In Revit Architecture, using reference planes, parameters and constraints controls the way everything flexes and behaves. Setting up these factors carefully ensures everything in your family turns out the way you want it to. Watch this online video to learn more about the basics of using reference planes, parameters and constraints in Revit Architecture 2015.
…In this video we're going to look…at reference planes, parameters, and constraints.…Now, we're working on a pool table family and in a,…in a file called Pool Table V1 and we built this…file in the previous movie and I've got the four windows…tiled on screen here, floor plan, two elevations, and a 3D view.…If you want to review any of that, you can review the previous movie.…Feel free to open up my version of the file…here, Pool Table V1, or you can work in your own.…So, let's get started here in the floor plan reference level view and you can…see that we've got these two reference…planes, center front back and center left right.…
They're both pinned and they kind of mark the insertion point of this family.…So, what we want to do is, make sure that the family that…we build is oriented relative to that insertion point in a logical way.…And in this case, I'm going to make sure that my family is centered on that.…So, I'm going to go over here to the Create panel.…And I want to start with a couple reference planes.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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