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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Creating a Family Component

Now that we've discussed some of the basic definitions and rules of the Family Editor, we'll talk about the hierarchy of creating a family component. As previously discussed, not all families are created in the Family Editor. Host families, for example, such as walls, floors, and ceilings, are created directly in the project environment. It's possible to create component families in the project environment, but it's important, in most cases, to avoid doing so.

Creating what Revit calls in-place families is often a dead-end process that robs you of hours of otherwise productive time for a number of reasons. First, an in-place family should be used only in cases where the object that you're making is not likely to be ...

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