Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding receptacles, part of Revit 2018: Essential Training for MEP (Metric).
- [Voiceover] Now that we have our environment all set up we can start to create some receptacle layouts. I'm gonna open up Electrical Project 02-01. In my project browser, I'm gonna scroll down till I find Power, Floor Plan, Level 1. I'm gonna lay out some receptacles starting in this back room. One thing that bothers me is this floor pattern. I wanna turn it off, but I don't wanna turn floors off. There's a trick to that. I'm gonna type V + G. Now that I'm in visibility graphic overrides, I wanna scroll down to where it says Floors.
I wanna keep showing them, but I'm goinna select Floors, now I'm gonna go to Patterns. I'm gonna click Override on Patterns and I'm just gonna uncheck Visible. I'm gonna click OK, I'm gonna click Apply and I'm gonna click OK, that's a lot better. Alright, now let's go to our Systems tab. On the Systems tab I wanna come all the way down to the Electrical panel and click on Electrical Fixture. We have a duplex receptacle standard and we have a GFCI.
I'm gonna put a duplex receptacle standard here, here and here. I'm gonna hit Escape a couple times. I'm gonna come down to the bathroom here, I'm gonna click on Device, now I'm gonna grab a GFCI. For my elevation, I'm gonna type in 1219. I'm gonna put one right here.
I'm gonna click the drop-down and I'm gonna go standard, I'm gonna put one out here. Hit Escape a couple times. Now I have this room, I have a couple in the lav, I'm gonna go Electrical Fixture again, I'm gonna put one on this wall, and put one on this wall, and here, I'm gonna put one out on the hallway for people.
I'm gonna put one here, here and here. I'm gonna put one here, I'm gonna grab a GFCI, I'm gonna go 1219. Sometimes if this gets backwards what you wanna do is hit your spacebar and it will flip it. I'm gonna click right there, hit Escape. I think that's about good for now.
What I like to do a lot of times is cut a section just to make sure everything looks right, so I'm gonna go to Section, now I'm gonna pick a point right here, I'm gonna come all the way down to here. Now I'm looking the wrong direction so what I can do with my section is click on this little flip arrow and flip it that way. I'm gonna hit Escape a few times. Now I'm just gonna double-click on my section, I'm gonna zoom in here, I just wanna make sure I've got a receptacle up here, got one down here and I've got some in my rooms here.
You can go ahead and put more receptacles in if you'd like but I think you get the trick. Essentially we start the Device command and we place that on a vertical face, it's the default, and we just stick it to a wall. Hit Escape a couple times and then you're good. Next is to create a panel that we can circuit these to.
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, model air intake and exhaust systems, create plumbing plans, and design fire alarm and 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
- Creating sheets
- Controlling revisions
- MEP fabrication parts
Skill Level Beginner
Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshootingwith Paul F. Aubin13h 7m Appropriate for all
1. Starting a Revit Project
2. Revit Electrical
3. Revit Mechanical
4. Revit Plumbing
5. Revit Fire Protection
6. Revit Worlkflow
7. MEP Fabrication Parts
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