You're going to find—or you may already know—families can be really fickle. In this video, learn about the process of creating a family, from start to finish.
- [Instructor] You're going to find out soon enough … or you may already know families can be really fickle. … I believe there's a certain order … in which families should be created. … I believe this 'cause I've screwed up hundreds of families … until I got the formula down myself. … I'd like to just run through the process … of creating a family from start to finish. … The first thing I'd like to take a look at are going … to be reference planes. … I believe reference planes are the skeleton of your family. … Without them, your family's not going to be very parametric. … A well-created family … is going to have good, strong reference planes. … Next thing I'd like to take a look at … are going to be dimensions. … So we already have reference planes in. … Now we're going to add dimensions to them. … Dimensions keep objects in place, … and they keep them aligned. … As you can see here, … we'll have a two-foot square that's equally centered … upon our center line reference plans. … Next thing I want to look at are going …
- Creating parameters
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Modeling trenches
- Adding framing
- Creating joist bridging details
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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