Friday, 24 July 2015

Revit: What are those tools which are important for developing parametric families and models?

In the worldwide Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, Revit technicians or BIM modelers use Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP for the development of parametric families and 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D parametric models.  When it comes to the advanced features and tools which are required for executing parametric BuildingInformation Modeling Services, there is hardly any software which can compete with Revit. 

Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP are specifically designed by American software manufacturer Autodesk for developing parametric building components and models. The concept of parametric families and 3D parametric models brought huge revolutions in design development as their modification and improvement is very easy. 

Let’s focus on the tools which are contained in Revit for a class development of parametric families and models.  Revit family editor is the most important Revit tool which is needed by technicians for the creation of parametric families.  With the support of this Revit tool, technicians and modelers can develop two different kinds of Revit families for different building disciplines such as architecture, structure and MEP. The two different kinds of families which are created in family editor tool of Revit are standard loadable families and in-place families.  Since loadable families and in-place families are required for all the building disciplines, that the reason Autodesk has included family editor in all the Revit disciplines. 

Now let’s focus on those Revit tools which are essentials for the development of parametric models for architecture, structure and MEP.  For developing parametric models, design and construction professionals first have to develop loadable families and in-place families.  All these families are later on uploaded in conceptual design environment of Revit so that conceptual design for different building disciplines can be created. 

For extensive detailing, the design created in conceptual design environment is then uploaded in project environment.  In this way detailed parametric models can be quickly developed in Revit.

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