Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling a duct accessory, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- Let's make a damper.…I know that there's plenty of dampers out there,…but it'd be nice to show you how they work…and how you make one to fit any duct size.…So under Families, let's go New,…and I want to scroll down to my favorite, Generic Model.…I'm going to click Open.…Now, the first thing I'm going to do…is click on Family Category and Parameters.…And I'm going to put it on Duct Accessories.…Now, the Part Type.…Click here, and click the drop-down.…We want this to be a damper.…
Pretty convenient.…Click OK.…Now, let's get modeling.…Let's right-click this reference plane and Create Similar.…On my Draw panel, I'm going to Pick Lines,…I'm going to offset one inch.…Here to here.…Now I'll offset one foot…up, and then down.…I'm going to dimension it like I would normally do,…two equally constrained dimensions.…And then a parameter here,…select my two-inch dimension.…
I'm going to add a parameter here,…and I'm going to call this Length.…It's going to be an Instance Parameter, and I click OK.…I'm going to dimension here,…EQ,…
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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