As part of our new features for content sharing, we're launching free collections of our Revit content each week. These collections are all part of Kinship's Content+ service, which provides companies with on-demand Revit content creation as well as access to a pool of existing Revit families from other customer requests and our own internal development.
These giveaways will be completely free and open to the public – you won't need to register or give us your email – but each collection will be available for one week only. So read on to learn about our first collection and get your hands on these top-quality Revit families before it's too late!
Our first giveaway is a collection of metric manufacturer-specific Revit families for residential heating systems. These include components such as radiators, heat interface units, heat meters, zone valves and inline circulating pumps.
All the families have the neccessary connectors to create a hydronic heating system within Revit. The radiators contain the essential formulas, driven by manufacturer data, so an engineer can set the required system ∆t and then calculate the thermal output and flows. Created to Kinship standards, the families work effortlessly in Revit with optimal project performance.
Heat Interface Units (HIU)
Heat interface units (HIUs) are typically installed in large apartment complexes with multiple dwellings. Rather than each dwelling being fitted with a boiler, the HIUs work with a central boiler to provide energy-efficient district heating and instantaneous domestic hot water.
Our heat interface units are from manufacturers Ideal Heating and Herz. The families are faced-based to allow for maximum flexibility when placing them in a project. They contain 5 types covering various DHW outputs and connections with or without isolation valves. They also contain options for clearance zones.
Radiators and Towel Rail
The radiators in our central heating collection are from manufacturers Stelrad and Myson. The two Revit families contain over 100 types each, provided via type catalog for easy filtering and loading within a project. Similarly, the towel rail is from DQ Heating and has 12 types. Both the radiators and towel rail will cater for a variety of central heating needs and installation methods.
The collection also contains a series of Revit families for inline valves and pipe accessories. The radiator valves, zone valves, heat meter and an inline circulating pump are from manufacturers such as Crane, Boss, Honeywell, Sontex & Lowara. The zone valve family is available with compression or threaded connections. Similarly, a small selection of radiator valves offer a variety of threaded connection methods to join up with the radiators and towel rail.
All the families in the collection contain custom materials set from manufacturer data. The Revit materials are driven by distinct appearance assets created to Kinship standards. Because we have customised the names for both materials and material assets, they will not conflict with your project settings.
A Word on Geometry
All radiators, towel rail and HIUs have three levels of detail in 3D and 2D. We restrict 3D geometry to only being visible in 3D views, allowing the 2D details to show in elevations and plan. The result is an increase in project performance, being able to move and work faster in 2D views. All valves and pipe accessories are created to industry standards to show 3D geometry or their symbols depending on the level of detail applied.
Collection Content List
- Herz heat interface unit (HIU)
- Ideal Logic heat interface unit (HIU)
- Myson radiator
- Stelrad radiator
- DQ Heating towel rail
- Sontex static heat meter
- Lowara circulating pump
- Crane angled lockshield radiator valve
- Crane straight lockshield radiator valve
- Crane angled thermostatic radiator valve
- Boss angled thermostatic radiator valve
- Honeywell compression zone valve
- Honeywell threaded zone valve
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