Chapter 17. Creating Families

In Chapter 6, "Introduction to Families," we discussed the broader role that families play in Revit. A single chapter cannot do this subject true justice. This entire book—even perhaps several books—could be consumed with the vagaries of creating families, if you consider the full scope of the work you do. This chapter serves, as the book's title suggests, as your introduction to creating Revit families. It will delve into the concepts and features that you need to appreciate in order to modify existing families as well as create your own. This chapter will follow this path:

  • Preparing to create a family

  • Examining the tool chest

  • The bigger picture and advanced concepts

  • Dissecting some practical examples

Preparing to Create ...

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