Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a pump, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Let's make a pump, under Families I'm going to go New.…Of course I'm going to grab a generic model.…These should never be face based.…I'm going to first go to my Family Category and Parameters.…I'm going to actually make this Mechanical Equipment…and I'm going to click okay.…Now I'm going to right click on…this reference plane and Create Similar.…On my drop panel, I'm going to offset two feet…to the left and I'm going to offset…that one foot to the right.…
I'm going to click my Aligned Dimension button…I'm going to align here to here…then I'm going to go from here to here.…These are separate.…The one foot dimension, I'm going to add parameter.…I'm going to call it Head Size,…type parameter, two feet,…Add parameter Tail Size.…I'm going to hit okay.…I'm going to space out a little more…so I'm going to go to my Family Types.…
Tail Size is going to be two foot six.…I'm going to hit apply, I'm going to hit okay.…I'm going to right click here, I'm going to create similar.…I'm just going to offset one inch.…I'm going to dimension that strong to weak.…
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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