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Learn Revit Families by Example

Boost your productivity and Revit expertise by learning valuable skills in creating custom parametric Revit families.
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Created by Agim Salija
Last updated 4/2016
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Welcome to this course on Revit Families. We're going to jump right into creating families, so this course assumes you have some knowledge with working in Revit projects.

If you've been wanting to delve into family creation, but don't have the time or don't know where to start, then this course is for you. When learning new software, doing by example is a great approach. So these videos are structured so that you can follow along in small projects.

We will cover creating many types of fully parametric Revit families. From curtain panels, and furniture, to detail components and more.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced Revit users
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn best practices for content creation
You will be able to create parametric Revit families
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  • Autodesk Revit 2015 or later (student version is available on Autodesk's website for free)
  • Beginner knowledge of working in Revit projects is a plus, but not required
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:19:10
Create a parametric table from scratch
6 Lectures 23:57

Picking the right template is the first and most important step in family content creation.

Preview 00:45

Here's a brief overview of the family creation enviornment in comparison to the project enviornment you may be use to.

The family creator user interface

Types are something that can confuse those who haven't worked in Revit projects. Not to worry. As you start to build families in this course you will understand them, as we go over them again and again.

Adding types

I like to think of families as individual buildings. The scaffolding to these mini buildings are the reference planes, and we use them extensivly for family content building.

Setting up the scaffolding

3D modeling in Revit is rather simple. Here we go over how to make simple extrusions.


Test, retest, and test again. Try to imagine how your families will be used (or broken) by others.

Preview 03:07

Quiz your knowledge of Revit family basics

Revit family basics
4 questions
Create a corner window
3 Lectures 27:26

The first step is to create some boundaries for our corner window.

Family template and reference planes

You can make as many types as you like, but in order to test this out we're going to add just a couple.

Adding types and modeling

The all important testing of a family in it's context.

Preview 07:16

Quiz your understanding of the window family we just built.

Window family project
2 questions
Creating a profile family
2 Lectures 08:52
Making the profile family

Testing it out in a project

Profile family
2 questions
Repeating detail components - Path Of Travel
3 Lectures 07:08
Create a custom curtain panel family
3 Lectures 11:47
Setting up the test project

Selecting the template and family setup

About the Instructor
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Architectural Software Trainer

Agim has over 6 years working with CAD and BIM applications in a multitude of industries including: healthcare planning, architectural, MEP, structural, civil, industrial design, and industrial fabrication. He's also a sought after tutor and offers one-on-one consultation in the Sacramento area. In such roles, he's gained hands on experience training students and professionals looking to upgrade their software skills.

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