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Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 6:48:30 PM | the best guide for Revit families




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hello to everybody

it’s a pleasure for me send this message to you

I’m an Italian revit user,

Can you write me about the best  english and advanced guide  on revit’s families?

Thanks a lot

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Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 1:01:12 AM | the best guide for Revit families



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The best guide for families, to be honest, is experience.  How advanced are you looking for?  I'm assuming that means you are past the basic modeling aspects of making a family and want to get into parametrics and arrays and all that fun stuff.  If so, look at some of the family tutorials on RevitCity under the Tutorials Resource page.  Also, look up TomDormer's website ( and also MrSpot's website for some good tutorials on families.  There are also some good advanced parametric family tutorials available on Autodesk's website if someone has that link and would be kinds enough to post it here.  It's in some other posts in the revitCity forums if you look around for it.


This should get you started.  Best of luck!



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Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 2:31:46 AM | the best guide for Revit families



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I'm Echoling what Rkitect says.  I have bought 2 books and have learned more just by doing than in either of them.  Trial and error, as well as taking the time to learn LISP can assist in creating some top notch Objects.  I have been able to parameterize Egress calculations, Energystar Requirements, and Available options from specific manufacturers.  Without quality parmeters, it's nothing but a pretty picture.  Remember, BIM is Building INFORMATION Modelling, with an emphasis on Information.

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Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:18:09 PM | the best guide for Revit families




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You guys know that you are entitled to a free book from Autodesk for each revit seat you have ? You have the choice between the User Guide and the Tutorials. For RAC 2009 the UG is TWO volumes but it counts as one book. I highly recommend these books.

To order, have your subscription number ready and go to and be happy !

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