Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding parameters, part of Structural Families in Revit.
- As I have mentioned, parameters drive a model.…Without parameters, our family is one size, one material,…and no fun at all.…In this video I'd like to just break down the parameter…and how they help us.…So the first type of parameter I'd like to look at…is a family parameter.…If we look at a family parameter…say for example we have a desk.…If we select the desk, these are the parameters…that show up.…We have our Properties here, we click Edit Type,…and then we have our Type Properties.…Family parameters can dictate the size of the family,…additional dimensions, formulas, materials,…the visibility of our family.…
It is the most common parameter.…It pertains only to that specific family,…not the type of family.…We have instance and type parameters, meaning,…if i select the desk that's in my model,…I'll get some properties here.…If I change any one of these properties…it'll affect only the one desk I have selected.…If I click Edit Type, and I change some of these parameters,…it'll change every single 60 x 30 desk in my entire project.…
Following an overview of the basics, Eric provides specific instructions on modeling different types of families: foundation, framing, annotation, and truss families. He'll show how to perform 3D extrusions and build in flexibility with parameters, as well as create formulas, array parameters, and lookup tables.
- Understanding parameters and reference planes
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Adding framing
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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