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This live virtual course covers 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. This interactive course will teach students how to create stable families, modify them to enhance graphic quality, and streamline content development with nesting and shared families. 


*pricing per student

Dates & Registration

Revit Architecture Families (Online)
  • 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 and basic computer skills
  • In order to participate in this course, students must meet all Online Education Guidelines

​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 course will provide experienced users with the advanced skills needed to efficiently create and manage families in Revit Architecture. To ensure confidence in your new skills, we extend your training with 90 days of free follow-up support on all class material. 

Scheduling: This training course will be conducted over 2 (4 hour) virtual sessions. Sessions are generally scheduled over 2 consecutive days, from 9am-1pm (PST). Please note that class times are noted in Pacific Standard Time.

Location: Online
Course will be presented in a virtual classroom using Adobe Connect. Students must have access to the class version of the software and meet noted system requirements.


Detailed Course Outline

Session 1

  • Family Templates and Categories
  • Family Editor Interface
  • Reference Planes
  • Reference Lines
  • Creating Profile Families
  • Creating Line-based Families
  • Solid Voids and Forms
  • ​Basic Parameters and Parametric

Session 2

  • Symbolic Lines
  • Project Parameters
  • Shared Parameters
  • Creating In-Place Families
  • Creating Subcategories
  • Working with Element Visibility
  • Creating Nested Families
  • Guidelines for Family Organization 

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