Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for Architecture (Metric).
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- [Voiceover] In this movie, we'll begin adding…the underlying framework to our pool table family.…And we're going to use reference planes,…constraints, and parameters to achieve this.…Now, reference planes provide the form…and the structure for your family.…And the default template that we started with…came with two reference planes.…So we have this one right here,…which is called center front back, and it's pinned.…And this one right here,…which is called center left right, and it's also pinned.…The reason that those are pinned is because…they mark where the insertion point of this family is.…
And so it's a pretty good idea…to keep those pinned to the center.…What I want to do is to go to Create,…and create some new reference planes.…I'm going to make four total.…I'm gonna go to the Reference Plane button,…here on the Create panel.…And make sure you're choosing…Reference Plane, not Reference Line.…They're not at all the same thing.…And I'll click above and to the right…of the horizontal reference plane…and draw horizontally straight across.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Then author Paul F. Aubin helps you dive into modeling: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings.
Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawings so all the components are clearly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.
- Understanding BIM and the Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting & Publishing
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