Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a basic appliance, part of MEP Families in Revit.
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- Next up is an electrical appliance.…What I'd like to do here is make…a face based, electrical component.…What I'd also like to do is model some thins.…using simple detail lines and of course…some plans symbology.…So let's get started by going to Families.…Let's go to New.…Let's go to Generic Model face based.…And let's click open.…On the create tab, let's go to our…Family Category and Parameters.…
Let's make sure we set this as Electrical Fixture.…Let's make sure we click on Maintain Annotation Orientation…and let's click OK.…Okay let's make some reference planes…by right clicking an existing reference plane,…clicking Create Similar.…On the Draw panel, click your Pick Lines button.…Let's give it an offset of one foot.…I'm going to go to the left, to the right.…Let's change our offset to two feet.…Let's go up and then down.…Let's click our Dimension button.…
Let's do our equal dimensions.…Let's do our main dimensions.…Let's select our two foot dimension.…Let's add a parameter, call it Width.…Let's click OK.…Let's select this dimension.…
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 Appropriate for all
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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