Chapter 15Designing with the Family Editor

In previous chapters, we discussed the modeling techniques for system families such as walls, roofs, floors, and ceilings. Although system families are essentially rule-based assemblies applied to sketch-based forms, component families are more self-contained and diverse. Another way to explain the difference is that system families are the objects you usually quantify in terms of linear units, surface area, or volume, whereas component families are most often counted objects. Such families include doors, windows, furniture, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, specialty equipment, and so on.

In Autodesk® Revit® software, the Family Editor is where you will create these component families. If you are ...

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