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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Instructed by Agim Salija Design / Design Tools
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn best practices for content creation
  • You will be able to create parametric Revit families

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced Revit users

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Create a parametric table from scratch

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


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


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.


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.


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.

4 questions

Quiz your knowledge of Revit family basics

Section 2: Create a corner window

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


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


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

2 questions

Quiz your understanding of the window family we just built.

Section 3: Creating a profile family
Making the profile family
Testing it out in a project
Profile family
2 questions
Section 4: Repeating detail components - Path Of Travel
What is a repeating detail component
Creating the detail
Making it work in a project
Repeating details
2 questions
Section 5: Create a custom curtain panel family
Setting up the test project
Selecting the template and family setup
Creating and testing the panel

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Instructor Biography

Agim Salija, 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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