Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding reference planes, part of Revit: Structural Families.
As I have mentioned…reference planes are the backbone of a family.…I liken them to the family skeleton…or the family structure.…You cannot have a parametric family that can be trusted…without the use of reference planes.…It's really that simple.…The first thing you're always going to do,…when creating a family,…is establish your reference planes.…That being said, reference planes…are more than just simple lines.…They can also be named…and working planes can be set upon them.…This video will have us experimenting…with what we can do with reference planes.…
On the startup screen, under the Families category…let's click on the New button right here.…Now we'll see we have a whole ton…of basic family templates we can use.…I used to think I don't need to start with these,…but you really do need to start with these.…But sometimes the template is not exactly what you want.…What I want to do is I want to scroll down…until we find Generic Model.…I want to click Open.…Now most of family templates will start…with a few views open…
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 Intermediate
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1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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