Sliding Stacking Door – Line Based Component Family

Part two of our multi-part series, find part one can be found here. A Metric Generic Line Based component is used to array the door panel. A new shared parameter is created for the number of required panels. This, as well as all the other shared parameters applicable to the door panel family, are inserted […]

Sliding Stacking Door – Door Panel Family

In this multi-part series, we will demonstrate how to create a parametric sliding stacking door family in Revit. In this first installment, a Metric Generic Model family is used to create the door panel. Reference planes are used to represent the width, height and thicknesses of both the frame and the glass elements. They are […]

AutoCAD parametric overview

One of the major differences between AutoCAD and other programs is normally said to be that AutoCAD is Not parametric,   This is not exactly true… As some of you whom have used AutoCAD Dynamic blocks may have guessed, you can use constraints to control how a block deforms.   What a lot of people […]

Parametric Detail Items For 3D Model Families

Consider the case where a 3D model family (an HVAC baffler, for example) is required to show up on a plan view as a symbol. Specifically, it is required that the detail item include a filled region. When I first tried this, I discovered that the model family would not allow one to nest the […]

Sliding Stacking Door – Symbolic Lines

Part 4 of our multipart series Part 3  Part 2 Part 1 In this video blog, we look at how to create a symbolic representation for the swing on the sides of a Sliding Stacking Door. Whenever the door is seen in a plan view, these symbolic lines will be visible. Reference planes and reference […]

Sliding Stacking Door – Sliding Stacking Door Family

Part 3 of our multi-part series Part 1 Part 2 A door panel has been nested into a line-based component which is to be nested into a door family. Shared parameters that are common to the line-based and panel families are also brought into the door family. That way the parameters propagate from the door […]

Sliding Stacking Door – Line Based Component Family

Part two of our multi-part series, find part one can be found here. A Metric Generic Line Based component is used to array the door panel. A new shared parameter is created for the number of required panels. This, as well as all the other shared parameters applicable to the door panel family, are inserted […]

Sliding Stacking Door – Door Panel Family

In this multi-part series, we will demonstrate how to create a parametric sliding stacking door family in Revit. In this first installment, a Metric Generic Model family is used to create the door panel. Reference planes are used to represent the width, height and thicknesses of both the frame and the glass elements. They are […]