Revit 2018 has given mechanical engineers added capability in defining Building Types and Space Types within Revit project files. Building and Space Types are used for energy calculations and it is always a good thing when Autodesk provides more opportunity to improve the energy analysis and design process.
Building and Space Types are defined in the Building/Space Type Settings dialog box accessed by the Manage tab -> MEP Settings on the Settings panel -> Building/Space Type Settings.
There are two big enhancements to this feature.
A new capability is to create new types, rename types, duplicate types, and delete types for both Building Types and Space Types.
This is a great new feature as it allows engineers to better define the Building Types and Space Types that are needed for their specific situation.
- New Types can be created.
- No longer are users limited to the default Types provided by Autodesk with Revit.
- Existing Types can be duplicated.