Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new family from a template, part of Revit Architecture 2014 Essential Training.
Okay so let's get started creating our first piece of Revit family content.…It all starts with a choice of template. So that'll be the first thing we're…going to look at here in this movie. I don't have any files open on screen.…I'm just looking at the Revit recent files screen.…And we have two ways we can create our new family.…We can do it down here in the families area of the recent files screen.…Or you can use the big R, the application menu, highlight new, and choose Family, so…you either choose it there or you click this New link right here.…
Either one will get you to the same place. In both cases, you will be in the new…family select template file dialogue. And the easiest way to understand what…we've got here is to select the first item, and then use the arrow keys on your…keyboard to kind of quickly page through several of these items.…And you'll notice over on the preview there on the right, there's a lot of…difference between each one of these family templates.…So there's several things going on here. Let me tell you what some of the basic…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
- 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
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Is this course valid for all of the Revit architecture products? Are there any movies in this course that do not work in Revit LT?
A: This course is designed to work for anybody learning any of the Revit architecture products, including Autodesk Revit (available as part of the "Autodesk Building Design Suite"product), Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Autodesk Revit LT.
However, some individual movies in the course are not valid in Revit LT, due to the limited feature set of that application. Those movies are:
Chapter 3 - Accessing multi-user worksharing projects
Chapter 5 - Establishing shared coordinates
Chapter 6 - Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
Chapter 7 - Working with stairs
Revit Architecture: Advanced Modelingwith Paul F. Aubin7h 16m Intermediate
Revit Architecture: The Family Editorwith Paul F. Aubin6h 40m Intermediate
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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