A little intro on setting up, sort, and filters schedules.
A little intro on some of the best practices for setting up a family and how to add some parameters.
A little intro on some of the shapes in the family editor. We will cover the Extrusion and Blend.
Continuing with the shapes in the family editor. We will cover the Revolve, Sweep, Swept Blend and how Void Forms work.
Keyboard shortcuts are a very valuable tool to use in any program. This video talks specifically about how to view or adjust your keyboard shortcuts in Revit. Once you are familiar with them, you will not go back!
In Revit, have you accidentally opened the family editor by double clicking a family? I know I have far too many times. Beside it being annoying and interrupting your current task, it can also cause problems by potentially adjusting a family accidentally. Turning off the double click to edit a family is a wise decision.
Tab, what a wonderful tool in Revit! Also, if you are not familiar with using tab, it could cause some problems. A colleague of mine had this issue and it was an inspiration to share how it can work. Using it properly can save time and frustrations down the line.
Have you struggled through creating a rack of conduit that has multiple conduit on the same plane? Using the parallel conduit tool can save a bunch of time when needing to make a rack of conduit, no matter how large or small. This is a tool I use very often.
Ahh, the selection box. When I was shown this tool, it was a GAME CHANGER for me. This tool helps me visualize areas that just don't make sense in floor plan or section view. In addition to being able to view a complicated area in a different way, it can also help with making sure you are connecting the right elements together - check out episode 07 for an example of using the selection box to trim conduit together.
Before I learned about this tool, I would either create a new section view or move one that I made previously, to draw a conduit stub into equipment or a box. This is an easy way to create a stub up or down depending on your need in the floor plan view.
Trimming anything in Revit is a fairly standard process, but what if you have multiple levels of conduit and are unsure which ones are being connected? This video utilizes the selection box along with the trim command to connect multiple levels of conduit correctly.
A conduit kick seems simple enough, however, it took me a bit of trial and error to make them efficiently. Using a combination of tools, it can be much less of a chore to create. Using my trusty working section and the selection box, we make short work of creating kicks.
Conduit offsets are a standard piece to any electrical conduit build. There are a variety of ways to create these and in this video I show a few of those options. Whether it is in floor plan or an elevation or section, the technique is the same. I did not cover it in this video, but it works the same if you need to offset a riser conduit out of the way of an object.
Revit starts off with the rise / run (slope) being the standard option when there is a pitch to conduit. For plumbing, it makes sense to have the slope as the option, however, for electrical conduit, I'm more concerned with the degree of angle. Changing this option for me works well as a quick check or an adjustment to the segment I'm working on.