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Revit Family Fundamentals

April 15 @ 11:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT EDT

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am UTC on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021


Whether you’re a Revit veteran, or just breaking into the Revit world, Families are a vital component of any workflow. The Family’s ability to pre-define groups of objects with adjustable parameters is the very heart of Revit. Generating a complete library of Families to address the work that your company focuses on, instead of using generic examples that Autodesk includes with Revit, is the key to efficiency and increased profitability on your design projects. Understanding how to modify and build your own Families from scratch is a required skill for anyone working in the design world. Whether you’re looking to update your firm’s capabilities, or just looking to increase your personal Revit skills, ZenTek Consultants is here to help.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk Revit 2021. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version. Students should have a solid understanding of Revit or have taken the Revit for Beginners or Revit Exploring the Essentials course. 

Cost is per person. Must attend all four sessions.

Course Curriculum

Session 1: Family Basics and Ground Rules (April 8)

  • Revit Family Basic Concepts
  • Reference Planes vs. Reference Lines
  • Workflow and Organization
  • Parameters vs. Shared Parameters
  • Practical Exercise – Parametric Box with Extrude

Session 2: Modeling for Families (April 15)

  • Creating Solids and Voids
  • Working with Angles and Visibility Parameters
  • Practical Exercises – CAD Files & Details

Session 3: Nested Families and Basic Formulas (April 22)

  • Understanding Nested Families
  • Working with Formulas
  • Practical Exercises – Formula and Nested Families

Session 4: Advanced Features (April 29)

  • Working with Advanced Formulas
  • Creating MEP Connectors and Parameters
  • Understanding Lookup Tables
  • Family Quality Control and Organization


April 15
11:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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