Modeling Electrical Systems

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to place basic lighting fixtures in a building model using regular layouts.
  • Appreciate the process of copying model framework and lighting fixtures into a MEP file.
  • Understand how to create circuits and wiring to panelboard elements.
  • Model other common electrical equipment, such as switches and receptacles.
  • Explore the overall electrical systems that could be the basis for later system analysis.