Revit families download

What are Revit families?

Revit is Building Information Modelling (BIM), therefore each Revit building model is built from different parts, just like a real building would be. Real buildings are constructed from foundation upwards and would typically have walls various thicknesses and lengths, doors & windows various heights, color, type and so on. The same principle is used in Revit, which makes it an incredible and powerful tool to use.

But what are Revit families? – Revit families are amazing libraries of fully functional (BIM) templates & 3D models of various objects ( doors, windows, stairs and so on ), that can be downloaded from external sources, for example from our website. Revit families are crucial part of Revit, as each 3D building model is made from hundreds or thousands of different Revit families.

Door families

window families

furniture familiesMEP Families
Stairs familiesRailing and fence familiesPlant familiesCar families

Below you can find some definitions of Revit families:

Model – Family Categories – Families – Types – Instance

The model – is the entire building in Revit as a whole.
Family categories – types of elements that a building can is made from: columns, floors, walls, doors, windows etc.
Families – different types of columns: for example, rectangular column, round column, rolled I-beam column.
Types in the family – the same looking rectangular column can be various sizes: 400×400, 500×500, etc.
Instance – there can be several 400×400 columns in one building. Each individual column is called a Instance.

Kinds of families in the Revit.

Kinds of families in the Revit

How to load Revit families?

  1. Insert tab > Load from Library – Load Family
  2. Double-click the category of the family.
  3. Select the family that you want to load, and click Open.

Where are Revit family templates located?

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT xxxx\Family Templates\English_I\

Revit families creation

Families creation is a large and complex topic. Only when you know all the basic functions can you start creating families. Autodesk has made a detailed guide. You can download this manual from the link:  Revit Family Creation: A Step-by-Step Introduction

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Categories of families with descriptions and pictures you can see below

Revit families from our visitors

Revit families from our visitors

Not long after we started posting free Revit families, we began to receive a lot of comments thanking us for what we do. Among them were some comments from people who also want to share their Revit families libraries with others for free. For this reason we decided to make a separate post which we will regularly update.


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Revit window families set 2

Revit round, arched, triangular and angular windows families

Revit round, half winged, triangular, angular windows families

Our second set of Revit window families is aimed to help architects and designers in modelling buildings like churches and gotic buildings, as well as residential homes and commercial structures where round windows would be applicable. (more…)

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Revit sofas families download

Revit sofas families download

Families of sofas are needed by architects and designers. Most families have materials and textures. All families are easily loaded into Revit and are made in 2009 – 2016 versions of Revit. (more…)

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Revit stairs families

Revit stairs families download

Revit stair families is the leader of our vote. You can download the files with ladder families for free. Link at the bottom of the article. A few more types of stairs will be published later in the railings section.


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