Modifying a Distribution Equipment Family

This section teaches you how to work with distribution equipment families.

Start in the FIRST FLOOR POWER floor plan.

Modify the Family for UTIL

1.Select transformer UTIL and run the Revit Edit Family command. The family file will open.

Modify | Electrical Equipment-> revit--edit-family Edit Family

2.Run the Family Edit command. The Family Edit dialog box will open.

DM Electrical-> dmert-family-16 Family Edit

3.Make the following changes to the family:
a.In the Family Settings section, set Device Type to Distribution equipment: Transformer.
b.In the 200 kVA section, set Override Family Values to Yes.
c.Set Size to 200.
d.In the 1000 kVA section, set Override Family Values to Yes.
e.Set Size to 1000.
4.Press the OK button to close the dialog box.
5.Run the Revit Load into Project command or Load into Project and Close command to update the family and its parameter values in the project.
You do not need to save the family file, but the parameters will only be used for this project if you do not save.

Create / DM Electrical-> revit--load-project Load into Project / revit--load-project-close Load into Project and Close

1.Select UTIL and use the Revit Properties panel to change the Type to 1000 kVA.
2.Run the Panel Edit command. The Panel Edit dialog box will open with UTIL active.

DM Electrical-> dmert-panel-16 Panel Edit

The Size value has been updated to reflect the changes made to the family.

3.Press the Exit button to close the dialog box.
4.Set the Type to 200 kVA and run the Panel Edit command again to see how the Size changes.

DM Electrical-> dmert-panel-16 Panel Edit


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