Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding connectors, part of MEP Families in Revit.
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- It's time to think about smartening up our Families.…The smartest Families in all of Revit are MEP Families…because of the types of connections…we add to the geometry of our Family.…Connections come in different shapes and sizes,…and, of course, accommodate each trade also.…A single connection can cover several…different trades at once.…For example, an electrical connector…can be power, comm, data, fire line or even a nurse call.…What I'd like to do here is obviously…create some connectors.…I want to start with our Sweeps Family…that we made earlier.…
So under Families, let's go Open.…Let's browse to where we're keeping our exercise files.…Let's find our Sweeps Family.…Let's click Open.…Now, before we do anything to the Family itself,…I'd like to see how it behaves in a project as is.…So let's go to the purple R,…let's go New,…let's go to Project.…For the template, let's use a mechanical template.…Let's click OK.…Hit Control Tab to go back the Family.…
Now let's click Load Into Project over here.…I'm going to go ahead and put…
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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