Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Family parameters, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- As I've mentioned, parameters drive a model.…Without parameters, our family's one size,…one material, and no fun at all.…In this video, I'd like to break down…the parameter and how they help us.…The first type of parameter I want to…look at is a family parameter.…Now, a couple of examples of a family parameter…would be maybe the size of the family,…dimensions, of course formulas,…materials, visibility, mechanical information,…electrical information.…The thing with the family parameter is…they pertain only to that specific family.…
When we create a family and…create parameters within that family,…we'll see those parameters only show up…in that one specific family.…Now as mentioned before,…we can have many types of the same family.…The difference between each type…are the family parameters associated with it.…The two types are Instance and Type parameters.…Meaning that an Instance parameter…will only change the item you have selected.…It's the only instance of that family…that will change.…If we change a Type parameter,…
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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