How to Insert a Face-Based Revit Family Into a Project | 3 Options

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Some of the Bradley Revit Family Components are created as Face-Based families, so they will "attach" to wall, floor or ceiling surfaces.

Bradley does NOT create wall, floor or ceiling hosted Revit families. They are either stand-alone (non-hosted) or face-based families.

HOME Tab: View\Insert Component Command

 

INSERT Tab: Load Revit Family Into Project

You have 3 Options when you Load/Insert a Bradley Face-Based Revit Family into a Revit Project.

  • Your first and most important consideration, make sure you are in a Plan View.

  • ALL 3 options will display in the Revit Ribbon when you are in a PLAN View and inserting/placing the component.

Select the Revit COMPONENT command and IF the component is a Face-Based Family;

  • these are the 3 OPTIONS that will display in the Revit Ribbon, in the upper right corner of the screen:
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Revit Pedestal Bench Family Features Nested Array-Family Catalog

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM

A Revit Nested Array gives the Bradley Pedestal Bench Revit family the flexibility to display 3 different pedestal placement configurations as the bench is sized to 6 different lengths.

A Revit Family Catalog (*.txt) creates the Revit pedestal bench that has 4 bench widths of, 9-1/2", 12", 18" and 24". The best news, the file size of the Bradley Pedestal Bench Revit family "weighs in" at 350K.

Visit the Bradley Lenox Pedestal Bench Product Page.


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Autodesk Seek Manufacturer Library - Bradley Revit

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 13, 2016 4:25:00 AM

Portions of the Bradley Revit Family Library, which exceeds 1,000 Revit families is available to download from Autodesk Seek - Bradley Corporation.

The Autodesk Seek - Building Product Manufacturer Revit Library can be accessed directly from within your Revit software; while you are working on a Revit project.

The most current Bradley Revit Family Library, Bradley Revit Family Material Catalogs and Bradley Bradley 3-Part Product Specifications are always available for download from the Bradley Corporation website.

Online Technical Support for Bradley Revit models is available through the BradleyBIM.com Blog.

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Revit Family File Size | How Big is TOO BIG?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 16, 2016 5:57:00 AM

In Autodesk Revit, "the component" that you insert into a project; (like a window, door, chair, a grab bar or plumbing fixture), is defined as a Revit Family.

An AutoCAD user, may define a family as a Revit BLOCK.

Under best practices; the project's BIM Manager reviews and if necessary tries to minimize the file size of each Revit family; PRIOR to loading them into a Revit project.

Bradley understands the importance of small Revit family files sizes and the value of this Revit-BIM Manager task.

The Bradley BIM Team invests engineering time to shrink and test Bradley Revit family file size performance in real Revit projects.

Bradley Revit family tests are conducted usinng workset & non-workset based Revit projects.

Here is a short list of "Bradley Revit-BIM Family Quality Standards | Top 10 FAQs" that we use to minimize Revit family file size.

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Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Visibility Settings

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 13, 2016 7:41:00 AM

Which of these processes has the biggest impact on the performance of a Revit Project?

1. Revit Family File Size? OR...

2. Revit Family Visibility Settings?

While both are significant, our tests have found setting the correct Revit Family Visibility Settings for the project's Revit families has a larger impact on the Revit Project performance.

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Download Complete Bradley Revit Family Library - Download All Options

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 8, 2016 6:26:00 AM

Bradley features a "Select All" and "Download All" for the complete 1000 Revit Family Models in the Bradley Revit Family Library.

Select All & Download the complete Bradley Product Line -Revit Models

Revit users can conveniently download complete sections of the Bradley Revit Library.

In the right margin, users may select & download the entire library of Division 10 or Division 22 Bradley Revit Family models.

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14 Revit Families | Bradley Powder-Coated Steel Toilet Partitions

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 21, 2014 6:12:25 AM

Bradley (Mills) Powder-Coated Steel Toilet Partition Revit Models replaced the Bradley (Mills) Baked-Enamel toilet partition Revit models in August 2014.

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Autodesk 2012 Showreel Video | 3 Million Bradley Revit Family Downloads in 2012

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 19, 2012 7:54:06 AM

Wishing All ~ Happy and Restful Holidays from Bradley Corporation

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Download Free ZIPReader - PKUNZIP Software from PKWARE

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 8, 2012 7:39:44 AM

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Bradley BIM Initiative | 4 Years Serving Architects-Engineers-Contractors-Facility Owners

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 3, 2012 4:58:43 AM

June 30, 2013 marked 2 major milestones created by the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000+ Revit Families);

  1. the Bradley Corporation Bradley BIM Initiative celebrated its 4-year milestone of serving a global community of architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners with the Bradley Revit Family Library.
  2. More than 2.5 million Bradley Revit family models were downloaded from the Bradley Revit Family Library from January 2013 - June 2013.

In June 2009, The Bradley BIM Initiative was launched to provide Revit family models of Bradley's plumbing fixtures and specialty equipment products.

The Bradley BIM Initiative has grown to address the needs and ongoing requirements of Revit BIM-based processes for design and construction organizations.

Here are several ground-breaking milestones achieved by the Bradley BIM Initiative over the last couple years.

January 2011: Bradley began soliciting review and feedback from several government-based entities that were driving BIM standards. This connected Bradley with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the evolving COBie and SPie Initiatives.

March 2011: BradleyBIM.com technical customer service blog was launched to;

  1. Provide Revit BIM Managers a transparent review of how the Bradley Revit Library components were created
  2. Inform and technically assist Revit users to leverage Bradley's lean and optimized Revit family library for their organization's project standards.

April 2011: Autodesk Seek started delivering Bradley Revit Models to Revit users from the Autodesk Seek website and through the Autodesk Seek toolbar within Revit software.

January 2012: The Bradley Revit Family Library exceeded 1000 Revit Family models

May 2012: Bradly kicks off a new partnership with e-SPECS to help designers auto-create their specifications as Revit family components are added to the Revit model.

Bradley is grateful for the ideas we've received from the Revit users; that have provided feedback on their experiences with our Revit Families. Their feedback is documented on our Bradley BIM FAQ page.

Please use the Bradley BIM Contact Us Page to send your comments, ideas and suggestions.

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