BIM for Manufacturing Part 2: Revit Family Creation
The focus of this class is bringing Manufacturer’s product designs that are not created in the Revit format into the Revit format. While there are many reasons for doing this, the two main reasons are:
First: Basis of Design. While many manufacturers of building materials and equipment don’t use the Revit format for their native design, the architects, engineers, and construction contractors who use their products do use Revit. Having their product readily available in the Revit format, therefore, can help a manufacturer (and their products) be specified in the construction documents as a design standard.
Second: use your existing design/fabrication/assembly drawings. Many of the formats employed by manufacturers (AutoCAD, Inventor, and SolidWorks) can be imported directly into a Revit family. This means that existing drawings can be used to generate the Revit objects required by the building architects and engineers.
Identify and describe the different types of Revit Families (System, Component, and In-Place).
Differentiate between Instance Properties and Type Properties
Differentiate between Hosted and Non-Hosted Component Families
Examine and discuss the Family Editor User Interface
Describe the different form objects used to create Family Geometry, as well as how and when to use each type.
Create a Revit Family by importing existing Non-Revit format files (Inventor, SolidWorks, Autodesk Exchange, CAD)
Create a Revit Family utilizing Family Templates included with the Revit application.
Create new Family Types within Revit Families
Control visibility of family objects based on view
Create dimensional and non-dimensional parameters for use in Component families
Experience with Manufacturing/Design software (Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc.). Prior experience with Revit is not necessary for this course.
BIM for Manufacturing Part 2: Revit Family Creation Class Dates