Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating parameters, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Parameters are the driving force…behind a parametric family, obviously.…When we're modeling a family,…we want to give the individual…using that family some choices.…These choices can be dimensions,…materials, yes/no buttons,…and an entire array of other options.…Also, parameters can tell other parameters…what to do based on mathematical formulas.…Basically, telling the family that…if this condition occurs, then I want this to happen.…Pretty sweet.…What I'd like to do is put in some…reference planes, dimension them,…And then we're going to look at some parameters.…
Ok, let's jump into Revit.…Under Families, let's go New.…Let's scroll down to Generic Model.…Select it and let's click Open.…Now let's add four reference planes.…I'm going to right click.…I'm going to Create Similar.…On my draw panel, I'm going to pick Lines.…Then I'm going to go one foot to the left,…to the right, above,…and then below, and I'm going to hit Escape.…
On my Quick Access toolbar,…I'm going to click Aligned Dimension.…I'm going to put an equal dimension here.…
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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