Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding reference planes, part of MEP Families in Revit.
- As I've mentioned before, reference planes…are a skeleton of a family.…You cannot have a parametric family that can be…trusted without the use of reference planes.…It's that simple.…The first thing you always will do…when creating a family is establish…your reference planes.…So, references planes are more than just…simple little 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.…So let's start our first family.…
Let's open up Revit.…And under the Families category,…let's click on the New button.…Now, in our directory, I want to scroll down…until we find a basic generic model,…which is right here.…Once we find Generic Model, let's click Open.…Now, we open up with the Family Editor.…We have a projector browser,…and most families will default to the Ref. Level…floor plan.…As you can see, there are two reference planes.…
I'm going to go ahead and select this…reference plane right here.…Notice that it is pinned in place,…
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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