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Design Master January 2021 Newsletter

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Electrical for Revit 2.0 Beta

Design Master Electrical RT 2.0 is currently in beta. The major new features in this release are one-line riser diagrams in Revit and time-current curves for breakers.

A complete list of new features is available on our website.

Reply to this email if you are interested in trying out the new features.

Saying Goodbye to the Annual BIM MEP Survey

In 2010, we conducted a survey in response to the general belief among MEP engineers and designers that 3D-BIM would become—if it weren't already—the industry standard in a few years. We discovered that most respondents used 3D-BIM on less than half of their projects, if at all.

We repeated the survey for nine more years, each time noting that 3D-BIM usage had not changed significantly compared to previous years. This outcome has remained consistent, and we do not expect it to change. Most MEP professionals who used 3D-BIM a decade ago are still using it now. And most MEP professionals who weren't using 3D-BIM still don't.

Our 2020 survey received much fewer responses than previous iterations. If we had received enough data to produce another report, we suspect the results would have been similar. Based on this decline in attention and the predictability of the results, we have decided the annual BIM MEP survey has run its course, and we will no longer conduct it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed over the years. You can read the 2019 survey results here, which also includes links to results for previous years.

Bend Electric Sets the Pace with Design Master Electrical

As an electrical contractor and design-build firm, Bend Electric has been involved in a wide range of projects, from apartment complexes to recreational pools, along with the whole gamut of commercial buildings. As Electrical Designer Tim Hansen puts it, “There’s nothing we can’t do, that I know of.”

Read more about Bend Electric.

Online Training

A regular online training webinar is available every month for Design Master Electrical RT for Revit.

Electrical for Revit training is the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm Eastern.

Complete details about the training and recordings of past trainings are available on our website.

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Here is the schedule for the next two months:

January 14, 2021
New feature training—Details TBD

February 11, 2021
New feature training—Details TBD

Documentation Updates

Training Videos

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

Electrical RT