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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.

* – Autodesk Revit – Autodesk company software.

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

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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.

In Revit, families are essential building components. Key types include:

  1. System families: Built-in elements (e.g., walls, floors, roofs) created within the project environment.
  2. Loadable families: User-created or pre-built elements (e.g., doors, windows, furniture) loaded into projects as needed, created/modified in Revit Family Editor.
  3. In-Place families: Custom, project-specific elements created within the project environment.
  4. Nested families: Families within families for complex components.
  5. Grouped families: Multiple elements combined into a reusable object.
  6. Face-based families: Loadable families placed on planar surfaces, adjusting orientation/location accordingly.
  7. Work Plane-based families: Loadable families requiring a defined work plane.
  8. Line-based families: Loadable families created by drawing a line.
  9. Adaptive families: Loadable families that adapt to different project conditions using adaptive points.

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 column families download

Revit column families download

The column is a basic architectural and structural element. A Revit column family is different from others by having a top and bottom binding to the levels of the model. When the level arrangements are changes (for example the height of the floor is changed) columns are automatically prolonged or shortened, and the specifications of volumes are recalculated accordingly. (more…)

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