Revit Architecture: Custom Family Creation


Recommended Course Length: 1 day
Class Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Cost: $495

8 AIA Learning Units

OverviewPrerequisitesCourse Outline

This class will introduce you to productivity gains with Custom Family Creation in Autodesk’s Revit Architecture. In this class, you will learn the essentials for creating and editing custom Revit families directly within the Revit software. This will allow you to easily create the content you need for your project when you can not find the content in established libraries or content based internet web sites.

Course Objective

This class is intended for students who have completed the Revit Architecture Level 1 training and are ready to explore the more advanced features in the software specifically focused on the Family Editor. Knowledge of basic techniques, such as creating walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, stairs, views, and sheets, as well as adding components is assumed. You should also be able to use Revit Architecture’s modification tools to efficiently copy and move objects and make changes to existing projects.

After completing this advanced workshop, you will understand and be able to explain:

  • How to plan the design of a family for maximum flexibility and use
  • The Family Editor inter-face and features
  • Setting up reference planes and lines
  • Setting up family parameters
  • Creating complex solids
  • New Feature: Review of Blended Sweep
  • How to add components into a family
  • How to create family types
  • Editing the visibility display settings for a family
  • How to create a custom door family
  • Creating a profile family

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for beginning to intermediate users of Autodesk Revit Architecture including architects, designers, architectural product manufacturers, facilities planners, drafters and others needing to create custom families generated with Revit Architecture.

Each Student Receives

  • A student guide for use in the classroom*
  • Telephone support on class topics for 30 days
  • Certificate of completion
  • AIA Learning Units for AIA members

* If desired, training materials may be purchased separately for use as a reference guide outside the classroom.  Cost varies by title, please contact for details.

It is recommended that the student has a working knowledge of the following:

  • A recent version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Completion of Autodesk Revit Level 1 or Revit Architecture class combined with approximately 120 hours working with Revit Architecture 2016 or above.
  • Drafting, design, or engineering experience.

Chapter 1 Creating Custom Templates

  • Preparing Project Templates
  • Customizing Annotation Styles
  • Creating Title Blocks
  • View Templates
  • Settings for Mechanical and Electrical Projects
  • Settings for Structural Projects

Chapter 2 Schedules

  • Creating Schedules
  • Graphical Column Schedules
  • Advanced Schedule Options
  • Creating Material Takeoff Schedules

Chapter 3 Custom Walls, Roofs, & Floors

  • Creating Wall, Roof, and Floor Types
  • Adding Sweeps to Walls, Roofs, and Floors
  • Vertically Compound Walls
  • Vertically Stacked Walls

Chapter 4 Family Concepts & Techniques

  • Introduction to Creating Families
  • Creating the Parametric Framework
  • Creating Family Elements
  • Additional Tools for Families
  • Creating Family Types
  • Visibility Display Settings
  • Overview of Family Creation

Chapter 5 Creating Specific Families

  • Creating In-Place Families
  • Creating Profiles
  • Creating Annotation Families
  • Working with Shared Parameters

Chapter 6 Creating Architectural Specific Families

  • Creating Custom Doors and Windows
  • Creating Angled Cornices and Copings
  • Creating Custom Railings
  • Families for Railings, Balusters, and Panels

Chapter 7 Creating MEP Specific Families

Chapter 8 Creating Structural Specific Families

*Course length and cost are based on a minimum of four attendees MasterGraphics reserves the right to cancel classes.

*Note: The course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.