Professional | Structural Engineering | Skill-Builder
4 hours to complete
Learn why Revit families and parameters are important and how you can apply them to real-world structural projects.
Software used in this course:
Nearly every element in a Revit project is a family. Understanding how to create and use families is essential to any successful structural project. The parameters that define and modify elements give better control over families and allow you to work seamlessly in a BIM environment. Learn how to apply Revit families and parameters to your structural projects.
After completing this course, you’ll be able to:
Understand the key differences between family, shared, and global parameters, and how to use them effectively in projects.
Create and edit family parameters and shared parameters, add tags, and create schedules.
Use solid and void forms to create structural elements.
Create and work with profiles by adding parameters to control shape.
Create structural families, including retaining walls, concrete piles, pile caps, and precast beams.
Get the software
Work with families
Work with reference plane
Work with parameters
Create family types and load into a project
Practice exercise 1
About shared parameters
Create shared parameters
Work with categories
Create a tag family
Practice exercise 2
Create solids and voids
About solid and void forms
Create a column capital
Create a structural opening
Test the structural opening
Create a chamfer profile
Create a wall reveal
Build structural content
Retaining wall: Create a retaining wall
Retaining wall: Model a retaining wall
Concrete pile: Create a cast in place pile
Concrete pile: Nest detail components
Practice exercise 1
Pile cap: Control spacing and layout
Pile cap: Nest families and add symbolic lines
Profile family: Create a precast beam profile—Set up reference planes
Profile family: Create a precast beam profile—Add parameters and create lines