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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How to Load a Revit Family With a Revit Catalog

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How do I load a Revit Family that has a Revit Catalog?

When a Revit family exceeds 7 family types in the family file (*.rfa); Bradley creates a Revit family catalog file to store the Revit family types. The base Revit family file uses the Revit family catalog file to create the family types (product variations) when it is loaded into the Revit project.

For example, in the article "Revit Pedestal Bench Family Features Nested Array-Family Catalog"; I mentioned that the Revit base file uses a Revit family catalog file to create the numerous variations of the Pedestal Bench.

When a Revit Bradley Pedestal Bench family (RFA) is downloaded, there is another important file that is downloaded with the family file (*.rfa).

This file, is the Pedestal Bench Revit family catalog file. It has the exact same file name as as the RFA file; however it is has a TXT extension.

  • Family: Locker_Room_Bench-Pedestal-Bradley_Corp-Lenox_Pedestal.RFA

  • Catalog: Locker_Room_Bench-Pedestal-Bradley_Corp-Lenox_Pedestal.TXT

  • The catalog file resides in the ZIP file that you download and "unzip" into a folder on your computer.

The Pedestal Bench family catalog file has all 24 of the product options (family types) for the base family file.

>> Results of Locker_Room_Bench-Pedestal-Bradley_Corp-Lenox_Pedestal.TXT <<

Recommended Practices / Guidelines for using Revit Family Files with their Family Catalog file.

1) The Revit family catalog file (*.txt) MUST be saved and remain in the same file folder as its corresponding RFA file.

 2) This type of "catalog-based" family MUST be loaded into the project using the project's "Load Family" command.

  • This will force a Revit dialogue box to pop up and display the product models (family types) that are listed in the family catalog file for the RFA file.

3) Please do NOT load the family into a Revit project from the Family Editor.

  • This will create an error "model was not imported correctly".

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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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Download Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition | July 2013

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 30, 2013 9:09:02 AM

The Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition is a 1-page newsletter (PDF) that Bradley Sales Teams and Bradley Field Representatives email to their design-construction community partners (architects, engineers, contractors, owners).

Each Design-Construct Edition contains a minimum of 3 articles that reference:

  1. Bradley Revit Library Updates (1,000 Families),
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  3. Revit tutorials,
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  5. Bradley BIM polls,
  6. New Bradley innovative plumbing & specialty equipment product Revit families
  7. Design-construction BIM industry trends and much more.

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Download McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report | Business Value of BIM - North America | 2012

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 7, 2012 5:16:13 AM

December 7 2012: Download the 70-page 2012 McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Report: The Business Value of BIM in North America. It provides a multi-year trend analysis and user ratings of BIM processes from 2007 to 2012. The report provides graphs, charts, interviews and the popular business case studies from real BIM-process projects.

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Download Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition | November 2012

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 14, 2012 3:47:28 AM

The Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition is a monthly, 1-page newsletter (PDF) that Bradley Sales Teams and Bradley Field Representatives email to their design-construction community partners (architects, engineers, contractors, owners).

Each edition contains a minimum of 3 articles that reference Bradley Revit Library Updates (1000 Families), Bradley Revit technical support articles, Revit tutorials, Bradley BIM polls, AIA-CES webinar events, innovative plumbing & specialty equipment products available as Bradley Revit families, design-construction BIM-based industry trends and much more.

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Download Bradley Manufacturing Facility Products | Revit Family BIM Model Guide

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 17, 2012 8:56:10 AM

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Download McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report | Prefabrication and Modularization | 2011

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Learn how the BIM process, construction prefabrication and modular design are delivering value by downloading the 2011 McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report (55-pages)

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Download Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition | August 2012

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 27, 2012 3:57:43 AM

The Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition is a monthly, 1-page newsletter (PDF) that Bradley Sales Teams and Bradley Field Representatives email to their design-construction community partners (architects, engineers, contractors, owners).

Each edition contains a minimum of 3 articles that reference Bradley Revit Library Updates (1000 Families), Bradley Revit technical support articles, Revit tutorials, Bradley BIM polls, AIA-CES webinar events, innovative plumbing & specialty equipment products available as Bradley Revit families, design-construction BIM-based industry trends and much more.

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Download Bradley Revit BIM Resource Links Reference Guide

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 25, 2012 5:44:41 AM

Download the single-page Bradley Revit Resource Links | Reference Guide to take full advantage of ALL the Bradley BIM online resources.

The Bradley Revit Family Link Guide helps architects, engineers, contractors, facility owners easily find the key online Bradley BIM resource links.

Visit the Bradley Product pages from which the Bradley Revit Family Library was built.

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