Creating a spindle family


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Creating a spindle family

In this lesson we'll model a Baluster family. I like to call them Spindles. Revit doesn't provide too many Spindles. There could be literally thousands of different types that we could model. For this exercise we'll stick to a simple Spindle family. The objective of this lesson is to first, find the right Baluster family. Second, to create the Reference Planes and Parameters. And third, to model the 3D Revolve. To get started, open your Revit file called Landings and Railings and follow along.

The first thing we need to do is start a new family. So, click the Program button, the purple R in the upper left-hand corner, then go to New Family. The template we're looking for is simply Baluster. Click Open. This family was specially made to perform on stairs or on a flat railing. The top angle cut will respond to the slope of the stairs as well as the bottom angle cut. The Baluster height is adjustable as well.

To get started let's create some Reference Pla...

Creating a spindle family
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Creating a spindle family provides you with in-depth training on video2brain. Taught by Eric Wing as part of the Revit Stairs Workshop

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video2brain CAD
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