Revit Template & Family Creation

The Revit BIM Management Template and Family Creation course introduces users to the concepts and methods used in BIM Templates and Family Creation in Revit.
Course Duration
2 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 4200
Including VAT

Course Overview


The course provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Template and family creation and introduces some key features that help to set up a more advanced workflow. Students learn how to modify families and to create them from scratch, and also to structure a template so that it is on a professional level.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Custom Templates
  • Schedules
  • Custom System Families
  • Component Family Concepts
  • Advanced Family Techniques
  • Additional Family Types
  • Architectural-Specific Families
  • MEP-Specific Families
  • Structural-Specific Families

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach Revit Modelers who want to learn more about creating Revit Templates and Families.


  • Computer Literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows proficiency
  • Experience with drafting and design principles
  • Revit Fundamentals (Architecture, Structural or MEP)

What's Included

Software Trial
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Creating Custom Templates

  • Preparing Project Templates
  • Managing Settings
  • Families in Templates
  • Using Resource Projects
  • Setting Default Template Files
  • Customizing Annotation Types
  • Creating Text Types
  • Creating Dimension Types
  • Loading Tags and Symbols
  • Specifying View Tags
  • Creating Title Blocks
  • Adding Labels
  • Adding Revision Schedules
  • Adding Sheets to Project Templates
  • Setting Up View Filters
  • Adding View Templates
Creating Schedules
  • Introduction to Schedules
  • Importing and Exporting Schedules
  • Creating Building Component Schedules
  • Fields Tab
  • Filter Tab
  • Sorting/Grouping Tab
  • Formatting Tab
  • Appearance Tab
  • Schedule Properties
  • Filtering Elements from Schedules
  • Modifying Schedule Appearance
  • Setting Up Parameter Values
  • Modifying Columns and Rows
  • Modifying Titles and Headers
  • Setting the Appearance
  • Adding Image Fields and Images
  • Additional Schedule Types
  • Creating Key Schedules
  • Creating Material Take-off Schedules
  • Advanced Schedule Options
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Embedded Schedules
  • Working with Project Parameters
  • Creating Fields from Formulas
  • Combining Parameters
  • Introduction to Revit Families
Custom System Families
  • Creating Wall, Roof, Floor, and Ceiling Types
  • Vertically Compound Walls
  • Stacked and Embedded Walls
  • Creating MEP System Families
Component Family Concepts
  • Creating Component Families
  • Preparing to Create Families
  • Saving Custom Family Files
  • Creating the Parametric Framework
  • Adding Dimensions and Labels
  • Flexing Geometry
  • Creating and Modifying Parameters
  • Creating Family Elements
  • Creating 3D Elements
  • Extrusions
  • Blends
  • Revolves
  • Sweeps
  • Swept Blends
  • Aligning and Locking
  • Creating Family Types
  • Working with Families in Projects
Advanced Family Techniques
  • Additional Tools for Families
  • Adding Controls
  • Setting Room Calculation Points
  • Adding Connectors
  • Adding Openings
  • Adding Components
  • Associating Family Parameters
  • Heat Pump
  • Practice Sc Modify the Structural Column
  • Visibility Display Settings
  • Adding Lines
  • Creating Masking Regions
  • Column
Additional Family Types
  • Creating 2D Families
  • Creating Detail Items
  • Creating Profiles
  • Creating Tags and Symbols
  • Creating Line-based Families
  • Family Category and Parameters
  • Creating In-Place Families
  • Working with Shared Parameters
  • Shared Parameters
Creating Architectural-Specific Families
  • Creating Custom Doors and Windows
  • Creating Angled Cornices and Coping s
  • Creating Fascia’s
  • Creating Custom Railing s
  • Creating Rail Profiles
  • Creating Baluster, Post, and Panel Families
  • Creating Railing Types
Creating MEP-Specific Families
Creating Structural-Specific Families
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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