Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a nightlight, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, I'd like to make a night light symbol.…This is essentially just going to be a detail item…that we put into our 2x4 fixture family.…Under families, let's go New.…Now I want to scroll down until we find Detail Item.…We're going to click Open.…What I'd like to do is come in this direction…and this will be our insert point,…just like our 2x4 fixture.…So, I'm going to right-click on this reference plane…and Create Similar.…I'm going to offset two feet to the right.…I'm going to offset four feet downward.…
Cool.…Now, let's dimension it.…Click on the Align Dimension button,…go from here to here,…and then from here to here.…Hit escape a couple of times.…Select a two foot dimension.…For our label, let's click Add Parameter.…Let's call it Width.…We'll keep it a type parameter.…Click OK.…Now for our four foot dimension,…let's give that a label.…Let's call it length.…
Let's click Okay.…Hit escape a couple times.…Now here's what we're going to do.…On the Create Tab, I want to click on Filled Region.…On my Draw Panel I'm going to click on my Pick Lines.…
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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