Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding receptacles, part of Revit 2021: Essential Training for MEP.
- [Narrator] Okay, now that the underlays are all set and we have the views looking the way we want, we can actually start modeling some stuff. In this video, I'd like to add some receptacles to a room. To get started, let's jump into Revit. Just so we're on the same page, in the project browser under views, let's make sure we're in Power, Floor Plan, Level 1. I want to zoom in on this area here 'cause this is where I want to put my receptacles. Notice that there's an annoying hatch pattern being shown. The objective here is, I want to turn off the hatch pattern but I don't want to turn off the floor in case I want to put some floor mounted receptacles in. I don't want to in this case but I want to leave myself open for that option. To do this, let's go to Visibility Graphics. You can either click the edit button right here or you can type V-G on your keyboard. Under Model Categories, let's scroll down 'til we find floors and select it. Notice that we can come over here and we can override the lines, the patterns, or even the transparency. In this case, I like to override the patterns for foreground, uncheck visible. For background, uncheck visible just to make sure. Click okay, click apply, click okay. There we go, that's a lot better. To place a receptacle, we'll go to the systems tab. On the electrical panel, click the device pulldown and let's select electrical fixture. Now remember we have a type selector drop-down and we also have placement. We do want it placed on a vertical face and the type of receptacle, let's click the pull-down here. We have standard or GFCI. I'll select standard. If you hover over any one of these walls, because we have it placed on vertical face, it's going to place it on one of these walls, which is perfect. I'd like to place one here. I'd like to place one here. Maybe place one here. I like to have lot of receptacles. I suppose we'll place one in the adjacent room here, here, maybe I'll put one right here. Hit escape a couple times. Now, notice where the receptacle's placed, we can select one and we can check out the properties of it. We see that's set for Level 1. The elevation is 1'6 or 457, but notice that we can create a power system. We'll do that later. If we click edit type, we'll see that we get all these types of properties. Close out of here. Hit escape a couple times. So, that's all I want to do for this video. Go ahead and save your model and you're all set to start wiring these things up.
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1. Starting a Revit Project
2. Revit Electrical
3. Revit Mechanical
4. Revit Plumbing
5. Revit Workflow
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