Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a receptacle symbol, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- So, the trick here is to make this receptacle…look like a typical symbol…and plan to make it look realistic in 3D in elevation.…This seems simple, right?…Well, there's a couple tricks here but essentially,…we're going to make a new annotation symbol family,…then load it into our receptacle family,…then we're going to test it in a new project.…Okay, let's get started.…Under Families, let's go New.…This time, I want to go to Annotations,…then we're going to select Generic Annotation,…and we're going to open it up.…
Now, in the properties, let's make sure we click on…Rotate with component and Keep text readable.…Now let's zoom in here and get rid of this text.…Now the first thing I want to do…is I want to create an offset.…So let's go to Create,…but notice we can't use reference planes.…We have to use a reference line.…That's okay, that essentially does the same thing.…So go Create, Reference Line.…On your Draw panel, click your Pick Lines button…and let's offset this one-eighth of an inch.…Remember now, this will scale with your drawing scale,…
Author Eric Wing shows how to model MEP families on a topic-by-topic basic, so you can learn the ins and outs of family creation while modeling exactly what you need for your drawings today. The course starts with a review of the basics: parameters, connectors, dimensions, and various family modeling techniques. Then Eric investigates specific parts and systems that can be created with Revit families: electrical panels and junction boxes, recessed and track lighting, HVAC systems with ducting and air terminals, and pipe systems. Along the way, he introduces the reference planes, parameters, shapes, and hosting options necessary to build families on your own.
- What is a Revit family?
- Using the Revit Family Editor
- Working with family parameters
- Constraining families with dimensions
- Creating extrusions, sweeps, and blends
- Creating panels and junction boxes
- Creating electrical lighting
- Modeling mechanical HVAC systems
- Creating pipe systems
- Annotating families
Skill Level Intermediate
Migrating from AutoCAD to Revitwith Paul F. Aubin2h 18m Intermediate
1. Basic Families
2. Electrical Power
3. Electrical Lighting
4. Mechanical HVAC
6. Annotation Families
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