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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010 by David J. Harrington, Jamie D. Richardson, Thomas S. Weir

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Chapter 19. Advanced Structural Families

As you have been working through the chapters of this book, you have been learning how to use the basic libraries to obtain your model elements. You go to a library file and load in different types from a family for use in your project, such as a 3 × 6 from the lumber family. But as you gain experience and have to deal with the many objects that occur in a real-world scenario, you quickly find that the built-in libraries do not have everything you need. You'll get into more complex objects such as wood and steel trusses, tapered steel girders, and wood beam nailers, to name just a few. These objects will require more advanced modeling techniques.

This chapter looks at some of these objects that you will ...

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