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June 26, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Autodesk® Revit® users know well that this software does not place rooms in the best way. If designers need to add Spaces to the model with the same Room parameter values, they have to check the heights of rooms and correct them to be up to needed boundaries. Also they need to draw Area boundary lines manually and do other time wasting operations working with Revit project Rooms, Areas or Spaces (RAS).

RAS Manager

To help modellers, architects, MEP designers to place rooms, areas and spaces with required heights and parameters was created our tool for Revit named RAS Manager. This extension for Autodesk Revit Architecture / MEP enables to create and manage rooms, areas and spaces with HVAC parameters. RAS Manager automatically detects nearest elevations, room bounding and attaches room to it.

June 05, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

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Overall heat transfer coefficient for simple constructions of building envelope could be calculated straightly in Autodesk® Revit®, but what to do if you have more complex constructions with profiles or air layers. The answer is easy – use U-Value solution from Tools 4 Revit!

U-Value is useful Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/MEP extension that calculates overall heat transfer coefficient (U-Value) for walls, floors, roofs, ceilings and foundation slabs. This BIM tool has a possibility to identify the heat flow direction. According to this direction the external and internal thermal resistance differs. This material automatically detects thermal insulation layer and its thickness and adds the profiles into this part of the construction:

June 03, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Many of our MEP Engineering Pro modules and some Tools 4 Revit apps have been already updated for Revit 2015! R-Heating, Smart Hangers, Smart Sprinklers and U-Value are compatible with the latest Autodesk Revit version. BIM solutions for HVAC or fire protection system design allow you to create optimal indoor climate projects and low-energy buildings.

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We've added full support for Revit 2015 and updates of sample projects (R-Heating and Smart Sprinklers) before these products have been released.

You can download all new versions here:
R-Heating download page
Smart Hangers download page
Smart Sprinklers download page
U-Value download page

May 02, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

hangers for rectangular ductsMany Autodesk® Revit® users complain about manual duct splitting. We have developed the tool that can accelerate your design. Using our created Smart Hangers solution you can split any line based elements (ducts, pipes, cable trays, conduits) into segments according to your needs. Meanwhile the software is splitting your elements into individual segments; it also inserts the families in between them. That can help you to insert flanges or other required elements in your MEP system.

I will shortly introduce how to split your line based elements and insert you required joints there.

February 06, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We get a lot of questions about our software and linked files operation together. Today I will explain about the possibility to work with linked files using Smart Diffusers, powerful BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® MEP for ventilation system design. Tools of Smart Diffusers are relevant for all Revit MEP users because Smart Diffusers enables to quickly distribute air terminals in the spaces and easily modify them.

Imagine that we have added required engineering information into our created air terminals.

January 23, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Here is a question from MEP engineer who designs fire protection systems using Revit® MEP: We don't layout sprinklers in architect drawing instead we link architect drawing and do layout sprinkler in our drawing. This may prevent me from picking a wall since architect drawing is linked in our drawing. How to distribute sprinklers in the linked Autodesk Revit files easily?

December 13, 2013 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

One of the most popular questions in my mail is about adding attribute to a ventilation system family. How does it work?

It is very easy! After adding engineering data into the family using Smart Diffusers solution you can pick the maximum limit for a current family. There really is no difference what kind of attribute you will insert as the maximum limit.   

December 04, 2013 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Design of ventilation systems in Autodesk Revit is easy and fast. However, we have developed a brilliant solution to improve this process.

This video presents T4R (Tools 4 Revit) solution Smart Diffusers which allows you to perform a lot of different functions:

• distribute air terminals in selected Spaces;
• add engineering data to Air Terminals (Duct Fittings, Duct Accessories and Mechanical Equipment);
• add to families unlimited number of engineering parametric equations which define relations between main HVAC parameters like Pressure Drop, Sound Power Level, Air Flow, Velocity, Throw, Duct Diameter, Free area and other;

November 21, 2013 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart Diffusers-engineering data ventilation system-1Probably the most HVAC designers’ dream is faster and more convenient ventilation system design. Already Autodesk® Revit® accelerates the work flow but not in all design stages. We offer you a simple tool that will help you quickly choose the appropriate item for ventilation system from your library.

After establishment of element geometry it remains only to add necessary engineering information for this. Here our application Smart Diffusers for Autodesk Revit can be useful. Extension allows Revit MEP users to add unlimited number of engineering parametric equations into the MEP families. That defines relations between main HVAC parameters like Pressure Drop, Sound Power Level, Air Flow, Velocity, Throw, Duct Diameter, Free Area and other.

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