If you want to see more than the default beam tag that comes in when you tag a beam, you need to make edits to the default tag that comes in when you place a beam.
- [Instructor] This topic's really simple, but it's good to know this stuff. If you want to see more than the default tag that comes in when we tag a beam, we need to make edits to the default tag that comes in when we place a beam. So to get started in Revit, under models, let's just go new. Let's use our imperial structural template and click OK. On the structure tab let's click beam. Let's make sure tag on placement is selected. Let's just draw a little beam in here. Hit escape a couple times. This beam is a W 12 by 26. So what I want to do? I want to select this beam. Now, there's a lot more properties than the size of the beam, right? Let's scroll down, let's see here. Let's find number of studs, type in 20, click apply. It looks awful thin to me, so on my structural usage, I'm just going to bump that up to a girder just because it's bothering me. Click escape a couple times. Now select your W12X26. Click edit family. Now why is saying this. Select your label, which is what this is considered. Let's click edit type. Let's scrunch up the width factor to .8. Click apply, click OK. Now with it selected still, let's click on edit label. The type name is there, but notice that we can select number of studs. You might have to scroll up or down to find it, conveniently for me it was sitting right up top. Select number of studs, click the add parameters to label icon. Now, the sample value is just whatever. The suffix, let's type a space, hyphen, and a space. If we were to click break, we wouldn't need that, it would always be under the actual type name. Click apply, click OK. That's a pretty big example. Usually when I'm doing this, I'll go back to edit label, and I'll put in an actual numeric value like I don't know 10, 12, whatever. Click OK. Now, what I want to do is load into project. We really don't have to save these families. Click load into project. Now, let's overwrite the existing version. It's looks like I put an extra space in there, because you can always go back and edit them, so select the tag, click edit family, select the label, click edit label, and really, I think we just need to get rid of the second space in the suffix. Click OK, much better. Load into project, overwrite the existing version. That's always going to correspond with that, right? But if we were to select this tag, you could select it, now look what's going to happen. It's going to give you two different parameter values. So you can start to edit more than one value, right? So if we run 10 studs in here, you can literally do that by editing the tag, because if we come back and select the beam itself, it's not like we're overriding something. The data goes back and forth, and that's beam for you.
- Creating parameters
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Modeling trenches
- Adding framing
- Creating joist bridging details
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses