Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a receptacle, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, let's make a receptacle.…I know Autodesk has a ton of these available…but I think this is the perfect family to use as practice…because it has all the components that you're going to need…for pretty much everything you do.…So under Families, let's go New.…I want to scroll down to Generic Model face based.…We're going to click Open.…Now on the Create tab,…click your Family Category and Parameters button.…Let's make sure we're creating an electrical fixture,…and under Family Parameters,…make sure that we maintain annotation orientation.…
This is an important step.…Click OK.…Now, let's make some reference planes.…I'm going to right-click on this reference plane…and I'm going to create similar.…On my Draw panel, I'm going to use my Pick Lines,…and I'm going to offset one and three-eighths of an inch.…To the left and to the right.…Up and down, I want to go two and a quarter.…
We're going to go up and we're going to go down.…Let's change our scale to inch and a half equals a foot.…Let's dimension these out.…I'm going to click Aligned Dimension.…
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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