Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Revit MEP Family Tutorial

Anybody wanting to implement Revit MEP seems to know that content creation is a must. What you may not know is that Autodesk has posted a real good introduction to making MEP families. Not doors and windows but actual mechanical and Electrical components. Go to Autodesk's Revit MEP Documentation webpage then make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will see this.

Down load today and get busy making your own family.


The Clizz said...

I'd love it if you would link my Navis works blog!


adewale odusina said...


Todd said...

Depends Adewale,

What's your problem?


Anonymous said...

Got the tutorial loaded.. only descriptions are for making doors, windows, etc. No electrical devices, fixtures, or equipment.. nuts.

Todd said...

Did you scroll to the bottom of the download page and make sure you downloaded the Revit MEP Family Tutorials?

Anonymous said...

Yup. I downloaded -

Revit MEP Imperial Family Editor Tutorial (.exe format - 1 MB)

Revit MEP Imperial Family Editor Datasets (.exe format - 12 MB)

but there's only demos on creating windows, doors, balusters. I'm being picky I suppose - if one can learn how to build one of the above than anything else should loosely follow the same formula.
Still, a tutorial on creating a new lighting fixture family, for example, would be nice.

Todd said...

Please look here for a PDF file.

C:\Program Files\Revit MEP 2008\Program\FamilyEditorTutorialENU.pdf

There are hoops to make sure it shows you want you want throught the Help interface, but it pull this information. Let me know if this file does not exist, I can email it to you if you want.


Anonymous said...

I know this was way back in 2008, but you may want to update the links and info for those of us searching for current content on the web. I hit your link but the link is broken now, per Autodesk I guess.

Todd M. Shackelford said...

Good news!

I have updated the link.

Bad news.

Nothing there for 2008. Only 2009 and 2010.