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Coordination and Interference Checking

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Exercise 4.6.1: Coordinating and Reviewing Model Changes

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Link models from other disciplines to the architectural model.
  • Find changes made to shared model elements.
  • Act upon the changes reported in the coordination review.
  • View the integrated model with the changes resolved.
Figure 4.6.1 - Reviewing changes to shared elements in the coordination

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Student Exercise

Download Unit4_Lesson6_Exercise1_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit 
  • Open the model for this exercise in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software.
  • Link to the lighting model that was created in AutodeskRevitMEP software.
  • Run a coordination review to find the changes to shared elements that were made in the linked model.
  • Review and act on the messages reported in the Coordination Review dialog box.
  • Move the lighting fixtures in the architectural model to the new locations to match the MEP model.

 

Figure 4.6.2 - Coordination Review identifying differences in lighting fixture placement

Exercise 4.6.2: Checking for Interference Between Model Elements

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Link models to prepare for interference checking.
  • Set up and run an interference report.
  • Review the issues reported in the interference report and showing the intersecting elements.
  • Narrow the scope of the report by selection or by choosing specific elements to check.
Figure 4.6.3 - Highlighting intersecting ducts and joists found during an interference check

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Student Exercise

Download Unit4_Lesson6_Exercise2_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit 
  • Open the model for this exercise in Revit MEP software. This model includes the elements in the plumbing design with the architectural model already linked in.
  • Link to the HVAC model that was also created in Revit MEP.
  • Open a view of the area to be checked, and adjust its settings to feature the HVAC and plumbing elements.
  • Run an interference check to look for intersecting elements in the current project and the linked HVAC model.
  • Review the messages in the Interference Report dialog box.
  • Change the elevation of the sprinkler pipes that intersect with the ducts so that there is an appropriate clearance between these items.

 

Figure 4.6.4 -  Clash between a duct and sprinkler pipe in the plenum space