Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video The evolution of a family, part of Structural Families in Revit.
- Your going to find, 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 because I have 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 look at are reference planes.…Reference planes define your family.…Without reference planes, your family's…not going to be very parametric.…Reference planes, I think, are the skeleton…or the structure of your family.…
Next, we have dimensions.…After we have reference planes established,…we're going to add dimensions to the reference planes.…Dimensions keep objects in place and aligned.…As you can see here, we have a few simple dimensions…that are appended to reference planes.…You see we can equally space them…along a common center point.…Third, we have labels,…or what we would like to call parameters.…Parameters drive the flexibility of the family.…Without well placed parameters the user…
Following an overview of the basics, Eric provides specific instructions on modeling different types of families: foundation, framing, annotation, and truss families. He'll show how to perform 3D extrusions and build in flexibility with parameters, as well as create formulas, array parameters, and lookup tables.
- Understanding parameters and reference planes
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Adding framing
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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