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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 Essentials: AUTODESK OFFICIAL TRAINING GUIDE by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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CHAPTER 6

Adding Families

Revit includes quite a few family categories. Becoming familiar with the various categories will help you develop the right lexicon of terms and understanding. There are families in the project environment (system families) like Walls, Floors, and Roofs—basically anything that is defined and created directly in the project. But there are other families created outside the project in the Family Editor. These are referred to as component families. In this chapter, we'll be dealing only with component families.

In this chapter, you learn the following skills:

  • Understanding different family types
  • Loading families
  • Placing families

Understanding Different Family Types

There are various family types and many behave somewhat ...

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