Chapter 17

Solid Modeling

It may seem like being able to create solid models efficiently and effectively would be more appropriate for disciplines such as architecture and structural engineering. However, with these skills, you can create the types of components needed to convey your design accurately. MEP families such as pumps, condensers, valves, and even lighting fixtures can have very complex shapes or structure, and knowing how to create these objects with a minimum amount of effort is key to being productive while remaining accurate with your design.

Although MEP components are often complex, it is important to keep your families as simple as possible, while still making them recognizable and useful. This does not mean that all of your ...

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