Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Modeling a wall sconce, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- Let's make a really fancy wall sconce.…You don't have to be an architect to model one of these.…By creating a revolve at 180 degrees,…I'd like to show you how to make a wall sconce.…To get started, let's go to Families, New…and I want to scroll down to Generic Model Face-Based.…Let's click Open.…There's not going to be any parameters…or any reference planes.…We're just going to model a nice, fancy revolve.…On the Create tab, let's go to the Revolve button.…
Now, what I'm going to is I'm going to start with my line…and I'm going to come up about a foot.…I'm going to come out about a foot also.…I'm going to come straight down an inch.…Now, on my Draw panel, I'm going to click on…Start, End Radius Arc.…I'm going to come in about four inches.…I'm going to go up.…I'm going to come back in about 4 inches…at a 45 degree angle.…I'm going to go down.…
Now, I'm going to click on my Line button.…I'm going to come down a quarter of an inch.…I'm going to go to my arc again.…I'm going to come down an inch and a half.…I'm going to go up.…
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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