Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a 3D exit sign, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, this is the fun part of the nightlight.…What we're going to do is make the 3D version of it.…The trick here is to use model text.…So what I want to do is get started…by going to Families New.…We're going to find Generic Model Face Based.…I'd like to go here to Family Category and parameters.…We need to make this a Lighting Device,…it seems odd, but if we don't,…we can't maintain annotation orientation.…
So click on Lighting Devices and make sure…you click on Maintain Annotation Orientation,…or it won't work.…Click OK.…Beautiful.…Now I'm going to right click on this reference plane…and Create Similar.…I'm going to draw a panel, I'm going to click…on my Pick Lines button.…I'm going to give it an offset of four inches.…A little to the left.…To the right.…I'm going to offset two inches…up and down.…Zoom in and I'm going to click a line dimension.…
Click EQ.…Now I align it vertically.…EQ.…Select my four inch dimension.…Add parameter.…This is going to be Height.…We'll keep it as a Type parameter.…Click OK.…Click the line dimension again.…
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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