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Autodesk Revit Families

Download Autodesk Revit families

There are a number of useful resources for finding Autodesk Revit families to download and use in your project. These include BIM library websites or directly from the manufacturer websites. However, searching for Revit families can be a time-consuming process so here at Revit tutorials we have done the searching for you. We are constantly searching the internet for the latest Revit families and adding links here. This Revit library database is constantly being updated so be sure to come back to search for new Revit families whenever you have a requirement.

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Revit Families Explained

As a new user to Autodesk Revit, one of the core principles you will want to get familiar with first is what a Revit family is. Your Building Information Model will be made up thousands of Revit Families. Mastering the skill of creating and editing Revit families will help you save a lot of time in your design.

What are Autodesk Revit Families?

There are 3 types of Autodesk Revit families to first get familiar with:

  • Revit System Families (.RVT): These are the families that are specific to a Revit Project. Typically, this will includes systems such as wall, floors, ceilings, roofs, ducting etc.
    They are parametric, graphical, and their documentation requirements already exist. They cannot be created in, deleted from, loaded into, or saved out of the current project.
  • Loadable Revit Components (.RFA): These types of families are built within the editing mode of Autodesk Revit called the Revit Family Editor using templates. Typically, these types of families will used for components such as lighting, furniture, equipment etc.
    They can be parametric, graphical and the documentation can be defined from scratch. They can be created and loaded into a project as well as, deleted or saved from a
  • In-Place: These are the families that are user-defined families created to represent one-of-a-kind element unique to project. Typically, these types of families will be suited for things like floors, stairs & ramps. Like System families they cannot be loaded into or saved out of a project but, they can be created within the context of the project using familiar Family Editor tools.


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