Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Anatomy of a family, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Let's take a look at the Anatomy of a Family.…You will find that families can be fickle.…I believe there is a certain order in which families…should be created.…I believe this because I have screwed up…hundreds of families until I got the formula down.…I'd like you to quickly run through the process…of creating a family, from start to finish,…and look at the composition.…The very first thing I want to look at…and the most important thing in a family…are called Reference Planes.…When you start any new family, using the templates,…you will have Reference Planes.…Usually at least two, but some families have…many Reference Planes.…
Reference Planes are the backbone,…literally, the skeleton of your family.…The second item we're going to have,…are Dimensions.…Once we put Reference Planes in,…we want to Dimension them.…Dimensions keep objects in place and aligned.…We can lock Dimensions and equally constrain them…about our center lines.…Once Dimensions are placed,…the third thing we want to do,…is add Parameters, they're called Labels.…
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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