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Revit Families

Course Description

A Revit Family can be best described as an organized collection of both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) data that effectively embodies a specific building or documentation component within the scope of a particular project. This set of information defines and articulates a wide range of aspects that are integral to the design process. These aspects include the parametric properties or the defining characteristics that can be varied, the graphical representation of the element, and the requirements for proper documentation. In essence, it provides a comprehensive model of a particular element that can be manipulated and altered based on the specific needs of the project.

Revit Families, with their diverse array of significant building elements, play an essential role in developing precise and accurate 3D models. They provide the necessary groundwork and structural components that form the basis of these models. Each of these elements contributes to the model's overall accuracy, facilitating a more authentic and reliable representation of the building or design in question.

The role of practical and correctly structured Revit Families cannot be overstated when it comes to the successful and timely execution of Building Information Modelling (BIM) projects. By providing a comprehensive and adjustable model of various building components, Revit Families streamline the design process and ensure that all elements are accounted for and accurately depicted. This plays a significant role in avoiding potential obstacles and setbacks, thereby contributing to the efficiency and timely completion of BIM projects.

In the realm of Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) projects, the contributions of Revit Family modeling are manifold. It offers four key benefits to the process of precise design in these projects, each of which plays a significant role in enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of the design process.

This particular workshop is structured into two distinct sections for better comprehension and effective learning. The first section is focused on theoretical knowledge, providing the necessary understanding and foundation of Revit Families and their role in design processes. The second section is dedicated to practical application, where the participants get a hands-on experience of using Revit Families in a real-world context, effectively translating theoretical knowledge into practical skills.




The training topics will run as VILT (virtual instructor led training) via Microsoft Teams


August 2024: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM (Beirut Time)


Exploring the Relationship between Reference Planes and Geometric Data: Understanding the Connection and Utilizing for Precise Design

Establishing Parametric Relationships between Graphical and Non-Graphical Information: Harnessing the Power of Parameters for Dynamic Design

Families within Families: Creating Nested Components and Enhancing Interchangeability

Annotation Families: Developing Customized Annotation Elements for Clear and Informative Documentation

Creating Plane-Based Family Components: Mastering the Creation of Components Oriented on Reference Planes

Creating Wall, Line, and Face-Based Family Components: Building Custom Components for Specific Design Needs

Creating Curtain Wall-Based Components and Managing Nested Components: Designing and Manipulating Advanced Components for Curtain Wall Systems

Creating Annotative Components and Title Blocks: Generating Customized Components for Clear and Consistent Communication and Documentation

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