Lecture    AB2100
All in the Family: Creating Parametric Components in Autodesk® Revit®
Matthew Dillon
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The key to mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, or Autodesk® Revit® Structure software is the ability to create intelligent, parametric families for your content libraries. It's not as easy as simply building a 3D model. This class will show you how to use the modeling tools in the Revit Family Editor, as well as the process of creating intelligent parameters to properly control family dimensions, behavior, and visibility. Additionally, you will learn how to make sure that your families "play nice" with other elements in your model.

Key Learnings

  • Use the modeling tools found in the Family Editor
  • Work with nested families
  • Determine the correct family template on which to base custom content
  • Use parameters and constraints to control geometry


 Matthew Dillon
Matthew Dillon
Having been a registered architect with over 20 years of experience in Autodesk® architectural applications, Matt has worked with AutoCAD® Architecture since its initial release and Revit® Architecture since its purchase by Autodesk. Matt is an Autodesk Certified Instructor at an Autodesk Authorized Training Center. In addition to assisting customers in implementing Autodesk Revit platform products, he has also consulted with Autodesk development staff in product design and usability for AutoCAD Architecture. He co-authored Architectural Desktop 2007—An Advanced Implementation Guide (Second Edition). In 2010, Matt was one of the recipients of Autodesk's "Distinguished Speaker Award" and has consistently been a highly-rated instructor at Autodesk University since he began presenting in 2000.

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