Families are the components you use to build models in Revit Architecture, and it is possible to use the program to create your own custom families. While creating family content is complex, a basic understanding of families is essential to using the program. For more information on learning families in Revit Architecture 2015, watch this online video tutorial.
…The subject of creating Revit family content…could take an entire training series in itself.…However, a Revit Essentials class would not be…complete without at least some coverage of the topic.…So with this in mind we're going to use this chapter to…go through the process of building our own custom Revit model family.…There are a few key steps that you want…to keep in mind when you're building your own families.…So let's kind of walk through the process.…First, you want to plan, plan carefully.…You need to know what you want your family to do.…Don't just dive in without a plan.…Think about it.…Maybe take some notes.…
Do a little sketching, but know what you want your family to do, what behaviors…you want it to have and how you want it to, to, act in the project.…Number two, use a good template file.…There are several template files that ship with the product…and each one has certain behaviors that are built in.…Those behaviors get imparted to your family when you choose the template.…So make sure you choose carefully and get…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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