Parametric families are very momentous and vital for Revit projects since Revit users can develop them exactly according to clients’ specifications and necessity. One of the most pivotal characteristic of parametric families is that their geometrical composition is governed by Revit users by allotting parameters to them which is often as per clients’ requirements. This clearly indicates that parametric families provide desirable outcomes when it comes to executing Revit modeling services.
Tips for Revit users while creating families in Revit Family Editor
- For developing a family in Revit Family Editor it takes quite a long time for users to accomplish the task. So for saving time and efforts it is always better to nest and share families.
- That means Revit users can easily nest families inside other families for the purpose of creating new families quickly which posses or acquires combined family geometry.
- For example, instead of developing a light fixture family along with a light bulb from the starting point or from scratch, Revit users can develop or generate a combination light family simply by inserting a light bulb in a fixture family.
- When families are shared by Revit users before they are nested it governs or determines the conduct of the nested geometry in those elements that are created with the family.
- In other words if a family is nested by Revit users which is not shared, elements that are developed by the nested family behave as individual or single unit with other elements.
- Revit users do not have the power to edit and schedule these elements individually.
- On the other hand if Revit users nest a family that is shared they can easily edit, select, and plan the components separately.
- Important things that must be known to every Revit user related to nesting restrictions is that no other families except annotation families can be loaded to other annotations.
- No other family can be loaded into details apart from detail families along with generic annotations.
- So it is always a better idea for Revit users to develop a family with nested components.
- So for developing or generating a family with nested components Revit users are required to share the families much before they are inserted or nested in a host family. It is not compulsory that a host family should be shared family.
In this way families can be created quickly in Revit Family Editor.