Revit MEP book finally out...

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Moore, Jesse

Oct 18, 2010, 1:23:03 PM10/18/10

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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 is out finally....  ISBN 978-0-470-62637-5


I haven't been able to read much on it but I have found something wrong with it already...  There are 3 Authors and in this book there seems to be only 2 different photos...  They seemed to reuse a photo so that the book implies that Don Bokmiller and Simon Whitbread are one and the same, and although I don't know them, I imagine they are different people.... B-)


Having said that we all have been waiting for something like this to come out and I haven't even been able to read it enough to say my first impression.  So I will pass on what the book say about," Who Should Buy This Book"


"This book is intended for Readers who are at least somewhat familiar with Revit MEP.  It is not intended to be a 'how-to' book by simply explaining picks and clicks; it is more for readers who are looking to find ideas on how to make the software work for them.  Engineers, designers, and CAD technicians will all find useful information related to their workflows.  If you are looking to move further with your Revit MEP implementation, you should find this book to be a useful resource.  Even if you find that you know the topics discussed in this book, we hope you will be inspired to think of new ways to improve your Revit MEP experience."


I’ll have the book at the PAUG meeting this wed Oct 20 if you want to take a gander at it and I’ll probably have it at the next PRUG meeting also..



Take Care,



Jesse L. Moore

Oct 18, 2010, 4:10:46 PM10/18/10

Actually I've had a copy of the book since it was delivered on 9/29; one of the perks of being an instructor and rec'g eval copies in advance of the general public :)


However, even though I've had it a few weeks, I haven't had a chance to go thru it w/ a fine tooth comb.  I can tell you though that there are datasets available for download on the Wiley site, which are req'd to work along w/ the book's exercises.  Having said that, I should warn you that there are some missing files on the site.  The zip file for Chapter 2 is completely missing, which contains a RVT file and two RTE files; a family for Chapter 15 is missing from the available zip file; and one of the Chapter 9 files needs to be renamed after unzipping it in order to match the book :)  I submitted a tech support request to get the missing files, but the publisher merely responded to me directly w/ the missing stuff...they have NOT posted them to the Wiley site as of this writing.


Plus, if you visit the Errata section of the site, you'll be able to read a disclaimer about some issues related to the Properties Palette and Instance Parameters:,navId-290573,pageCd-errata.html



I'm hopeful that these little hiccups will be the extent of the problems, and that the book will prove to be useful once I get a chance to run thru it one exercise as a time.  In the meantime I'd love to get feedback from others in this group if they have anything to offer about it good or bad.




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