Friday, January 18, 2008

Best Practices for Content Creation and Management - Part 2

In a previous post on Best Practices for Content Creation and Management, we discuss the definition of a family and how important it is to do some planning before you dive into creating or modifying a family. Now that we have the basic understanding, we can start the process of actually creating a family.

Rule #1 is to use the correct template. For example, a curtain wall is not a window. This can cause issues with scheduling.


Rule #2: What to modify in the Out-of-the-Box templates

* Host and Face based family templates should be modified by adding hosts and dimensions

* All the family templates should be modified to add company specific parameters (which will be discussed further in Management)


As before, I want to make sure I give credit to Daniel Hurtubise of Revit It! and Katherine Meeder, BIM Specialist at HNTB Architecture for all their work in putting together this document.

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