Chapter 15

Family Editor

If you're not designing or documenting a building, you're probably designing or placing the stuff that goes inside it: structural members, doors, furniture, lighting, equipment, and more. If you think about it, this effort is a significant part of the design process. If the surrounding walls, floor, and roof or ceiling contain the space, it might be said that the content describes the function and utility of a space. In other words, content provides context. In many respects, it gives the space meaning. The rhythm of placement, orientation, and elevation of content can turn a mundane space into an elegant and memorable one.

In Revit, the Family Editor is where you'll model all the content that isn't built as part of the ...

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