Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating track lighting: Part 1, part of MEP Families in Revit.
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- What I'd like to do next is a two-video series…for track lighting.…The first video will have us modelling the smaller lights…that get arrayed down the track.…The second video will have us creating…what's called the line based family.…We're then going to create some parameters…that we can set the multiple spacing for our track lights.…To get started, I'm going to jump into Revit.…Under Families, I'm going to go New.…I'm going to scroll down until I find Generic Model.…Now the first thing I'd like to do is…go to my front elevation.…
I'm going to type z + a to zoom all.…Now I'm going to create some reference planes.…I'm going to right-click on this reference plane.…I'm going to Create Similar.…On my Draw panel, I'm going to click my Pick Lines button.…I'm going to offset two inches.…I'm going to offset down three times.…I'm going to click on my Align Dimension button…from strong to weak, all the way down.…This time, I want to lock these dimensions down…and I want to hit Esc.…
Now I'm going to select this, right-click, Create Similar,…
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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