Setting Up Mechanical (7:59 min)

This one is easy. Setting up a brand new model that hasn’t been worked on! The idea here is to start a new model using a template, bring in the architectural model and acquire the coordinates from that model. Easy as that!
 
Follow these steps to start a new mechanical model and put it on shared coordinates.
  1. Open Revit.
  2. Under Models click the New… button.
  3. For Template file, select Mechanical Template. See the Figure below.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Go to the Insert tab.
  6. Click Link Revit.
  7. Browse to the architectural model and link it at Positioning: Origin to Origin.
  8. Go to a 3D view.
  9. Go to the Manage tab.
  10. Click Coordinates, Acquire Coordinates as shown below.
  11. Select the link.

It’s really that easy! You now have a mechanical model on shared coordinates.