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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Tessa Reist Hathorn, Tobias Hathorn, Ryan Duell

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Chapter 5Adding Families

What is a family in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture? In the simplest terms, a family is a repeatable piece of geometry you can use throughout your project. In this chapter you will review and work with various exercises to develop a better understanding of the different types of families.

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
  • Save out and reload component families
  • Work with hosted families
  • Work with face-based families
  • Work with shared nested families
  • Create an in-place family
  • Find and load family content into your project

Understanding the Model Hierarchy

In Chapter 2 (“Walls and Curtain Walls”), Chapter 3 (“Floors, ...

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