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Modeling Mechanical Systems

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

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Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of copying in model elements that will drive the mechanical design.
  • Model some typical HVAC system, both closed plenum and exposed, within the space constraints of the building.
  • Understand the options available and tradeoffs for modeling ductwork for HVAC systems.
  • Investigate the register of HVAC systems and see how they are organized by type (supply or return).