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Design Master February 2019 Newsletter

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Results from the 2018 MEP BIM Survey

This is the ninth year we have conducted our annual survey on the use of building information modeling (BIM) by engineers and designers in the MEP industry.

Use of BIM for 3D collision detection continues to stay the same. No surprise there.

New this year is a comparison of other uses of BIM. We started tracking predictions in 2015 of using BIM for automated design and calculations, creating construction documents, green building design, and providing a Revit deliverable. Now we can compare the predictions from 2015 with the actual use three years later and see how they match up.

Read the complete article on our website.

Live Chat

We have added live chat as a new support option to our website. It is available from any page. Give it a try if you have a quick question that does not require a phone call or email.

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Online Training

A regular online training webinar is available every month for Design Master Electrical for AutoCAD and Design Master Electrical RT for Revit. Each training has a lesson on a specific topic and time at the end for any questions you have.

Electrical for Revit training is the 1st Thursday of the month at 1:30pm Eastern.

Electrical for AutoCAD training is the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm Eastern.

Complete details about the training are available on our website.

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View recordings of past trainings:

Here is the schedule for the next two months:

February 7, 2019: Electrical for Revit
Fault Calculations

February 21, 2019: Electrical for AutoCAD
Light Fixtures, Receptacles, Equipment, and Switches Options

March 7, 2019: Electrical for Revit
Arc-Flash Calculations

January 17, 2019: Electrical for AutoCAD
Homeruns and Loops Options

Documentation Updates

A new “Related Options” section has been added to several pages in each user manual. This section, located at the bottom of the page, highlights customization options available for various Design Master commands.

The Design Master HVAC tutorial has been completely redone, and we’ve added a supplementary video tutorial series to the knowledge base. These are most helpful for training new employees, but the new procedures contain information useful for experienced users as well.

Knowledge Base Updates

The following articles have been added to the knowledge base:



Training Videos

The following training videos have been added to the knowledge base:


Electrical RT