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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015: Autodesk Official Press by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel

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Chapter 14Designing with the Family Editor

In previous chapters, we have discussed the modeling techniques for system families such as walls, roofs, floors, and ceilings. While system families are essentially rule-based assemblies applied to sketch-based forms, component families are more self-contained. Another way to explain the difference is that system families are the objects you usually quantify in terms of linear units, surface area, or volume, whereas component families are most often counted objects. Such families include doors, windows, furniture, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and so on.

In Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software, the Family Editor is where you’ll create these component families. If you’re familiar with other ...

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