Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a line-based family, part of Revit: Families.
In this lesson, we're going to create a family that behaves as if you were …drawing a line. It's aptly called a line-based family. …Basically, when you draw a line, you pick the first point. …Then you pick the second point. The result is a line. …Pretty simple. How about if you do the same thing, but …only get a style and rail wainscot with an optional backer and a choice for …maximum spacing? The objective of this exercise is to …learn about what a line-based family is. We will create the necessary reference …planes and will be adding a top rail and a bottom rail.…
To get started, open Revit. As you can see from my example, we have …some wainscoting here. If I was to select this guy, grab this …grip, and bring it down the length of the wall. …You'll see that it draws it in. We can also come in here and specify a …different spacing if we want. Say for example, we only want one foot spacing. …Hit Apply, and it'll raise it through there and gives you close to one foot. …That's what a line based family is. With Revit open let's go to the families …
- Creating a basic profile family
- Creating a door family
- In-place massing
- Working with complex families
- Using yes/no parameters and if statements