Autodesk Revit: Family Creation for MEP

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. Autodesk® Revit® is a powerful BIM program for MEP that supports the ability to coordinate, update, and share design data with team members throughout the design construction and management phases of a building’s life. Families are the backbone of Autodesk Revit. They are the elements you add as you model a building and its services, as well as the tools you use as you are annotating views.

The objective of this course is to enable students who have worked with the software to expand their knowledge in creating custom system and component families.

This course contains practices that are specific to the MEP discipline.

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*Videos based on Autodesk 2022 courses. Any additional software changes will be reflected in actual course content.

Topics Covered for this Autodesk Revit Training Course:
  • Set up a component family file with a parametric framework.
  • Create family geometry.
  • Create family types.
  • Modify the visibility of components and incorporate additional family items, such as controls, MEP connectors, and nested components.
  • Create specific families, including profiles, annotations, and parameters.
This course also contains MEP discipline-specific practices for families, including pipe fittings, light fixtures, and data devices.

Prerequisites for this Autodesk Revit Training Course:
You should be comfortable with the fundamentals of the Autodesk Revit software, as found in the Autodesk Revit: Fundamentals for MEP course. Knowledge of basic techniques is assumed, such as creating standard elements, copying and moving elements, and creating and working with views. Information on Collaboration Tools, Conceptual Design, and Site Planning and Design are covered in other courses.

Course description shown for Autodesk Revit 2024.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.