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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 5

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Monday, 13 June 2011 20:05

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Welcome to the fifth part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the previous parts in this series, you may wish to start here.

In this article we are going to concentrate on creating a door handle. In doing so, we are going to talk about the concept of “nested components”. We will talk about what they are, how you create them and what the advantages are in using them.

So let’s just dive in to the whole topic of “Nested Components”. The term “Nested Component” is simply used to describe

one Family that is loaded in to another Family. For example, we are about to create a new “door handle” component, that we will then load into our Door family.

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Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 4

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Friday, 10 June 2011 14:41

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Welcome to the fourth part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the previous parts in this series, you may wish to start here.

 

 

In the last few articles we looked at which family template to use, set up reference planes and dimensions in order to control our door and also formed a basic frame and architraves.

 

In this article we are going to create a door leaf and also introduce the concept of Symbolic Lines. We will also take a look at how you control the visibility of your 3D geometry- so that it displays correctly when you use it in a Project Environment.

 

So let’s crack on and create our door leaf. Just like the door frame, we are going to use a parameter to control the thickness of the door leaf. Let’s go back in to the “Family Types” control panel and choose “Add” in the parameters section…..

 

Read more: Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 4

   

Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 3

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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:49

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Welcome to the third part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the previous parts in this series, you may wish to start here.

 

 

In this article we are going to create the door frame and architrave for our door family. We will add some more Reference Planes to control the solid geometry that we are going to create. And we will also add some Parameters to control one of the dimensions of our door frame.

 

So where did we leave off in the previous article? Well, we just go as far as taking a look at the stock Metric Door template and deleting the included architraves. Here’s what we have at this stage….

Read more: Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 3

   

Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 2

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Monday, 31 January 2011 16:06

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Welcome to the second part in this series of articles in which we explain how to create your own Door Family using the Family Editor, in Revit Architecture. If you have missed the first part in this series, you may wish to start here.

 

 

In this article we will take a look at Family Templates and in particular, the Metric Door Template. We will briefly discuss Instance and Type Parameters and examine how they control the geometry of your custom door family.

 

Let’s get started by loading up the Metric Door Template: Depending on where you are in the world, you may be using a different Revit Library format- ie Imperial, etc. The units may differ, but all the principles and concepts we will be discussing will be the same. From Revit’s “Recent Files” screen, I am going to open the “Metric Door” template…..

 

 

Because we are opening a Family Template, Revit automatically starts in “Family Editor” mode. I am assuming (for the purpose of this particular series of articles) that you have a basic familiarity of the Family Editor. If not, please read this article first.

Read more: Doors: Creating your own Door Family: Part 2

   

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