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Nick-H-

Is there any revit mep tutorials out there that are like step by step and biold up to doing a full scale project?

 

cheers

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tzframpton

Not really. There are good books that exist though. Best thing to do is stay on this board, sign up at a dedicated Revit board, and just simply dive in.

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Nick-H-

Just had alook around there seems to be a few websites which offer training videos on DVDs at a cost, might purchase one

 

http://cd.cadlearning.com/pd-cadlearning-for-autodesk-revit-mep-2012.cfm

 

 

Ive just downloaed the trial version of revit at home, trying to add a diffuser and its saying there is none?? - also noticed none of the other mechancail stuff is there - is there any where I can download the stadard familes from??

 

Cheers

 

Nick H

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tzframpton

Families:

http://seek.autodesk.com/

 

http://www.revitcity.com/index.php

 

List of manuf. w/ downlads:

http://www.revitforum.org/mep-family-creation/98-manufacturers-providing-revit-mep-families.html

 

And yes there's plenty of training out there if you want to pay for it. Books are a good thing and don't costs much. You can also search for eBooks in PDF form.

 

Mastering Revit MEP:

http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Autodesk-Revit-MEP-2012/dp/1118066812/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321550251&sr=1-1

 

Mastering again....

http://www.amazon.com/Aubin-Academy-Master-Revit-2011/dp/1111137935/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321550251&sr=1-2

 

Hope this helps. Enjoy, you have a looooong road ahead of you. 8)

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Nick-H-

Cheers for that. I just wonder is there meant to be stuff (families) pre loaded? as there seems to be nothing - no different kinds of ducting / pipeing / mech equipment??

 

something seems abit odd.

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tzframpton

The only thing that's "preloaded" is basically a few mechanical duct systems. Revit MEP 2012 give you a few steel pipe fittings to kind of get you started. That's the thing about Revit MEP, it has the framework in place, but it's up to you for developing all the content. You have a blank template. That's why I say you have a long road ahead of you.

 

AutoCAD MEP has all this already in place. They have all your pipes and fittings, as well as piping systems. Duct too. Even for electrical. But.... it's still AutoCAD which is the downfall. If Revit MEP could have all the content preloaded like AutoCAD MEP has, it would be beyond appreciated from Autodesk.

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Nick-H-

I see. I best start searching then, as I think they want to move onto REVIT MEP at work, we have just got a couple of schools in revit to look at putting a design on

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tzframpton

My suggestion is to start now and don't look back. You'll get it, don't worry. Just remember anything in the model that is Blue is clickable. Also remember there's only "one" model, and it's all about "Views".

 

And whatever you do, don't invert the screen to mimic AutoCAD with a black background. If you do, you've lost the Revit battle. :thumbsup:

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Nick-H-

I have been looking at it for quite a while videos etc... and it does look quite impressive.

 

just realised we have a full revit model at work filled with MEP, can I take all the families from that?

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I have been looking at it for quite a while videos etc... and it does look quite impressive.

 

just realised we have a full revit model at work filled with MEP, can I take all the families from that?

Oh, absolutely. Take all you can. A "Family" is like a "Dynamic Block" in AutoCAD. Same exact concept.

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Nick-H-
Oh, absolutely. Take all you can. A "Family" is like a "Dynamic Block" in AutoCAD. Same exact concept.

 

How do I take all the families then? and save them somewhere

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ReMark

Another resource to check out is the AUGI website. Join (it is free) and look in the Library section for AutoCAD MEP 2012. The pickings are slim but you'll find three Revit MEP articles and a link to Revit Experts.

 

http://www.augi.com

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Nick-H-

Cheers.

 

Just been watching a video tutorial. can you make a 3d revit model from 2d cad files with if you have all the floors and elevations?

 

Nick

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tzframpton

Best thing to do is just forget AutoCAD altogether. If you want, you can Link in a DWG file and use that to "draw" overtop it.

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Best thing to do is just forget AutoCAD altogether. If you want, you can Link in a DWG file and use that to "draw" overtop it.

 

is Revit MEP the way forward then? it seems like alot of companies are asking for it these days over Autocad MEP

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tzframpton

Yes it is, although it still needs many more years of maturing. It's better to go ahead and learn it now if you can.

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