Top 8 Best Practices For Creating Revit Families

Creating custom Revit families are one of the most important tasks in a firm that uses Revit extensively. Whether you are in charge of creating them in-house, or whether you are publishing them online changing the Revit landscape – you will quickly see that there are some tricks to this matter. And for that, today, we will talk about top 8 best practices for creating Revit families.

Best practices to create Revit Families:

1. Keep it simple

Staying minimal is the key to your speed of creating Revit families. Whether you want to detail the level for elevations or represent a plan – this is a very handy way, because in these kinds of matters unnecessary complications can boomerang, impacting your performance in a bad way. Utilizing symbolic lines and masking regions will help keep your map simple and minimal. Combine this with visibility settings to create Revit families that look simple and minimal but are incredibly powerful.

2. Know where to stop

Over-modeling is often what kills a 3D model – not a healthy practice at all. You can minimize that using limits while creating assemblies and parts. This will help you to avoid overloading the model with all kinds of unnecessary junk. It is key to your best interests that you consider only the assemblies that you need and discard all else. This practice compliments the above “keep it simple” rule beautifully.

3. Try not to use complicated families

While creating customized families, it is vital to understand how complex families work. They are very useful indeed. However, every good thing has a dark side and, in this case, it is performance impact and unnecessary complications. Overuse of the following types of families can easily kill your model:

1. Nested
2. Detailed
3. Parameterized

Overuse of the above types of families in your model or family will complicate the product as you keep adding them; and at one point you may have to discard the whole thing out of sheer frustration It would be better to remain very frugal while using these types of families.

Published By
Arka Roy

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