Archive for the 'Families' Category

Cut plane and braces

Monday, January 4th, 2016

I had a problem with how the structural braces are drawn in plan view. The default in Revit is to show the complete brace which isn’t preferred for architectural drawings as it draws the brace through doors and windows. I found a solution hereĀ and I’m repeating the post on my blog so I have it […]

Families – constraints

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Constraining lies at the heart of parametric families. There are 5 tools that Revit has to let you constrain a family. Locked geometry and linework. Locked dimensions. Equal dimensions. Parametric dimensions (type and instance). Automatic sketch dimensions.

Families – Lines

Monday, September 19th, 2011

This post is a continuation from last weeks posts on families in particular some items the tutorials don’t cover. Lines If reference planes are the skeleton and labelled dimensions are the muscles of the family, reference lines are the joints in the skeleton. They define which way the parts of the skeleton can bend (rotate) […]

Families – Planes

Monday, September 12th, 2011

This is the first on a series of posts about Revit families so I’ll take a moment to describe where I’m coming from when I write these. I am going to take for granted that the reader knows how to create families and how to use them in Revit. The reason for this is that […]

Revit and Building Information Modeling