Revit MEP Essentials: Family Creation Workflows

This course in intended to help those individuals who are creating their own Revit families. Whether it is the BIM manager to the engineer doing their own modeling. Software required: Revit 2016, AutoCAD 2016.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 14, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 14, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
Description

Are you still getting vendors that only supply AutoCAD files for their families? Or did you find that one off vendor that is creating their components in Inventor? Or better yet you want to manipulate the out of the box families to fit your needs? Well in this course, Revit MEP Essentials: Family Creation Workflows, you'll learn how to create native Revit families using the MEP connectors. First, you'll take that 2D AutoCAD drawing and convert that to a Revit family. Next, you'll take the Inventor file through the BIM exchange so you can use those files and save them as a RFA file. Finally, you'll also learn how to export the family types into a catalog to keep the file size down. By the end of this course, you'll have a great grasp of how to navigate and create your own content for your projects. Required Software: Revit 2016, AutoCAD 2016.

About the author
About the author

I have been doing Revit MEP projects since 2006. I have been beta testing the Revit and Navis platform with Autodesk since 2011. In Beta testing had a chance to go back to Autodesk and with with the developers on how real world applications of the program should work.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Travis Beecher and welcome to my course, Revit MEP Essentials: Family Creation Workflows. I am a Senior BIM Engineer at Cn3D Construction, where we create fully coordinated BIM models for MEP systems. Revit is widely used by most of the MEP system engineering firms around the world, as well as a majority of the construction firms for clash coordination. In this course we're going to cover the basic fundamentals of family creation, creating MEP families with formulas and parameters, editing the out-of-the-box families for company standards, and adding final touches, such as clearance or maintenance zones and 3D model text for equipment tags. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, basic fundamentals of the family creation environment, applying formulas to drive our family sizes, creating the parameters for schedules. By the end of this course you will gain a great grasp of how to navigate and create your own content for your projects, as well as being able to manipulate the out-of-the-box items to better suit your needs. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with some type of 3D modeling environment. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Revit Family Creation with the Revit MEP Essentials: Family Creation Workflows course, at Pluralsight.