Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a junction box, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, let's make a junction box.…What I'd like to do in the video is basically…make the junction box 3D extrusion.…Then we're going to make an annotation symbol…with a J in it.…Of course, we're going to test it in our model…to make sure everything works.…Let's get started by jumping into Revit.…Under Families, let's go New.…Let's scroll down until we find Generic Model…and click Open.…On the Create tab, let's got to…Family Category and Parameters.…Let's make sure we're keeping this as…Electrical Fixtures.…
Let's scroll down a little bit into Family Parameters…and Maintain Annotation Orientation.…Let's click Okay.…Okay, now let's create our reference planes.…Let's right click on an existing one,…Create Similar.…Pick lines.…Let's offset two inches.…I'm going to offset to the left,…then to the right.…Up and then down, hit Escape.…Let's align dimension.…
Let's equally constrain.…Let's put an overall dimension in.…Do the same here.…Let's put an overall dimension in.…Now, by holding down the control key,…let's select both of these four inch dimensions.…
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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