Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a pendant light, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- Pendants can be tricky.…I'd like to model a pendant light.…The trick here is going to be the legs.…I'd like to put in some variables to make it…so we can pick a button to make the legs…have different extension…in case the ceiling or the structure…they're mounted to is uneven or sloped.…To get started with a pendant…let's go to Families, let's go to New.…I'm going to scroll down to Generic Model, my favorite.…First thing I'll do is go to the Create tab…and click Family Category and Parameters,…I want to make sure it's a Lighting Fixture,…then I'm going to click OK.…
Now I want to make my reference planes,…I'm going to right-click on this vertical one…and I'm going to Create Similar.…On my Draw panel I'll Pick Lines,…I'm going to Offset 2 feet to the left,…to the right I'm going to Offset 1 foot up,…and then down.…Hit escape a few times.…Of course I'm going to equally dimension…these reference planes here,…and I'm going to equally constrain…these reference planes here.…Now I'm going to put in my overall 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 Appropriate for all
1. Basic Families
2. Electrical Power
3. Electrical Lighting
4. Mechanical HVAC
6. Annotation Families
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