Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating pipe breaks, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- I want to make one of those little pipe brakes.…But I want to make it actually work.…To get started, I'm going to go families, new.…Now I'm going to scroll down until I find detail item.…And I'm going to click open.…I'm going to zoom it to here.…Then I'm going to make some reference planes,…so I'm going to right click on this reference plane.…I'm going to create similar.…Pick lines and I'm going to offset one inch to the right.…And to the left I'll offset two inches up.…
Now I'm going to go to align dimension.…I'm going to align these dimensions, equally constrain them.…Do it again.…Select my two inch dimension, add a parameter,…I'm going to call it width.…Definitely, definitely make it an instance parameter.…I'm going to click okay.…I'm going to do another one.…I'm going to go from here back.…
I'm going to select this, add a parameter,…I'm going to call it depth.…Definitely, definitely, is an instance parameter.…Click okay.…Now here's what I want to do,…I'll have to go to create masking region.…Subcategory, I'm going to keep on detail items.…
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 Intermediate
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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