Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a light switch, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- So, when we hear the term Over Modeling,…light switches come to mind.…Do you really need to model the switch itself?…What I'd like to do in this video is create…a light switch, and it's going to look like…a light switch, but we're not going to…over model it.…To get started, let's start with the Families.…Let's go to New.…Now I'd like to start with a Generic Model…Face Based, and we're going to click Open.…Let's create our plate first.…So I'm going to select this reference plane,…right click and Create Similar.…
On my Draw panel, I'm going to click my Pick Lines…and I'm going to offset 1 3/8 of an inch.…I'm going to go to the left,…then to the right.…Now I'm going to offset up and down,…2.25 inches.…I'm going to go up and then down.…And I'm going to hit Escape.…I'm going to click on my Align Dimension,…and equally dimension these reference planes.…I'll click EQ.…
And the dimension here to here.…And equally dimension these reference planes.…I'm going to dimension from here to here, Escape.…Now I'm going to select this 2 3/4" 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
1. Basic Families
2. Electrical Power
3. Electrical Lighting
4. Mechanical HVAC
6. Annotation Families
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