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CHAPTER 6Adding Families
Revit includes quite a
few family categories. Becoming familiar with the various categories will helpyou develop the right lexicon of terms and understanding. There are families in the projectenvironment (system families) like Walls, Floors, and Roofs—basically anything that is defined and created directly in the project. But there are other families created outside the project in the FamilyEditor. These are referred to as
. In this chapter, we'll be dealing only withcomponent families.In this chapter, you learn the following skills:•
Understanding different family types
Understanding Different Family Types
There are various family types and many behave somewhat similarly. In some cases youcan change the family definition from one category to another. But in other cases, the behavior isunique to a family, and families can't be changed to another category.There are only two important things to remember. First, schedules are based on family categories. Sowhen you create a schedule, you'll be scheduling inside a single category as shown inFigure 6.1.
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