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Ripple HVAC Toolkit

Ripple HVAC Toolkit

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As the demand for efficient HVAC systems continues to rise, it is essential for engineers and designers to have the right tools at their disposal. Introducing Ripple HVAC Toolkit, a Revit plugin designed to streamline the HVAC design process, making it faster, more accurate, and hassle-free.

Easy Button: Load Calculations, Ventilation Calculations, Zoning

Load calculations, ventilation calculations, and zoning are fundamental aspects of HVAC design. With Ripple HVAC Toolkit, these tasks can be accomplished with just one click. The plugin allows you to effortlessly perform load calculations, determine ventilation requirements, and create zoning plans, saving you significant time and effort.

Additionally, Ripple HVAC Toolkit offers a unique feature – diffuser selection and layout. By pulling airflow and ventilation data from Revit Spaces, combined with ASHRAE climatic data lookup, the plugin enables you to select and layout diffusers accurately, ensuring optimal airflow distribution throughout the space.

Full height spaces automatically placed.
Full height spaces automatically placed.

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AHU Configurator: Easy AHU/RTU Selections

Choosing the right Air Handling Unit (AHU) or Rooftop Unit (RTU) can be a complex process. Ripple HVAC Toolkit simplifies this task by providing an AHU Configurator. By combining ASHRAE climatic data and data from Revit Spaces, the plugin performs psychrometric calculations and determines the component requirements for AHUs. This powerful feature allows you to make informed decisions when selecting your HVAC system.

AutoZoning and VAV AutoSelect: Streamlined VAV Selections

Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems offer enhanced energy efficiency and comfort. With Ripple HVAC Toolkit, VAV selection becomes an automated process. The plugin allows you to zone AHUs and VAVs automatically based on space parameters and adjacencies. Moreover, by utilizing Price Industries' cloud-based selection software, VAVs can be selected effortlessly and remain linked to the software for easy updates as changes occur.

Spaces that were auto-assigned a space type
Spaces that were auto-assigned a space type

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Automated Diffuser Selection and Layout: Consistent Layouts, Less Time

Creating consistent and accurate diffuser layouts can be time-consuming. Ripple HVAC Toolkit simplifies this task by enabling you to select diffusers straight from the manufacturer's catalogue. The plugin automatically aligns diffusers with the ceiling grid, regardless of space orientation or shape. It also allows you to push shared parameters to off-brand diffuser types and separate unique diffuser options for scheduling, ensuring a streamlined workflow.

Heating and Cooling Loads Toolkit: Faster Loads, Fewer Errors

Accurate load calculations are crucial for HVAC system design. Ripple HVAC Toolkit includes a Heating and Cooling Loads Toolkit that simplifies this process. With this feature, you can place meaningful spaces that encompass the entire building envelope, automatically assign ASHRAE 62.1 space types based on architectural room data, and pull internal loads directly from the electrical and architectural models. Additionally, the plugin uses IECC code minimum thermal properties for envelope constructions, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

Interface to add override materials and constructions.
Interface to add override materials and constructions.

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Conclusion

Ripple HVAC Toolkit is a game-changer for HVAC design in Autodesk® Revit®. Its easy-to-use features simplify load calculations, ventilation calculations, zoning, diffuser selection and layout, AHU/RTU selections, and VAV selection. By automating these tasks, the plugin saves time, reduces errors, and enhances the overall efficiency of the HVAC design process. Whether you are an experienced engineer or a novice designer, Ripple HVAC Toolkit is a must-have plugin that will revolutionize your HVAC design workflow.

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