Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Starting a project using Revit templates, part of Revit 2020: Essential Training for MEP (Metric).
- [Instructor] So let's get started with Revit MEP. The first thing I'd like to look at is when we open up a Revit model, what we're confronted with here. This is the startup dialogue. It's broken down into a couple different sections. Here we have our Home tab, which is where we're at, we're on the Home tab. We can get rid of this little area, but I don't want to, 'cause it's from here that we can go to Open a Model, and we can create a new model. We can also do the same with Families. Now, in the middle area here, these are Recent Files, like what it says.
So our last few models that we had open we can grab from here. If we scroll down to Families, we can open the last few Families we've had open. Also, we can learn about Revit, but that's what we're doing here, so we won't get into that too much. I want to start a new electrical model. Under Models, let's go to New. It defaults to the construction template, but we can change that. We're going to click Browse.
Mine is defaulted to US Imperial, so I'm going to scroll out of this directory by going up one step. Let's go to US Metric. Let's grab Electrical Default Metric. Let's click Open. Let's click Okay. And here we are. Now, there's not much to do from here other than save the file. But notice that we can jump back to our home screen just like that.
If we click this again, we're back into this model. Also, if we click the File tab we have some choices. We can come down to Options here. If we go to File Locations, we'll see where our templates are coming from. Default path for user files. Family templates. Now if we go to places, we can see that, we can go to our US Metric Imperial library, US Metric detail items.
Click OK. Click OK. Let's click the Save button. We'll go to Chapter one. I'm going to call this Electrical Project. You can save this wherever you'd like, and you can call it whatever you'd like. This is what I'm going to call mine. Before we hit Save though, let's go to Options. It gives us some back ups.
I don't really care for how Revit backs these files up. Maximum Backups, I'm just going to hit one. What happens is, Revit saves these as a .RVT file. That means that, each time we hit the save button, it records it. So we can have 20 different versions if you said 20 in maximum backups. Let's just keep it at one. Let's click OK. Let's click Save. There you go, you're ready to rumble.
- Electrical features
- Mechanical features
- Plumbing features
- Fire protection features
- Adopting Revit into your workflow
- Creating detailed views
- Importing details
- Creating sheets
- Controlling revisions
- MEP fabrication parts
Skill Level Beginner
Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshootingwith Paul F. Aubin28h 16m Intermediate
1. Starting a Revit Project
2. Revit Electrical
3. Revit Mechanical
4. Revit Plumbing
5. Revit Worlkflow
6. MEP Fabrication Parts
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