Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Constraining with dimensions, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Dimensions play an important role…in the creation of a good flexible family.…Without reference planes and dimensions…in the family, I have absolutely no control…over anything other than the current size…and shape of the family.…Dimensions also play an important role…in locking down portions of your family…you want to stay constant, and also control…what control line your family will be centered upon.…By adding some reference lines,…I'd like to go ahead and add some dimensions…in this video.…Let's find the Families category…in our startup screen, and let's go to New.…
I would like to scroll down til we find Generic Model,…and then we click Open.…I want to create four additional reference planes.…I'm going to select this reference plane,…I'm going to right-click on it,…and I'm going to come down to Create Similar.…On my Draw panel, I'm going to use my Pick Lines button.…I'm going to give it an Offset of one foot.…I'm going to go to the left, to the right.…I'm going to go above and below.…
Now I'm going to hit Escape.…
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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