Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you overcome your nerves, you’ll find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, you will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this lab will teach you the basics of the editor in the most effective way possible—hands on. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)
- Learn how to create a simple, fully parametric model family
- Learn how to use reference planes, constraints, and parameters
- Learn how to nest components and set up a parametric array
- Learn how to apply materials and other accoutrements
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.