One-day, hands-on course covering the fundamentals of creating and testing parametric content within Revit Architecture.

Families are an integral component of a Revit project. Gain the skills you need to develop intelligent parametric Revit content in support of efficient Building Information Modeling. Learn introductory methods for assigning and testing graphical elements and parametric data within a family. In addition, learn the processes for creating a parametric family, and controlling both 2D and 3D elements within a family.


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Revit Architecture Families
  • A thorough understanding of all concepts taught in Ideate’s Revit Architecture Fundamentals course
  • Architectural design, drafting, or engineering industry experience
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system ​

Target Audience:

  • Experienced Revit Architecture users tasked with creating and managing Revit families

Note: This course is specific for creating families within Revit Architecture.

Objective: This class will increase the efficiency of designers, drafters, and architects, by providing them with the skills and confidence to create stable families, modify them to enhance graphic quality, and streamline content development with nesting and shared families. To ensure confidence in your new skills, we extend your classroom training with 90 days of free follow-up support on all class material. 

Scheduling: This training course will be conducted from 9am-5pm on the scheduled class day.

Location: This class is scheduled on rotation across several of Ideate's training centers but is not regularly scheduled in all office locations. Please contact for further details on class rotation and scheduling.


Detailed Course Outline

Day 1

The Basics of Revit Families

  • Family Templates and Categories
  • Family Editor Interface
  • Reference Planes
  • Basic Parameters and Parametrics
  • Solid and Void Forms
  • Shared Parameters
  • Reference Lines
  • Symbolic Lines


Working with Revit Architecture Families

  • Creating In-place Families
  • Creating Profile Families
  • Creating Line-based Families
  • Creating Nested Families
  • Working with Subcategories
  • Working with Element Visibility
  • Guidelines for Family Organization 

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