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*Andre Gawlik
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How do You Make Content ?

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06-18-2006 10:15 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

Referring to my earlier question - how do you make
content library in Revit Systems ?

 

Any ground rules ? Maybe someone came across a
tutorial ?

 

The content library downloadable with Revit trial
is imperial - I need to create some metric to test - any help or input much
appreciated

 

 

Andre
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Message 2 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

06-20-2006 06:23 AM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
Hi Andre-

The first ground rule is to understand how Revit Building works.... you can download or request a trial of Revit Building from your reseller. Revit Building provides many tutorials on content building, and will get you started in understanding how modeling in Revit works.

Revit Systems does not currently support metric units... but you can learn how to building metric content using Revit Building.

Ground Rule 2- Start with an existing family. For example, if you are creating an Air Handling Unit... don't start from scratch... you'll be making it too hard on yourself. There may be a AHU template, but if not, start with an existing AHU family to ensure you have the correct Family Category and Parameter settings (on the Settings menu)

The next ground rule is to understand connectors in Revit Systems... the main differentiator in Building vs. Systems content. There are connectors for electrical, HVAC, and piping... there are many different properties and options for each.

Another ground rule (more like a tip)... you can also learn a lot by looking at the parametric content in ABS. Although the two formats are not compatible, you can get a sense of what it takes to build parametric content, and how you may define your geometry, parameters, and formulae.

HTH,
Martin Schmid
MEP Consultant
Autodesk Consulting


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

*Scott Davis
Message 3 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

06-20-2006 09:27 AM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
Martin,

If one were to have the Template used for creating Families in Systems,
which includes the connectors, could you create a family that also worked in
Revit Building? The idea of connectors sounds very interesting, and
something we might like to use in Revit Building as well.

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Hi Andre-

The first ground rule is to understand how Revit Building works.... you can
download or request a trial of Revit Building from your reseller. Revit
Building provides many tutorials on content building, and will get you
started in understanding how modeling in Revit works.

Revit Systems does not currently support metric units... but you can learn
how to building metric content using Revit Building.

Ground Rule 2- Start with an existing family. For example, if you are
creating an Air Handling Unit... don't start from scratch... you'll be
making it too hard on yourself. There may be a AHU template, but if not,
start with an existing AHU family to ensure you have the correct Family
Category and Parameter settings (on the Settings menu)

The next ground rule is to understand connectors in Revit Systems... the
main differentiator in Building vs. Systems content. There are connectors
for electrical, HVAC, and piping... there are many different properties and
options for each.

Another ground rule (more like a tip)... you can also learn a lot by looking
at the parametric content in ABS. Although the two formats are not
compatible, you can get a sense of what it takes to build parametric
content, and how you may define your geometry, parameters, and formulae.

HTH,
Martin Schmid
MEP Consultant
Autodesk Consulting
Employee
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Posts: 1,297
Registered: ‎11-16-2005
Message 4 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

06-20-2006 09:30 AM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
Connectors aren't part of the template, they are an object that is placed when defining a family in Systems, just as you would place other elements when defining a family... re attached.

Since connectors are Systems specific, the Add Connector... tool isn't available in Building (or Structure).

Even if you were to open a Systems family in Building, you wouldn't be able to modify the propeties of connectors.

HTH,
Martin Schmid
Autodesk Consulting


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

*Scott Davis
Message 5 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

06-20-2006 01:59 PM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
hmmm...thats too bad. We should all have access to some of these tools. I
know we need to keep the flavors separate, but some tools should cross over.
I also would like the Graphic Schedule from Structures.

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Connectors aren't part of the template, they are an object that is placed
when defining a family in Systems, just as you would place other elements
when defining a family... re attached.

Since connectors are Systems specific, the Add Connector... tool isn't
available in Building (or Structure).

Even if you were to open a Systems family in Building, you wouldn't be able
to modify the propeties of connectors.

HTH,
Martin Schmid
Autodesk Consulting
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Message 6 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

07-12-2006 08:05 AM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
Martin,
To confirm my understanding from this message, if we have a metric Revit building project, we will have to create all system families (i.e. parametric content) on our own. Can someone at Autodesk give an real estimate on when metric families will be available from Autodesk? Thx Dave
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Message 7 of 7 (230 Views)

Re: How do You Make Content ?

07-12-2006 08:26 PM in reply to: *Andre Gawlik
Revit Systems presently does not support metric functionality. It is policy to not speculate on release dates on future features, functionality, or products.

Sorry!
Martin Schmid, P.E.
Autodesk Consulting


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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