Bradley Revit Family Secrets | Voids Affect File Size

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 30, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The efficient use of Revit VOIDS will minimize your Revit family file size. Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families) reduces both the number of voids and the size of the voids in our Revit families.

Its been my experience, that Extrusions (solids and voids) produce a smaller Revit family file sizes; when compared to using of Sweeps and Revolves.

I recommend incorporating the Revit Voids within the extrusion as "closed loops"; within the "extrusion's closed loop". This avoids the creation of individual VOIDS; that need to be Cut from the solid extrusion.

Consider using VOID Extrusions to efficiently sculpt your Revit family model.

Over-sized Extrusions increase the Revit family file size.

For example, if the void is penetrating 1/2" of material, use a void that is 5/8" to 3/4" deep. Excessively deep voids create larger Revit family file sizes.

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Bradley Revit Family Secrets - Compact File Reduces File Size

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Aug 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Revit (BIM) Managers typically use the Revit SAVEAS Command and its "Compact File" Option to reduce a Revit project file size.

Bradley uses this process, as one of the last procedures; that we apply to reduce the file size of our final Revit Family models.

It's pretty common, to build a Bradley Revit family product model; that may be 800K in file size. However, once we use this 'compact file' process; the file size may be reduced by over 50%.

Consider testing this procedure on your Revit family library models or Revit family content; that you download from other Revit libraries.

Remember to delete or purge unused content within your families (materials, nested families, subcategories, CAD files, line patterns); prior to using this "Compact File" procedure in the Revit SAVEAS command.

Related Revit File Size Articles

  1. Revit Family File Size | How Big is TOO BIG?

  2. Revit Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Family Visibility Settings

  3. Bradley Revit-BIM Family Quality Standards | Top 10 FAQs

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Efficient Revit Family Size | Bradley Lenox-Cubby Locker

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 3, 2016 5:44:00 AM

 Download and review the Bradley Lenox-Cubby Locker Revit family, the level of visual detail and the designer-user options.

One 2-tier Cubby Locker family with 9 width & depth sizes (12x12, 15x18, 18x12, etc) and 5 height variations produces 45 different product models.

  • Lockers include assigned rendering materials for both the cabinet & locker shelves.

  • Download complete Lenox Locker Revit Material Catalog (refer to link below)

  • Cabinet Options: Sloped Top Panel, Flat Top Panel, Left and/or Right Side Panels,

  • 3 Base Options: 3", 4" or None

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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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Bradley Revit Toilet Partition Family | Instruction Sheet-Revit Material Catalog Bonus

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 30, 2011 5:15:20 AM

Bradley Revit Toilet Partitions continue to be one of Bradley's Number 1 Revit family download from the Bradley Revit Family Library.

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