe network with maximized comfort in the shortest time. In addition to the routing functions and the command for automatic connection, you also have the option of defining parallel pipes and draw them linke a single pipe. Even complex systems, for example with looped-through pipes or inliner circulation, can be realized without any problems. If the pipe network has been constructed and all consumers are connected, start the pipe network calculation to optimize the network. Rainwater systems can also be implemented immediately. Pipes are constructed directly with the desired slope or determined and assigned via the calculation. A void planning with powerful collaboration tools simplifies the coordination process with architects and structural engineers in both closed and open BIM projects.

Step 5: Potable and Waste Water Network Calculation

The construction is followed by the optimization and calculation of the pipe network. Optimize your design work for examply by assigning pipe materials, adjusting fittings, specifying insulation and ambient temperatures and calculate the network afterwards. With liNear Data Coloring, the hydraulic balancing can also be checked visually. Simulate the ejection processes and take a look at the comfort specifications and hygiene status. Based on the pipe network calculation, the network is redimensioned and you receive an optimized and hygienically perfect potable water and optimized waste water system. All results can be saved directly to the components and are exported during transfer.

Step 6: 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 the bill of quantities or the results of the pipe network calculation or hydraulic balancing, can be displayed in different 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.