Ventilation design with Revit

With the LINEAR solutions, a continuous workflow in ventilation design is guaranteed. From the design in early concept phases and the MEP model creation to volume flow calculation, duct network construction and calculation: Create your design quickly and efficiently with LINEAR for Revit.

The LINEAR workflow

Input:

Concept structure of the architecture with rooms, floors and functional areas


DE_Workflow_Alle_Konzeptphase_Revit.png
Output:

Located space requirements for technical rooms and pipeline corridors

Work steps:
  • Workflow for a collaborative early design phase planning
  • Creation of a concept design on the basis of the requirements planning
  • Conceptual space design (Provision for spaces)
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of technical equipment rooms
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of the pipeline corridors
  • Cross section editor for the pipeline corridor concept
  • Generate pipe and duct elements from corridor concept
Input:

Architecture model or plan


DE_Workflow_TGA-Modell_Revit.jpg
Output:

Model for further MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms

Work steps:
  • Easy creation of the MEP model based on the architecture
  • Zoning and creation of MEP spaces
  • Enrichment of the model with relevant information
  • Automatic creation of views and plans 
  • Parameter management for the assignment of parameters used in the project 
  • Optional for 2D templates:  Simple re-entry of the building in 3D
Input:

Model for the MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms


AutoCAD_Auslegung_Lueftung_01.png
Output:

MEP model with placed outlets and ventilation unit

Work steps:
  • Determination of volume flow rates room by room 
  • Selecting the type and number of outlets and place them
  • Configuring and positioning of the ventilation unit (neutral or manufacturer-specific)
     
Input:

MEP model with placed outlets and ventilation unit


DE_Workflow_Lueftung_Kanalnetzberechnung_Revit.jpg
Output:

MEP model with optimized systems as well as the finished void planning

Work steps:
  • Fast duct network construction round, oval and rectangular
  • Automatic connection of all outlets
  • Insertion of installation parts from neutral or manufacturer libraries (e.g. silencers or fire dampers)
  • Air duct network calculation (pressure loss calculation, flow mechanical balancing, sound calculation)
  • Support of multiple systems at the same time and many special constructions (e.g. cross-section splitting at weather grilles, several fans) 
  • Calculation of existing networks by fixing choosen or all dimensions
  • Redimensioning of the air duct network based on the calculation
  • Colored display of all results directly in the model (LINEAR data coloring)
  • Void planning including coordination via BCF and IFC
  • Transfer via e-klimaX directly to the air duct manufacturer
Input:

Calculated and optimized air duct network


DE_Workflow_Lueftung_Beschriften_Revit.png
Output:

Final heating design including model for transfer to the coordination model and calculated results incl. material lists

Work steps:
  • Storage of all inputs and calculation results in the model
  • Publication of selectable values as shared parameters
  • Automatic labeling of the model
  • Addition of own parameters and meta information
  • Printout of the results in standardized forms 
  • Transfer of the results and the model in all relevant formats

Input:

Concept structure of the architecture with rooms, floors and functional areas


DE_Workflow_Alle_Konzeptphase_Revit.png
Output:

Located space requirements for technical rooms and pipeline corridors

Arbeitsschritte:
  • Workflow for a collaborative early design phase planning
  • Creation of a concept design on the basis of the requirements planning
  • Conceptual space design (Provision for spaces)
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of technical equipment rooms
  • Localization and pre-dimensioning of the pipeline corridors
  • Cross section editor for the pipeline corridor concept
  • Generate pipe and duct elements from corridor concept

Input:

Architecture model or plan


DE_Workflow_TGA-Modell_Revit.jpg
Output:

Model for further MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms

Arbeitsschritte:
  • Easy creation of the MEP model based on the architecture
  • Zoning and creation of MEP spaces
  • Enrichment of the model with relevant information
  • Automatic creation of views and plans 
  • Parameter management for the assignment of parameters used in the project 
  • Optional for 2D templates:  Simple re-entry of the building in 3D

Input:

Model for the MEP design including levels, zones & MEP rooms


AutoCAD_Auslegung_Lueftung_01.png
Output:

MEP model with placed outlets and ventilation unit

Arbeitsschritte:
  • Determination of volume flow rates room by room 
  • Selecting the type and number of outlets and place them
  • Configuring and positioning of the ventilation unit (neutral or manufacturer-specific)
     

Input:

MEP model with placed outlets and ventilation unit


DE_Workflow_Lueftung_Kanalnetzberechnung_Revit.jpg
Output:

MEP model with optimized systems as well as the finished void planning

Arbeitsschritte:
  • Fast duct network construction round, oval and rectangular
  • Automatic connection of all outlets
  • Insertion of installation parts from neutral or manufacturer libraries (e.g. silencers or fire dampers)
  • Air duct network calculation (pressure loss calculation, flow mechanical balancing, sound calculation)
  • Support of multiple systems at the same time and many special constructions (e.g. cross-section splitting at weather grilles, several fans) 
  • Calculation of existing networks by fixing choosen or all dimensions
  • Redimensioning of the air duct network based on the calculation
  • Colored display of all results directly in the model (LINEAR data coloring)
  • Void planning including coordination via BCF and IFC
  • Transfer via e-klimaX directly to the air duct manufacturer

Input:

Calculated and optimized air duct network


DE_Workflow_Lueftung_Beschriften_Revit.png
Output:

Final heating design including model for transfer to the coordination model and calculated results incl. material lists

Arbeitsschritte:
  • Storage of all inputs and calculation results in the model
  • Publication of selectable values as shared parameters
  • Automatic labeling of the model
  • Addition of own parameters and meta information
  • Printout of the results in standardized forms 
  • Transfer of the results and the model in all relevant formats

Features

Sound calculation
  • Sound level calculation for all components in 8 octave bands.
  • Calculation of the sound level in connection with the room attenuation
Air duct network calculation with redimensioning
  • Automatic calculation and dimensioning of all components in the ventilation network
  • Dynamically determined zeta values for a detailed calculation of the drag coefficients
  • Detailed setting options, e.g. for dimensioning limits (maximum heights, etc.)
  • Flow mechanical balancing
  • Determination and variant comparison of duct materials including original manufacturer data sets with reals product properties
  • Calculation directly in the model incl. redimensioning
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Consideration not only of the distribution networks but also of the generator
  • Calculation of multiple systems in one model
  • Calculation also of networks with split and rejoined duct cross-sections
  • Calculation of branched duct systems between external grilles and ventilation units
  • Selection of suitable (manufacturer) components based on the calculation results
  • Mass composition
  • e-klimaX interface
  • Saving of values directly in the model with optional consideration in the IFC export
  • Visualization of results using liNear Data Coloring (dimensions, materials, velocities, unfavorable flow path and many more)
Construction tools
  • Air duct construction command including system class determination.
  • Automatic connection of ducts, including necessary transitions (auto-routing)
  • Automatic T-piece connection
  • Air handling unit configurator
  • Offset command to resolve collisions
  • Wide variety of air outlets, protective gratings and components for round, oval and rectangular ducts such as sound absorbers, fire dampers, fans and volume flow rate controllers (generic and manufacturer-specific)
  • Configurator of parallel ducts/pipes for routing multiple ducts and pipes at once
  • Design tools for fixings, flanges, delivery lengths, etc.
  • Legend function
  • Automatic labeling
Automatic detection of the air duct network
  • Detection of drawn ducts and components directly in the model and analysis of the system
  • Detection of all integrated components such as air outlets, fans or volume flow regulators
  • Consideration of technical datas integrated in the model
  • Detection of drawn dimension for the optionally consideration in the network calculation
  • Easy mapping of foreign components for the consideration in the network calculation
Building analysis
  • Building detection and analysis including the information required for load calculations (e.g. target heating and cooling temperatures)
  • Definition and transfer of further building parameters (e.g. apartment names)
  • Detection of Building parts, storeys, zones and rooms
  • Automatic transfer of all building sections, storeys, rooms and room components including room temperatures and adjacent temperatures directly from the Revit model
  • Detection and consideration of ground approximation
  • Automatic check of modeling mistakes in the architectural model to communicate to the architect
Supported standards

LINEAR has always stood for standard-compliant calculation and design. It is both our concern to always offer the latest standards and to constantly expand the range nationally and internationally. An up-to-date overview of all supported standards can be found in our knowledge base at [LINK].

MEP model creation (Architecture)
  • Automatic or manual MEP room creation
  • Zoning tool
  • Architectural functions for easy post-modeling of 2D architectural plans 

 

Management of system class properties and quick selection
  • Central management of system class properties
  • Intuitive system table
  • Quick selection of the system 
Parts list with article numbers
  • Clear and comprehensible calculation results as well as complete bills of materials 
  • Detailed parts lists with part numbers and material checks
  • Bills of materials in various output formats (Windows printout, Excel, text, UGS, GAEB, ASD)
Visibility control
  • One click visibility control for building parts
  • One click visibility control for storeys
  • One click visibility control for disciplines
  • One click visibility control for component groups (e.g. systems, insulations, etc.)
Void planning
  • Manual placement
  • Automatic placement
  • Across referenced files
  • BCF-Export (optional incl. IFC) for collaboration
  • BCF-import for status alignment
Parameter manager and classification tool
  • Assigning of liNear parameters to your own shared parameters in a project-dependent mapping table
  • Search and filter functions for mapping or overwrite of parameters
  • Loading and Saving of predefined project standards
  • Assignment of classification parameter to components and model elements to fill it with values
  • Structure the classification of component groups in the IFC export
  • Classification components related to cost groups for precise cost estimations
Collaboration in early design phases
  • Workflow for a collaborative early design phase planning
  • Dimensioning of equipment rooms
  • Conceptual space design (Provision for spaces)
  • Cross section editor for the pipeline corridor concept
  • Redimensioning of provisions for space
  • Generate pipe and duct elements from corridor concept
Collision checker
  • Detection and display of collisions of any kind within a project or between several projects
  • Collision check between Architecture and all disciplines
  • Collision check between two discipline or one discipline with the architecture
  • Collision check between single or multiple categories (e.g. walls and pipes)
  • Collision check between single or multiple systems (e.g. Gas and exhaust air)
  • Automatic creation of tasks for each collision in the Report and Task Tab
  • Saving and Loading of predefined configurations
Interoperability and collaboration
  • IFC Import configuration
  • Classification of IFC or other structures
  • Excel import and export
  • Reports and tasks manager for BCF exchange (incl. chat function)
  • Common topics and status tracking for BCF exchange
Industry components via CAD Browser
  • Extensive CAD libraries with approved components of our wide range of industry partner
  • More than 6 billion possible components and component combinations
  • Direct placement of original manufacturer components into your model
  • Multiple placing modes (place, insert, replace)
  • Configurators for complex component combinations (e.g. cascade systems)
  • Including technical and commercial data (e.g. article numbers and packaging units)
  • Detection and consideration in the network calculations
Storey table
  • Automatic import of storeys from the architectural model
  • Control of the storey in the Construction level / offset (+/-) section
  • Easy Creation of storeys and work levels
  • Separate storey table for mutliple building parts (e.g. for split levels)
Language selection for interface and printouts

We provide you with no less than seven languages, which you can use and combine as you wish, either as the interface language or the print language. In this way, it is possible to design in one language and print in another. This is a great advantage, especially for international projects, as time-consuming translations are no longer necessary. There are no additional costs for the language packages.
The following languages are currently supported:

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Italian
Family and library management
  • Providing of all necessary components for your project centrally
  • Components or configurators suitable for the active discipline
  • Filtered by active discipline, used in project and locations (local or folder in the network)
  • Sorted in component groups for quick orientation
  • Multiple placing comands for families (place, replace, replace all, place on grid)
  • Integration of own family libraries
  • Intelligent search function
  • Pick and place again of a component in the model
Automatic labeling
  • Automatic label-selection according to the component class 
  • Free configuration of label content
  • Addition of custom parameters and meta information 
  • Automatic dimensioning 
Task management
  • Assigning of responsibilities for automatic (e.g. from the calculations) or manually created tasks
  • Set of deadlines and priorities for tasks
  • Status tracking of tasks
  • Definition of given workflows for the resolution of tasks
  • Adding of Screenshots, comments, positions to tasks
  • Sharing and assignment of tasks to participants via BCF
View creator and view control
  • View creation assistant for 3D views, floor plans, ceiling plans and area plans
  • Quick 3D selection box command
  • Quick working section commands
  • Automatic sorting and assignment of views
  • Suggestions for best suitable views
  • Automatic LOG assignement to views
  • View filter

Feature videos