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Workflow for
Potable Water Design

Exemplary Workflow for Potable Water Design with Autodesk Revit

With the liNear solutions, an integrated workflow in potable water design is guaranteed. From the creation of the MEP model to the selection of the sanitary objects to the pipe network construction and calculation, you can design fast and efficiently with liNear on Revit.


Step 1: MEP Model Creation

Ideally, you already receive the architecture as a Revit model which can be used to create a MEP model when designing the building services engineering. With the help of ­liNear, you can use the elements from the architectural model (e.g. levels, rooms, materials) and add further information to them. Automatically create the required storeys including work levels and start designing the potable water system immediately. The liNear Parameter Manager, allowing the determination and assignment of parameters, is also included.

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Step 2: Drawing Sanitary Objects and Connections

When specific MEP information has been added to the architectural model, the model is ready for design and analysis. liNear's extensive libraries support you in the selection of sanitary equipment. Only one click is needed to insert consumers into the construction. Even consumers with automatic flushing function are easily integrated. House service connections, filters, meters and numerous fittings are also available.

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Step 3: Pipe Network Construction

With liNear you construct the potable water pipe network with maximized comfort in the shortest time. In addition to the routing functions and the command for automatic connection, you also have the option of defining parallel pipes and draw them linke a single pipe. Even complex systems, for example with looped-through pipes or inliner circulation, can be realized without any problems. If the pipe network has been constructed and all consumers are connected, start the pipe network calculation to optimize the network. A void planning with powerful collaboration tools simplifies the coordination process with architects and structural engineers in both closed and open BIM projects.

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Step 4: Potable Water Network Calculation

The construction is followed by the optimization and calculation of the pipe network. Optimize your design work for examply by assigning pipe materials, adjusting fittings, specifying insulation and ambient temperatures and calculate the network afterwards. With liNear Data Coloring, the hydraulic balancing can also be checked visually. Simulate the ejection processes and take a look at the comfort specifications and hygiene status. Based on the pipe network calculation, the network is redimensioned and you receive an optimized and hygienically perfect potable water system. All results can be saved directly to the components and are exported during transfer.


Step 5: Labeling and Output of Results

With the automatic labels you can write the results of your design work directly into the model - quickly and simply. You can define and reuse labels globally, per component group or for individual elements. It is also possible to add your own parameters, which can be included in the labels. All results, e.g. bill of quantities, pipe network calculation or hydraulic balancing, can be displayed in different formats. All information is saved directly in the model. The final MEP model is provided for the BIM process. The IFC format is also available as an option.


Overview of all modules from the Workflow Potable Water