- [Narrator] So, let's get started with Revit MEP. The first thing I'd like to look at is when we open up Revit what we're confronted with here. This is the startup dialogue, it's broken down into a couple different sections. The first section, we'll look at are projects. This area here we see projects. What we'll see are the templates we can use to start a new project, or if we had existing projects open they show up here. Yours will probably look similar to mine if you haven't used Revit yet. Then, down here, we have families.
Families in Revit are the equivalent of blocks in AutoCAD. We'll certainly explore these in depth in a later chapter, but we can do the same thing. We can open a family, create a new family. And lastly, over here, we have our resources. If this video is not enough for you, you can go here and find other additional resources straight from Autodesk. For our purposes, I want to come over here and focus on a new project. Notice that the templates are lined up for use. We can browse to where these are if we go to file, then if we go to options, then we go to file locations, we'll see they're all contained right here.
If you click the plus button, it will go to the last file that you were in. We could always choose any other template from here. I'm just going to hit cancel here. I'm going to cancel here, let's start a new project. So under projects, let's go new. For the template file, let's click browse. I'm going to grab electrical-default_metric.rte, let's click open, now let's click ok.
And here we are, we're in our first project. What's going to happen is, Revit doesn't understand what this file name is yet. Well, because we haven't told it. So if we save this now, by clicking the save button, Revit will just open up save as, 'cause it doesn't know what to call it. I'm going to save mine as, I'm going to go to exercise files, I'll go to my chapter one, and I want to call mine electrical project, but down here under options, I want to click options.
For the maximum, I just want to have one backup. What happens is, when we save this file, it will add a backup so if we put 20 backups in here, each time you hit the save button, there's going to be 20 different versions of that file. I've never really found that to be too helpful. So, I like to just set it for one. Now click ok. Now hit save. And now you're saved, if you hit save again, it'll still force a backup.
So now if we go open, notice what it does. It'll put a .00001 or 2 extension on it. It usually goes in order, but sometimes it doesn't, as you can see here. I generally just like to right-click on them and delete them, because of the fact that Revit calls it an r-v-t, for example, AutoCAD calls it a .bak so you don't see it when you're in the actual program open dialogue. With Revit, you see it and a lot times people accidentally open those backups and work on them.
I don't like that, so I'm going to hit cancel here. There you go, now we're all set, that's how you start Revit using a template.
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
- 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. Aubin34h 30m Intermediate
1. Starting a Revit Project
2. Revit Electrical
3. Revit Mechanical
4. Revit Plumbing
5. Revit Fire Protection
6. Revit Workflow
7. MEP Fabrication Parts
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