Monday, September 14, 2009

Where in the World??

I've been using Sitemap to track data about site hits, etc. Interesting how it shows who and where people connect to your blog - cool stuff, check it out at

later - dab

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pipe sizing in Revit MEP

Here's another post from the guys at Autodesk on how Revit MEP sizes hydronic piping - check it out!!!

thanks - David B.

Do you have an Engineering Toolbox?

If I need to check up on engineering standards, a few years back I found a site that does a really good job of explaining standards and design criteria - it's a place where you can quickly get explanations of a variety of design criteria for HVAC, piping, etc., as well as links to other sites (such as ASME, ASTM, etc.). - check it out!

It's probably one of the most helpful sites I've used in a while///

thanks - David B.

Revit MEP 2010 Fundamentals Book is HERE!!!

We've wrapped up the editing, dotted the i's and crossed the t's - so for the first time our Revit MEP 2010 Fundamentals book that we use for our classes is now available to the general public. You can purchase the book online at the following link:

There are single printed versions available, as well as a digital site license that allows training centers to print any portions of the book as needed for their classes. This book includes an Revit Fundamentals section that introduces the engineer to Revit itself, then moves into a section on setting up a project the right way. After the project is defined, a chapter is dedicated to using Revit for analysis, and then goes through chapters for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, piping and fire protection designers. The books comes back to all users in the last chapters, where collaboration, interference detection and annotation tools are covered.

The Revit MEP Advanced Book, which will cover family editing and customization will be out sometime in mid-October. If you're interesting in getting on a mailing list about the books, send me an email to

Thanks - David B.