Advanced - Modifying Door Family Part 05

April 1, 2024 Gregory Lee

Solution:

This guide covers a step-by-step process for creating a family with a detailed description to help you through this difficult task. After completing this guide, you will be able to apply the same logic to create a variety of different advanced families for project needs. This guide is for users who understand how to build a basic Revit family and apply parameters to control the family.

The guide is divided into 6 sections:

  1. Assessing family structure of Door-Passage-Single-Flush.rfa.
  2. Adding Door Swing Parameter.
  3. Creating Door Panel Family.
  4. Creating Door Accessary Family.
  5. Adding Door Panel Swap parameter.
  6. Modifying Door Handle Family.

Adding door panel family swap parameters:

I will go over adding different door panel types that can be swappable using parameters.

  1. Save the Door-Passage-Single-Flush.rfa as a new family and name it as Door-Passage-Single.rfa.
  2. Rename the door panel to Flush Door Panel from Project Browser.                                                                    
  3. Select the door panel family and click Edit family button from Ribbon.
  4. Edit the extrusion and create a narrow lite as shown on the example.                                                                 
  5. Save the family as Narrow light Door Panel.
  6. Load it into Door-Passgae-Single.rfa family as a nested family.
  7. Select the door family and select add parameter under label below the ribbon.                                             
  8. Create a new type parameter called Door Panel Type.                                                                                                 
  9.  Load the family into the project and test it.                                                                                                                        
  10. Adding swapping door panel causes interior door handles to lose its host face.
    • Door handle family can only retain one main surface if the panel is to be swappable.
    • Door handle family needs to be updated so it can work with the new added parameter. This will be covered later in this manual.
  11. Add a few more reference planes and parameters to control the narrow light. Set the reference planes to be Not a Reference. This would prevent the family from being snapped when inserted into the project.                                                                                                                                                                                  
  12. Apply material parameters to the door panel and glazing for the narrow light.
  13. Nest the door panel family into the door family.
  14. Map the door panel parameters to the door family parameters. 

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Gregory Lee

Sr Technical Support Specialist<br><br> Skilled in AutoCAD, Mixed-use, Renovation, Revit, and Sustainable Design. Strong arts and design professional with a BA in Urban design focused in Architecture from University of Washington.

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