My First 5 Revit Family Manufacturer Content Websites

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Andersen Windows - Revit models were my first exposure to a Building Product Manufacturer (BPM) supporting the Revit - BIM process.

For several years I implemented clients' Autodesk ADT \ Autodesk Architectural Desktop -- with almost no BPM support. Basically, we had to create all of our BPM content for Desktop...which limited our implementations.

When I installed Revit 4.0 in 2002 and saw Andersen Windows Revit families, it grabbed my attention. A manufacturer supporting Revit!

The Andersen Window families shipped with Revit software and were included in the sample library.

Autodesk then moved the Andersen Revit families to what is currently the online Archived Revit Content Library. When Autodesk obtained the Manufacturers' Revit Library; they transitioned the site content into today's Autodesk Seek.


As Revit software evolved, Autodesk Seek was incorporated into the Revit software; as a convenient BPM Search Engine to Find and Download BPM Revit models.

Revit Implementations Value BPM Model Content

Integrating BPM Revit content into our clients' Revit implementations was an important cost saving process. We minimized our library modeling costs to setup our clients' standard Revit library and kick-start their first "Revit pilot project".

Looking back --Here are links to the 5 BPMs; that offered significant, pre-built Revit family content to kick-start my clients’ Revit implementations and library standards. 

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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 Blog.

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Download Complete Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Families) – Download All Options

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Download Bradley HS Undermount Basin Revit Family Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 12, 2016 7:45:00 AM

A 2-year collaborative design and manufacturing project between HOK Product Design and Bradley Corporation --has produced the solid-surface Terreon®, HS Undermount Basin Products with the HS Undermount Basin Revit Library.

The seamless, shallow, -nearly flat bottom basins (sink bowls) were designed to meet ADA accessibility for healthcare, school, laboratory and other design markets.

The HS Basin Revit Library includes the HS Oval, Square and Rectangular Basins.

Designers can specify and order Bradley Terreon® sheet stock as countertop material and thereby, incorporate the HS Basins into casework and millwork countertops.

The HS basins are also bowl options in Bradley's prefabricated, solid surface Omnideck Lavatory Product Line. The Omnideck Revit Family Library can be downloaded from the same page as the HS Undermount Basins. Custom Omnideck Revit families with the HS basin bowl options available upon request.

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Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 7:23:00 AM

(March 2014) I'm pleased to publish Bentley's formal announcement of Autodesk Revit Family support for their new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software.

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set --to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.


Bentley's Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry's dimensional integrity,

  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,

  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,

  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10's of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers' (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

 Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released; Bentley will begin testing the Revit 2015 new features of the family file format (RFA).

It demonstrates Bentley's commitment to both interoperability between different BIM software tools --and the value of providing their users with pre-built BPM BIM content for their Bentley design projects.

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Bradley Revit-BIM Family Quality Standards | Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 2, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Each week Bradley clients; architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners contact our Revit-BIM Team with questions that ask;

"How are Bradley Revit families created?"

Here are the Top 10 Value Points that we share with them;

01) Extensive Division 10 & 22 Revit Library: Bradley's Revit Family Library currently has more than 1000 Revit family components representing thousands of Bradley plumbing fixture and specialty equipment products.

02) Documented-Proven Modeling Standards: We initially used the Revit Model Style Guide from Autodesk SEEK.

However, based on 10 years of actual Revit-BIM project experience, I rewrote and tripled the size of the original document. Bradley's new document better serves our clients' and the industry's evolving Revit-BIM project standards-practices.


03) Family Types: Bradley Revit family models represent thousands of Bradley products. Many Revit families include multiple variations of each Bradley product.

 We define product variations for a single Revit family; one of two ways:

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Bradley BIM e-SPECS for Revit Begins 5th Year Commitment

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 1, 2016 9:32:53 AM


Bradley Corporation creator of the Bradley 1000+ Revit Family Library begins it's 5th year with the e-SPECS Building Product Manufacturer (BPM) Program on April 1, 2016.

Bradley specifications debuted in e-SPECS starting with the June 2012 Update to e-SPECS subscribers. 

e-SPECS for Revit automates the process of creating specification documents integrated with Autodesk Revit-based applications. e-SPECS for Revit includes the e-SPECS Binding Manager to link Revit families to your specification master automatically. This includes filtering the sections based on the families and parameters in the BIM Model.  

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Want Specifications With Your Bradley Revit Models?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 8, 2016 8:59:00 AM

Bradley Corporation currently provides downloadable 3-Part Specifications (MS Word, HTML and PDF) and support of Arcom’s MasterSpec guide specifications.

Bradley 3-Part Specs and Bradley Product Tech Data Sheets (PDF) are conveniently located in the right margin of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families).

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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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Bradley BIM Revit Family Library - FAQs

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 21, 2016 2:45:40 PM

Bradley Revit-BIM (FAQs)

The Bradley Revit Family Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page

Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update Available

Bradley Revit technical support content on this page, is referenced from several documented sources.

  1. Bradley Revit-BIM Technical Support: Design, construction and owner calls, emails and blog comments provide regular technical support inquiries. Links to the answers to the most common Revit family questions are posted below.

  2. Bradley BIM Blog Articles

  3. Revit-BIM Best Practices / Industry Standards utilized by the Bradley BIM Team for the creation of The Bradley Revit Family Component Library.

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Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 18, 2016 10:36:27 AM

 The Bradley BIM Resource Portal ( is now integrated into the Bradley Corporation product website.

BradleyBIM launched in February 2011. The external blog began providing Revit-BIM support for the 1,000 Bradley product families in the Bradley Revit Library.

The BIM Portal serves over 60,000+ global visitors annually; providing Revit technical support, education, training, standards, news and trends for Revit & BIM processes.

Bradley BIM visitors download more than 6 million Bradley Product Revit models annually.

"The visitor traffic required us to scale up the website capabilities. It needed to ntegrate with all of the web and product resources of the Bradley Corporation website." said Daniel Hughes, Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist. 

Enter into your browser to conveniently access the Bradley BIM Resource Portal.

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