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Revit - Advanced Family Creation

Total Hours: 8

All of the elements that you add to your Revit projects – from the structural members, HVAC parts, roofs, windows, and doors that you use to assemble a building model, to the callouts, fixtures, tags, and detail components that you use to document it – are created with families.


This course was designed for people who may have some background in family creation, but are looking to expand their knowledge on particular family topics. The topics for this class will be chosen from the list below. The complete list is approximately 12-14 hours of training.

Topics to be selected for the following list:
  • System Families

  • In Place Families

  • Stand Alone Families

  • Simple Annotation Family

  • Room Tag Family

  • Basic Model Family

  • Constraints, Parameters, Reference Planes

  • Simple Geometry Adding Complexity to a Family

  • Family Types

  • Material Parameters

  • Editing Existing Materials

  • Creating Custom Materials

  • Create In-Place Families

  • 2D Furniture Families

  • 2D Detail families

  • Profiles

  • Reference Planes

  • Reference Planes Hierarchy

  • When to use Reference Lines

  • Visibility Parameters

  • Shared Families

  • Create and Use a Profile Family

  • Extrude & Blend

  • Revolve

  • Sweep

  • Swept Blend

  • Void Families

  • Ensure Overhead Plan Display

  • Visibility Settings

  • Symbolic Lines

  • Subcategories

  • Line weight and Styles

  • Adding a Flip Control

  • Shared Families

  • Formulas

  • Build a Parametric Array

  • Add Formulas to Parameters

  • IF Formulas

  • Electrical Connectors

  • Duct Connectors

  • Pipe Connectors

  • Conduit Connectors

  • Embedding Details in Families

  • Creating a Door Swing

  • Reference Lines

  • Angular Parameters

  • Nesting Door Families

  • Creating a Door Swing

  • Stairs

  • Stair Components

  • Arrays in Families

  • Title Block Creation

  • Custom Revision Schedules in Title Blocks

  • Key Plans with Visibility Switches

  • Nested Part Options


Dependent of discipline and topics

Training Manual:

Students should be comfortable with the fundamentals of Revit as taught in the Revit Fundamentals course. Knowledge of basic techniques is assumed, such as creating walls, roofs, and other objects, copying and moving objects, and creating and working with views, etc.

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