Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing room-aware families, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] Last but not least in this modeling chapter of our Revit Architecture Professional Certification Prep course, we're going to look at editing room-aware families. Now it may be on the odd occasion that you create something like a room schedule or a door schedule and it doesn't show the room that the door or the room is applied to. Now what you need to do is you need to make the Revit family what they call room-aware. Now this is a bit weird and wonderful and you do need to go into the Family Editor to make this happen.
So what we've got, we've got a new project for you. RevitProject_RA_FAMILIES.rvt and you'll find that in your lynda.com Exercise Files to download and follow along with the video accordingly. Now I've zoomed in on the Level 0 floor plan here, so I can see the rooms, there's RM001, RM002, RM003. And you can see some doors there as well. Now what you want to do is you want to make sure that these elements are room-aware. Now all of these doors are the same type of door, so if I select this door here, you can see it's an external double flush door, 1810 by 2110 millimeters.
Now what we need to do is we need to edit that particular family. So what I'm going to do there is I'm going to right click on it and I'm going to go Edit Family and it takes me straight into the Family Editor. Now you can see the double door there with the ironmongery and so on. Go to the Views here and what you want to do is to go to the 3D Views and just look at the regular 3D View. Just double click on it like that and you can see the door there with its insert into a wall in the Family Editor. What we'll do, we'll go to our View Control bar, just set that to fine.
What I would do here is set this to Hidden Line, so you lose all the colors. Things are a little bit clearer then and you can see what I'm talking about. Now the door itself, the Room Calculation has not been ticked. If I tick that there and then Apply it, you'll see this funny little arrow appear. That's the from and to room-aware calculation arrow. And what you want to do here is just make sure that this goes between rooms. So can you see there? I can click and I can drag that up and I can move it. And can you see that I can move it around and I can move into that room there like that.
Can you see? So those little arrowheads there allow me to make that door room-aware. I'll just drag that back over like that so it's going in through the door into the room. And then once you've made those changes what you would do is you would save this particular family and then you'd jump into Load into Project like so. That's as simple as it is. So you go here, Save it, like so. Now I'm not going to save it because I don't want to overwrite this family. What I should have done is duplicated the family or maybe do a Save As to a different family name.
But I don't want to affect the existing doors using this family in my Revit Project. But all I would do is I would make those changes, Save, Load into the Project, and overwrite those doors that are now room-aware over the doors that are not room-aware in my Revit Architecture Project.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- What is Autodesk certification?
- Importing DWG and image files
- Creating and modifying fill regions
- Changing elements
- Working with family types and parameters
- Modeling different architectural elements
- Controlling visibility
- Creating duplicated views
- Organizing and sorting items in a schedule