Creating and customizing families is likely one of the most desired advanced skills in Revit software, and learning the Family Editor can be challenging‚ not only due to the vast amount of knowledge there is to be learned, but also because much of the resources to learn the Family Editor are focused on architectural examples and processes. This lab will provide an introduction into the Family Editor from a structural perspective. While we can apply the fundamental ideas to any discipline, we will structurally focus the examples. This lab will build a different family than we did last time!
- Learn how to create a family in Revit
- Familiarize yourself with the Revit Family Editor
- Understand some of the ways to parameterize Revit products
- Discover the basics of the Family Editor from a structural perspective
Desiree Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry since the 1990's. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Colorado. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences. She was a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, is a member of the BILT North America Committee, and is a member of the Autodesk University Advisory Council. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.