Participants should have experience in using the basic Revit tools and functionality.

Course Content

Course Content

Basic Concepts

1.1 Understanding family hierarchy
1.2 Using models vs. annotation
1.3 Exploring libraries and resources

Annotation Families

2.1 Kinds of annotation families
2.2 Creating an annotation family
2.3 Creating a tag family
2.4 Shared parameters for tags

Simple Model Families

3.1 The family creation process
3.2 Creating a new model family
3.3 Adding reference planes, constraints, and parameters
3.4 Adding geometry
3.5 Using instance parameters
3.6 Understanding work planes
3.7 Adding a revolve

Family Geometry

4.1 Understanding reference planes
4.2 Creating extrusions
4.3 Creating revolves
4.4 Creating blends
4.5 Creating sweeps
4.6 Creating swept blends
4.7 Using void forms

Beyond Geometry

5.1 Working with identity data
5.2 Adding family types
5.3 Creating type catalogs
5.4 Using material parameters
5.5 Sharing materials
5.6 Creating visibility parameters
5.7 Understanding subcategories

A Family in a Family

6.1 Understanding nested families
6.2 Building parametric arrays
6.3 Creating a family type parameter
6.4 Understanding shared families
6.5 Creating a profile family
6.6 Creating a parametric table edge
6.7 Modifying a profile

Controlling Visibility

7.1 Understanding symbolic lines
7.2 Editing element Visibility
7.3 Ensuring the display of overhead items in a plan

Building a Complex Parametric Model Family

8.1 Introducing complex families
8.2 Adding reference planes and importing nested families
8.3 Building arrays and applying rules
8.4 Adding formulas
8.5 Working with family type parameters and flip controls
8.6 Loading a model family

Creating a Parametric Key Plan

9.1 Tracing a view
9.2 Adding zones
9.3 Adding conditional formulas
9.4 Flexing the key plan

Controlling Rotation Work Planes and Shared Parameters

10.1 Understanding rotation in families
10.2 Building geometry on a reference line
10.3 Hosting a nested family on a reference line
10.4 Driving parameters for nested families
10.5 Shared parameters

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