Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating extrusions, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, extrusions.…This is the first 3D shape we'll do…because it's the most common.…A Simple Extrusion.…Of course, I can't let you just extrude away…without reference planes and parameters, can I?…Let's get started by jumping into Revit.…Under Families, let's go New,…and let's find our generic model.…Let's make four reference planes…at one foot.…Let's dimension them equally…and add an overall dimension.…
Do the same for our horizontals.…Notice we're picking up speed,…because we already know how to do all these things.…Now I'm going to select this dimension,…I'm going to add a parameter to it.…I'm going to call it Length.…I'm going to keep it a Type Parameter.…I'm going to click OK.…For the two-feet dimension here,…I'm going to add a Width Parameter.…
I'm going to click OK.…I'm going to go to my Front Elevation,…I'm going to zoom all by typing z + a.…I'm going to add a reference plane.…We'll make this be three feet.…I'm going to dimension it.…I'm going to select the three-foot dimension.…I'm going to call it Height.…
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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