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Learning Autodesk Revit Families

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359856-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359856-8

In this training course on Revit Families, expert author Simon Whitbread takes you on a journey to learn how to create and manage families within the Revit suite of products. Families are powerful objects that share a common set of properties and are used throughout Revit projects. This course requires no prior Revit Family experience, however familiarity with the Revit suite of products is recommended.
You will begin with a tour of the Family Editor interface, and discover where the various tools are, and how to access them. You will learn how to create new families and edit existing ones. Other topics include modelling, managing parameters, templates, and the difference between family types and catalogs. You will get hands-on with a few different family types, from furniture to columns, electrical sockets, and pipe fittings. Finally, this video tutorial covers annotation, detail components, and importing foreign data.
By the conclusion of this computer based training video on Revit Families, you will have a deeper understanding of the process involved in creating and managing families, as well as hands-on experience with actually building families. Extensive working files are included to allow you to follow along with author from lesson to lesson in this training course.

Total Time: 8 hours

Sample Content

Table of Contents

01. Introduction
    0101 Introduction To This Course
    0102 The Family Editor Interface
    0103 Family Editor Quick Tour
    0104 In Depth Interface - Create Tab
    0105 In Depth Interface - Insert Tab
    0106 In Depth Interface - Annotate Tab
    0107 In Depth Interface - View Tab
    0108 In Depth Interface - Manage Tab
    0109 In Depth Interface - Modify Tab
    0110 Keyboard Shortcuts
    0111 Using The Included Working Files
    0112 Working With Views
    0113 So, What Is A Revit Family?
    0114 File Concepts - Family Templates, Model Objects
    0115 Standards
    0116 File Naming
02. Basic Creation Tools
    0201 Opening A Revit Family
    0202 Family Planning
    0203 Reference Planes
    0204 Reference Lines
    0205 Dimensions And Parameters
    0206 Modelling Techniques - Solids
    0207 Modelling Techniques - Voids
    0208 Model Lines
    0209 Symbolic Lines
    0210 Nested Components
    0211 Model Text
    0212 Connectors
03. Family Planning
    0301 You Want What?
    0302 It Is All About Hosting
    0303 Parametrics
    0304 Controlling Visibility
    0305 Detail
    0306 Templates - Overview
    0307 Templates - Wall
    0308 Templates - Ceiling
    0309 Templates - Floor And Roof
    0310 Templates - Face Based
    0311 Templates - Un-Hosted
    0312 Templates - Line
    0313 How Do You Take Your References? Strong Or Weak
    0314 Family Category And Parameters!
    0315 Flexing Your Family
    0316 Family Types
    0317 Family Catalogs
    0318 Lookup Tables
04. Parameters
    0401 Parameters
    0402 Shared Parameters
    0403 Parameters: Type, Instance Or Reporting?
05. Formulas
    0501 Introduction
    0502 First Steps
    0503 Trying It Out
    0504 What Can Go Wrong
06. In Depth Modelling
    0601 Extrusion
    0602 Blend
    0603 Revolve
    0604 Sweep
    0605 Swept Blend
    0606 Voids
    0607 Voids As Hosts
    0608 Voids As Hosts - Adding Detail
    0609 Model Lines
    0610 Arrays
    0611 Linear Arrays
    0612 Troubleshooting
    0613 Flip Arrows
07. Architectural Furniture Family
    0701 Generic Chair - Reference Planes
    0702 Generic Chair - Modeling
    0703 Generic Chair - Completing The Modeling
    0704 Additional Parameters
    0705 What More Can We Do
08. Structural Column Family
    0801 Column Family
    0802 Adding Some Detail
09. Electrical Outlet Family
    0901 Socket Family
    0902 Planning The Model Objects
    0903 Creating Model Elements
    0904 Flexing
    0905 The Symbol Family
    0906 Nesting
    0907 Testing
    0908 Electrical Connections - Wires
    0909 Electrical Connections - Conduits
10. Electrical Lighting Family
    1001 Lighting Family
    1002 Planning
    1003 Modelling
    1004 IES Files
    1005 Types
    1006 Testing
11. Pipe Fitting Family
    1101 Pump Family
    1102 Planning
    1103 Parameters
    1104 Modeling
    1105 Connectors
    1106 Testing
    1107 Types
12. Family Oddities
    1201 Cuttable Families
    1202 Examples
    1203 Visibility Of Imported Data
13. Annotation Families
    1301 Tags
    1302 Testing
    1303 View Title - Part 1
    1304 View Title - Part 2
    1305 View Title - Part 3
    1306 View Title - Part 4
    1307 View Title - Part 5 - Testing
14. Detail Components
    1401 Detail Component
    1402 Repeating Details
15. Importing Foreign Data
    1501 Utilizing Legacy CAD Files In Your Families
    1502 3D Geometry - From 3D
    1503 3D Geometry - From 2D
    1504 Tidying The Mess
16. Conclusion
    1601 What Did We Learn
    1602 External Resources
    1603 Acknowledgements
    1604 About The Author


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