- [Instructor] Now that we have our environment all set up, we can start to create some receptacle layouts. To do that, let's jump into Revit. I'm going to open up a project, so let's go to Projects > Open, browse for where you're keeping your exercise files. I'm grabbing 02-01. Again, you can grab any project you want to put a receptacle in. Let's click Open. I'm in a 3D view, but just so we're all on the same page, under Floor Plans > Power, let's go to Level 1.
Let's throw in some receptacles. Zoom in on this area here, and one thing that's annoying to me is that floor hatch pattern. I don't want to turn floors off, because we might want to put some floor mounted receptacles in. Let's turn the floor pattern off. If you remember how to control our view, just for this view, we type in V + G for visibility graphics. But this time I want to go down to Floors, select it, but don't uncheck it.
For Surface Patterns, let's click Override. Let's uncheck Visible for both Foreground and Background. Click OK, click Apply, click OK, and it turns it off. Now, we will go to the Systems tab. Let's select Device. If we hit the dropdown here, we don't have a lot of choice, but we'll use both of these.
I'd like to grab M_Duplex Receptacle Standard. Maybe put one here and put one here. Perhaps I'll put one here. But you'll see as we put these in, it's going to maintain an elevation of 460, which is the standard height for a receptacle. Let's put one here. Maybe one in this room, over here, maybe here, perhaps thrown in the hallway here, up here.
I'm just randomly placing these. Maybe put one here, here, perhaps here. Let's throw in a GFCI now. Over here, for the receptacle, let's go GFCI, and I think maybe we'll put it up to 1219, just to make sure it's above my backsplash. Let's pick a point here, and maybe throw one down here at the counter somewhere, yeah.
If it's on the wrong side, you can just hit your Space bar, and then pop it in, and hit Escape a couple times. What we can do, too, to check out to make sure they're in the right spots, go up to your Quick Access toolbar and click the Section button. If we pick a point, starting from the bottom, and come up to here, now we have our section in. Hit Escape a couple times.
Now if we zoom into our section and double-click on it, we'll see it opens it up. Now if we zoom in, we'll see all of our receptacles. Of course, we can pull this down a little bit, and if we zoom in here, this receptacle might be a little high, but at least now we can cut a section through and see exactly where we're putting our items. Remember, you can hit Control + Tab, or if you want to close out of the Section, you can just click the Close button, and now we're down in Section 1.
Hit Escape a couple times, you're good, I think you get the trick. Next thing to do is to create a panel.
You can dive into a specific trade, or take the entire course to learn about all aspects of the vast Revit MEP ecosystem. Upon completion, you'll know how to create basic floor plans, design electric circuits and lighting systems, tackle a mechanical project, create plumbing plans, design sprinkler systems, and document your designs for construction and fabrication.
- Electrical features
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- Importing details
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Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshootingwith Paul F. Aubin34h 30m Intermediate
1. Starting a Revit Project
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3. Revit Mechanical
4. Revit Plumbing
5. Revit Fire Protection
6. Revit Workflow
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