Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Connectors in families, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Now that we understand the anatomy of a family,…there's just one more special little feature…I'd like to address, unique to MEP families,…that is, the connector.…Connectors play an important part in the makeup…of an MEP family.…It's the connector that supplies the engineering data…and what allows the family that has the connectors…to control the type of item that is drawn from it.…For example, if I have a pump,…I'd like to draw a pipe from that pump that is connected.…It is the connector that specifies the size of the pipe,…what the pipe system is.…
Maybe it's hydronic recirculation water.…And physically, where the pipe is connected to the pump.…So with our connectors,…you'll see that you can add a connector to any 3D shape.…This example will be a pipe connector.…This pipe connector controls the flow,…the system, the pipe size, and the pipe placement.…Now, what we'll see is,…we have four different types of connectors.…We have electrical, we have a duct connector,…a pipe connector, a conduit connector,…and of course a cable tray connector.…
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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