A basic family is pretty dumb until you ad the connector. Well, maybe that's a harsh term, but a family is just a basic BIMless block without a connector. In this video we will learn the types of data that is associated with the different kinds of connectors and we will actually ad one to a mass, load it into a project and test it out!
- [Narrator] What I'd like to do is look at…what makes a family a family.…See, when we have a family that needs mechanical…or electrical data,…we need a connector added to it.…Yeah, we can make a family mechanical equipment,…but we don't really know what kind of equipment data…that's gonna have appended to it.…It's the connector that makes it a family,…so let's just start from scratch.…Under "Families", let's go "New."…What I wanna do is just go down to "Generic Model"…and let's hit open.…
This is just an ambiguous, run of the mill family.…Let's make it something though.…So on the create tab, let's click on…"Family Category and Parameters."…I'm gonna come down and I'm gonna make it…"Mechanical Equipment."…I'm gonna hit okay.…Now I'm simply gonna create a big extrusion,…I don't care how big it is,…I'm just gonna draw a rectangle.…I'm gonna click "Finish Edit Mode."…Now, if I click "Family Categories and Parameters"…it knows it's mechanical equipment…and we have values associated with it,…but if I go to the blue R, go to "New>Project"…
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit MEP 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- Importing AutoCAD files into Revit
- Linking Revit models
- Using worksets
- Creating new family types
- Adding and modifying panels, circuits, switches, conduits, and more
- Creating detail views
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: A new video was added that covers creating and applying filters. In addition, the following topics were updated: collaboration, elements, modeling, and views and sheets.
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