Years ago I began exploring the possibilities of creating the classical orders of architecture in Revit software. Parametric families are the cornerstones of Revit software, and this project presented an ideal way to push Family Editor to its limits. Challenges were many, but there were plenty of successes as well. This session is part case study (of the journey I took from the original idea all the way to the publication of a book) and part tutorial (to show the 'nuts and bolts' of how we built the software families), all demonstrated directly in Revit software. In this session I'll talk about scaling, content reuse, profiles, moldings, formulas, nested components, and complex forms in both the traditional and adaptive component Family Editors. I'll show the final successful versions and a few not-so-successful earlier versions as well. If you're interested in historic architecture and/or classical form, or you just like pushing Family Editor to extremes, then this session is sure to please.
- Learn how to use Revit software to emulate historic architecture
- Understand how to create traditional forms in the family editor
- Learn how to componentize your families: reuse the parts and pieces
- Learn how to use formulas and other advanced techniques to build complex families
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series and his "deep dive" into the Revit family editor: Renaissance Revit. He is also the author of dozens of Revit video training titles on LinkedIn Learning (powered by lynda.com content) Paul’s training covers all aspects of Revit from beginning to advanced. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit content creation, implementation, training and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans nearly 30 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University, BILT and Midwest University (MU) for many years; and he recently gave the keynote address to the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) annual conference. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their three children currently attend universities around the country.