Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating track lighting: Part 2, part of Revit: MEP Families.
- Okay, let's make our Track.…Under Families, let's go New,…let's scroll down to Generic Model Line Based.…The first thing I'd like to do is go to my Front Elevation,…I'm going to right-click on this…Reference plane and create Similar.…On my drop panel,…I'm going to click Pick Lines and I'm going…to Offset down two inches.…I'm going to Offset downward two inches,…and hit Escape.…Now I'm going to click Aligned Dimension,…Strong to Weak,…grab my two inch dimension…and I'm going to add a parameter,…and I'm going to call that Track Depth.…
We'll keep it as a Type Parameter,…then we're going to click OK.…Now let's go to a 3D View…by clicking on the 3D house right here…and I'm going to go Create,…and I'm going to go to Sweep.…Now I'm going to click on Pick Path,…and I'm going to pick this path right here,…now I'm going to click on Finish Edit Mode.…Now what I want to do is go to my Left Elevation,…and I'm going to click on Edit Profile right here,…I'm going to zoom in here…on my drop panel of Pick Lines,…and I'm going to Offset this one quarter of an inch…
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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