Introduction to Custom Revit Families

  • October 17, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Autodesk Waltham

Our next meeting will be the first of a 2 part session focusing on creating custom families in Revit. Part 1 will provide an Introduction to Families and focus on building loadable component families. We will take it from the top so if you are new to creating families you won't want to miss this session.  Part 2 will continue with loadable families but get into "deeper" topics such as formulas and nesting families.  Think of Part 1 as "introductory" and Part 2 as "Beyond the Basics"....dare I say "Advanced"?  Here's the the planned agenda for both meetings...

Part 1 - Intro to Families Oct. 17th

• Family Overview

• Classifications - System Vs. Component Vs. In-Place

• Families and Categories

• Families and Parameters

• Hosted Vs. Non-Hosted

• 2D Vs. 3D

• Editing a Family

• Basics of Building a component family

• Family Templates (Category and Hosting)

• Family Editor Environment

• 2D Vs. 3D

• Modeling Tools

• Importance of Reference Planes

• Dimensional Parameters

• Shared Parameter Vs. Family Parameter

• Instance Vs. Type

• Visibility Controls & Visibility Parameters

• Text Parameters

• Material Parameters

• Family Types Dialog

• Examples

Part 2 –Advanced Topics - November 13th

• Quick Part 1 Review

• Nesting (details or other components)

• Using Array’s

• Formulas

• Sub-Categories

• In-Place Families

• Examples

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  • Brien

    Here's the link I mentioned at the meetup that lists category behaviors:

    It was started by Luke Johnson, who writes the "What Revit Wants" blog. Hope it's helpful! Thanks for the great intro to families presentation. Looking forward to the second half.

    October 18, 2013

  • Yorke P.

    The Introduction to Custom Revit Families was good. It is difficult to present "live" but it was informative and there were some great questions. Many thanks to John Kinney and Eric for presenting. I am looking forward to next months Advanced Families meeting.

    October 18, 2013

  • E B

    For further study about the subject, see The Families Guide -- "A guide that contains conceptual explanations, hands-on tutorials, and reference information to help you understand how to work with Revit Architecture families."

    October 16, 2013

  • Troy M.

    Here is the link to join via webinar.

    October 15, 2013

    • Kristen P.

      Thank you so much! Looking forward to learning lots from this session!

      October 15, 2013

  • Allison W

    Would love to be there via webinar as I am in NYC. Please provide the goto meeting info! Thank you!!

    October 14, 2013

  • Kristen P.

    Same here... will be attending via webinar. Please let us know what the GoTo Meeting info will be! Thanks so much for setting these up! :)

    October 14, 2013

  • Rachel

    We plan on attending via the webinar. Can you please provide us with the go to meeting information? Thank you.

    October 10, 2013

  • Kristen P.

    Please please please set up the webinar for these two sessions. I know there are several interested parties here from NYC RUG that would LOVE to attend, myself included!

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Steven G.

    Is it the intent to have the webinar set up for these next two sessions as well?

    October 1, 2013

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