Chapter 5

Adding Families

What is a family in the Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software? In the simplest terms, a family can be thought of as repeatable geometry for use in a project. You will now take a step back from the modeling exercises in the previous chapters to develop a better understanding of the basic building blocks that make up a Revit Architecture project.

In this chapter, you learn the following skills:

  • Understanding the model hierarchy
  • Working with system families
  • Working with component families

Understanding the Model Hierarchy

In Chapters 2 (“Walls and Curtain Walls”), 3 (“Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings”), and 4 (“Stairs, Ramps, and Railings”), you learned about some basic model elements such as walls, floors, and roofs. These ...

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