What are Revit Families?

by Bryce Finnerty Bryce Finnerty

Revit families, are precision engineered, pre-made reusable objects that are compiled together with visual graphic presentations and parameters that can then be organized into the same group or class. These families are particularly useful for companies that are in need of manufacturer specific or custom content.

Through adopting the Revit platform, it permits companies to fulfill the needs of others. Revit families contain physical representations of another company’s products, and this also includes specific engineering and identity data that is frequently critical to the project.

As an example, a Revit door family affords a variable array of sizes which are referred to as Types. The Revit door family template provides a starting point to create a simplistic series of door families using a process known as nesting. Revit Family creates schedules, specifies products, and determines LEED ratings from within your specific model.

Revit Family also includes content in 2D and 3D Revit, 3ds Max and 3D DWG file formats. With Pinnacle CAD you get a high quality modeling service that ensures Revit components are built with functionality in mind.

Revit also utilizes parametrics that control objects via a series of input and formula fields. All products are evaluated with care prior to modelling.

Should components be over designed it can slow down your productivity. However, if they are under designed, the components will not provide you with the full functionality that is required. Finding that balance between functionality and practicality is critical.


Family Types

In Revit, there are two methods for which to create families.

System Families

System families are expressed by limited sets of types such as roofs, walls, stairs, ceilings railings, ramps, topography surfaces, and much more. Some predefined types can be utilized in the creation of families within the context of each individual project.

Families also have a variety of creation methods which are specific to family type. You are able to generate new types of system families through the duplication of existing types and then editing their parameters.

These system families are also used within numerous annotation categories such as elevations, sections, grids, levels, dimensions, and text.


Standard Families

Standard families are created outside of a project’s environment through the use of the family editor. These are then stored within an external library and they may be loaded into a project at any time.

Every standard family is part of a specific Revit category, and when it is primed into a project, it will adopt the graphic rules that have been predefined for the category. This means that graphic consistency is guaranteed throughout every project.


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