Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a mechanical VAV, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay let's make a mechanical v a v.…Under families I'm going to go new,…and I am going to scroll down until I find generic model.…I'm going to open that up.…First thing I'm going to do is click on edit,…family category and parameters.…I want to make this mechanical equipment…and I'm going to click okay.…I'm going to rank some reference plans,…I'm going to right click here, create similar.…I'm going to off-set two feet to the left, to the right.…
And I guess I'll do the same up and down.…Hit escape. I'm going to dimension these equally.…I'll dimension these equally.…I'll do an overall dimension,…my parameter will be width.…It'll be a tight parameter.…This four foot dimension add parameter,…length, click okay.…
Now I'm going to go to my front elevation,…type z a to zoom out I'm going to right click…on this reference plan and create similar.…I'm going to use my pick lens button,…it will offset one foot six, up and then down.…I like to drag these down a little bit,…just so I have some good cross reference planes.…I'm going to dimension this equally .…
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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