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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April ADN Plugin of the Month, ASHRAE Viewer for Revit, Now Available

http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2011/03/april-adn-plugin-of-the-month-ashrae-viewer-for-revit-now-available.html of the Month, ASHRAE Viewer for Revit, Now Available
by Scott Sheppard
Distribution of air conditioner and ventilation
"Hi, there. I am from Central Services, and I want to talk to you about your ducts."
   from the movie Brazil, 1985.
Continuing our theme of plugins for design applications other than AutoCAD, this month's plugin is once again for Revit.
Download ASHRAE Viewer for Revit MEP 2011 and 2012
This plugin can be used to view American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Table Data and accompanying images explaining the data. Revit MEP utilizes the ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database to lookup coefficients for determining pressure losses through duct fittings. This add-in provides a way to view the illustrations and the data table of available duct fittings from the database. Specifically the ASHRAE Viewer add-in provides the following functionality:
  • Visualization of the selected fitting – when a fitting is selected in the add-in, the graphics describing the application of the coefficient table is shown.
  • Display of the coefficient table – by clicking on the Show Table button, the user can see the lookup table that Revit uses for the selected fitting.
  • Table assignment for multiple fittings at once – allows the user to select multiple similar fittings and assign them the same table in one operation.
The plugin was developed by Martin Schmid of Autodesk's AEC Industry Success team. In addition to the standard read me, he even included a user manual that formed the basis of this blog article. Thanks Martin. So give this one a try and let us know what you think at labs.plugins@autodesk.com.
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