Revit MEP is a software application that allows you to design and model mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in a building. Revit MEP is part of the Autodesk Revit suite, which also includes Revit Architecture and Revit Structure. Revit MEP can help you create accurate and coordinated designs, perform analysis and calculations, generate documentation and reports, and collaborate with other disciplines.
If you are new to Revit MEP, you may wonder how to get started and where to find the best resources to learn the software. In this article, we will provide you with some tips and suggestions on how to learn Revit MEP effectively.
1. Download and install Revit MEP
The first step to learn Revit MEP is to download and install the software on your computer. You can get a free 30-day trial of Revit MEP from the Autodesk website. You will need to create an account and provide some basic information to access the download link. You can also subscribe to Revit MEP or the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection, which includes Revit MEP and other Autodesk products.
Once you have downloaded the software, you can follow the installation instructions on the Autodesk website. You will need to have a compatible operating system, processor, memory, graphics card, and disk space to run Revit MEP smoothly. You can check the system requirements for Revit MEP here.
2. Explore the user interface and basic tools
The next step to learn Revit MEP is to familiarize yourself with the user interface and basic tools of the software. The user interface of Revit MEP consists of several elements, such as the ribbon, the quick access toolbar, the project browser, the properties palette, the view control bar, the status bar, and the drawing area. You can customize the user interface according to your preferences and workflow.
The basic tools of Revit MEP allow you to create and modify elements in your model, such as walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, doors, windows, stairs, railings, furniture, fixtures, equipment, ducts, pipes, cables, lighting devices, panels, switches, outlets, fire alarms, sprinklers, etc. You can access these tools from the ribbon or use keyboard shortcuts for faster operation. You can also use filters, visibility settings, worksets, phases, levels, grids, reference planes, dimensions, annotations,
to organize and manage your model.
3. Follow online tutorials and courses
One of the best ways to learn Revit MEP is to follow online tutorials and courses that teach you how to use the software step by step. There are many online resources that offer free or paid tutorials and courses for beginners or intermediate users of Revit MEP. Some of these resources are:
Autodesk Revit MEP 2022 (or before) Beginner to Intermediate: This is a Udemy course that teaches you how to work on real projects using Revit MEP 2022 or earlier versions. The course covers topics such as linking an architectural model into a Revit MEP project,
setting up your project correctly,
and electrical systems,
and performing calculations on your model,
and exporting from Revit MEP,
The course includes sample files
and a 30-day money-back guarantee[^1^].
Revit MEP Tutorials: This is a website that offers free tutorials for Revit MEP users. The tutorials are designed to teach you the basic concepts
and principles from building design through construction documentation. The tutorials cover topics such as exploring the interface,