Here's how a family works. First we have the family. Say a wall. Then we have a type of that wall. So basically one family will have multiple types associated with it. What this video will show is how to create many types of the same family. We will use a basic piece of mechanical equipment and create several types with varying dimensions and functions.
- [Wing] As I mentioned before, a single family that we…insert into a model can have many types of that family.…This way it allows us to not have different-sized families…like we would have blocks in AutoCAD.…Basically, we have one family with several different types.…For example, let's jump into Revit and under Projects,…let's just go New.…And we can use a Mechanical Template, and let's click OK.…I'm going to go to my Systems tab, and I'm going to…grab some Mechanical Equipment.…I'm going to come to my type selector drop-down,…and we notice that we have the components,…then we have something underneath them.…
So the component is the file or the family that we insert,…and the items underneath them are the types…of family that we have.…So, what I want to do, is I want to grab a Boiler, Standard.…Pretty blank.…I'm going to zoom in on my boiler,…I'm just going to put a point right here.…So now I'm going to select my equipment,…and what I'd like to do is just come up here…and click on Edit Family.…Now, this is a single file.…
- Importing AutoCAD files into Revit
- Linking Revit modeling
- Creating floor plans
- Using worksets
- Creating sheets
- Creating new family types
- Adding and modifying ducts, fixtures, piping, plumbing, and more
- Creating plumbing and HVAC plans
Skill Level Intermediate
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