Chapter 5Adding 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’ll learn to:

  • View and modify the family category
  • Work with and load system families
  • Work with and load component families
  • Work with hosted families
  • Work with face-based families
  • Create an in-place family
  • Find and load family content into your project

Understanding the Model Hierarchy

In Chapters 2 (“Walls and Curtain Walls”), 3 (“Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings”), ...

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