In our last post, we shared a generic Revit family we created for a non-condensing fire tube boiler. To continue on the same theme, we decided to showcase another piece of generic mechanical equipment content serving hot water: the water storage heater.
We recently completed a new generic family for a non-condensing fire-tube boiler. While non-condensing boilers are not as efficient as condensing ones, there are still plenty of them around for reasons such as legacy usage, lower cost and simpler maintenance.
As a Revit user or BIM Manager, you’ve probably had people ask you about “LOD” or “Level of Development”. When it comes to Revit content, this usually translates to asking which LOD your families are designed to meet – 100, 200, 300? You might also be asked about creating different LOD versions of the same families, in order to swap them in and out of models for different stages of deliverables.
In the past months, we’ve been working closely with consulting engineering firms to produce families that work with their shared parameters. The process has brought to the surface some issues that we think deserve closer attention for the way that they can impact the long-term utility of a firm’s shared parameters.