Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating reference planes and elevations, part of Revit Families Workshop.
In this lesson, we're going to be creating reference plains and elevations …to set up an in place mass family. In place massing can be weird, but when …it comes down to it, they aren't. It's just like a regular family. …In that, you need to establish a ton of reference plains. …And in the case of a 200 foot wide building, a bunch of levels as well. …The objective of this lesson is to start a new model and start laying out a grid …in which you can easily start placing massing. …To get started, open Revit and follow along.…
As you can see from my example, we have a pretty funky shape here. …It's pretty bumpy. It's kind of neat. …So, if we can take a walk inside of it here, just to get a look at what we're …going to be doing. So, if we come along inside, a little …higher than the door, but that's okay. We'll see that there's not a straight …line anywhere in here. So, how do you accomplish something like this? …Well, you do it with a massing family. We'll be creating a curtained panel …system as a family, and we'll be loading it into this model to create these shapes …
- Creating a basic profile family
- Creating a door family
- In-place massing
- Working with complex families
- Using yes/no parameters and if statements