About the Revit Workshops

We are excited that you're interested in our Revit MEP workshops this year. All workshops are held remotely. Just announced! Two families creation workshops, plus a three-day fundamentals workshop. Read below to learn more.

Family Creation for MEP Workshops


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an approach to the entire building life cycle. Autodesk Revit for Architecture is a powerful BIM program that supports the ability to coordinate, update, and share design data with team members throughout the design construction and management phases of a building’s life. Families are the backbone of Autodesk Revit. They are the elements you add as you model a building and its services, as well as the tools you use as you are annotating views.

The objective of the Autodesk Revit Family Creation for MEP training course is to enable users who have worked with the software to expand their knowledge in creating custom system, in-place, and component families.

This Autodesk Revit training course contains practices that are specific to MEP discipline.

Topics Covered

  • Set up a component family file with a parametric framework.
  • Create family geometry.
  • Create family types.
  • Modify the visibility of components and incorporate additional family items such as controls, and add nested components.
  • Create specific families, including in-place families, profiles, annotations, and parameters.
  • This training course also contains architectural discipline-specific practices for families, including: pipe fittings, light fixture and data device.


Students should be comfortable with the fundamentals of the Autodesk Revit software, as found in the Autodesk Revit Fundamentals training courses. Knowledge of basic techniques is assumed, such as creating standard element, copying and moving elements, and creating and working with views, etc. Information on Collaboration Tools, Conceptual Design, and Site and Structural Design are covered in additional training courses. This is not an introductory course. Students must be familiar and have been working with Revit to be beyond the basics.

----- Learning objectives:

Custom System Families
▪ Creating MEP System Families 

Component Family Concepts
▪ Creating Component Families
▪ Creating the Parametric Framework 
▪ Creating Family Elements
▪ Creating Family Types

Advanced Family Techniques
▪ Additional Tools for Families 
▪ Visibility Display Settings

Additional Family Types
▪ Creating 2D Families
▪ Creating Line-based Families
▪ Creating In-Place Families
▪ Working with Shared Parameters

Creating MEP Specific Families
▪ Upgrade an Architectural Plumbing Fixture to MEP 
▪ Upgrade an Architectural Lighting Fixture to MEP 
▪ Create a Data Device with Annotation Parameters 
▪ Create a Pipe Fitting Flange (Advanced)

Students will be sent a link to sign in to a computer which has the Revit software installed and ready for use. 



  • Class is limited to 8 students.
  • Learning Assessment method(s): In-course, hands-on problem solving examples / hands-on computer software training
  • Students will participate virtually in the workshop via WebEx software. Students are NOT REQUIRED to have the Revit software installed on their computer. The students will use WebEx software to remote into a computer which will have the Revit software and all associated files pre-loaded on to the computer.
  • Credits: 6.5 PDH or 0.65 CEUs will be awarded for this workshop
  • There will be a break midday for ~60 minutes 
  • Costs/Refunds/Cancellations: Please see our website for this information at: https://education.aspe.org/mor...
  • Questions? Email education@aspe.org or call at 224-217-9016

Families Creation Classes

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Fundamentals Three-Day Workshop

This Autodesk Revit Fundamentals for Plumbing and Piping Systems workshop has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of Plumbing and Piping systems from engineering design through construction documentation to take full advantage of Building Information Modeling. Read more and register here. This three-day virtual workshops runs from August 4 - 6 from 8 am - 4 pm EDT daily.

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2020 Intermediate Revit MEP Workshops

Update July 14, 2020: All workshops but one are now sold out. Details will be sent soon with future dates if possible.

Due to travel and group restrictions from COVID-19 the 2020 Revit workshops are now being held remotely on the dates listed below. Attendees are provided with 7 hours of Revit trainings from the comfort of your home. The workshops will begin at 8 am and conclude around 4 pm (time zones based on the schedule below). Students will be sent a link to sign in to a computer which has the Revit software installed and ready for use. 

  1. May 8: 8 am - 4 pm EDT - SOLD OUT
  2. May 15: 8 am - 4 pm CDT - SOLD OUT
  3. June 19: 8 am - 4 pm PDT - SOLD OUT
  4. June 26: 8 am - 4 pm EDT - SOLD OUT
  5. July 10: 8 am - 4 pm EDT - SOLD OUT
  6. July 17: 8 am - 4 pm CDT - SOLD OUT
  7. July 31: 8 am - 4 pm PDT - SOLD OUT

Contact education@aspe.org with any questions. If you need to register for an account as a nonmember or new member visit https://www.aspe.org/requestaccount/ to begin. 

This full-day virtual training* is designed for mechanical / plumbing designers to help you get your Revit 2020 projects to the next level. If you want to know how to get the project started and understand how to maximize your workflow, this is the class for you. We will discuss how to get started properly to optimize your project workflow. 

The fees for these workshops are:

- Members: $250
- Nonmembers: $475

Revised May 7, 2020:

Training Prerequisites 

Basic knowledge of and experience using Revit MEP software to complete the following tasks:

  • Create a NEW project from an EXISTING Template
  • Ability to place plumbing fixtures and equipment in a Revit model
  • Have created and modeled a basic Pipe System in Revit MEP
  • Experience populating data in a schedule view

Project Overview and Setup

  • Working with Revit Links

    • Setting up Levels
    • Copy/Monitor Grids and Levels
    • Controlling Visibility Graphics of Linked Models
  • Create Details 
  • Insert Views from File
  • Creating Filters

    • Piping and Equipment related
  • Defining custom Pipe Systems
  • Setting up custom Pipe Types


  • Create custom fixture/pipe tag
  • Enhance 2D Family appearance
  • Setup a custom Plumbing Fixture Schedule
  • Sloped piping review/best practices
  • Creating plumbing isometrics

IMAGINiT instructors provide instruction for this one-day training where they use their experience to help clients design, implement, and customize effective building information modeling (BIM) solutions to meet their business objectives. All IMAGINiT instructors are thoroughly vetted and trained on Revit software and provide support to IMAGINiT customers throughout the world.

Miscellaneous and FAQs 

*ASPE will notify you if the class will be held or not. There is a minimum amount of students required for the classes to be held. Check the specific workshop product page for the date for which the decision will be made to host the class or not. Reserve your spot for the workshop if you wish to secure your seat. 0.65 CEUs are awarded for each class.
• Classes are limited to 8 students per class.
• Class will not be recorded for future viewing.
• There will be a break midday for ~30-45 minutes, as well as sporadic breaks throughout the day.
• Registration is not available for partial class participation.
• Only the person registered for the class is permitted to participate.
• Questions? Email education@aspe.org or call 224-217-9016.


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