Revit Family Creation for Equipment and Product Manufacturers

Revit Family Creation for Equipment & Product manufacturers by United-BIM

Revit Family Creation for Equipment and Product Manufacturers

Create lightweight, dimensionally accurate and fully parametric Revit Families/BIM Content with a higher degree of visual fidelity & the required LOD

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We Provide Revit Family Creation/Development Services For Any Type of Equipment or Product

In a digitally-enabled design and construction world, we understand the Revit BIM Family & 2D CAD requirements for all types of equipment and product manufacturers such as CCTV, HVAC, Electronics, Communication, Audio-Video Systems very well – fully parametric, higher degree of visual fidelity, lightweight, detailed, and graphical for the digital catalog (Website download) which they can deliver to their end-clients – planners, architects, designers, and engineers to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently.

Revit family/BIM objects allows equipment or products to be visualized and placed in-situ in a 3D environment to gauge sizing and positioning relative to other elements of the building, so we create data rich, parametric & generic 2D/3D AutoCAD & 3D Revit BIM Families with parameters such as materials & finishes, dimensions, and identity data, and three levels of details – coarse (LOD 100-200), medium (LOD 300) and fine (LOD 400-500). The services include developing Revit families and AutoCAD files in the required software such as Autodesk’s Revit 2018/2019/2020/2021 or IFC or STEP.

All we require is a specification sheet/product cut sheet, sketches or even from files provided in different formats such as IFC, Solidworks (.sldprt, .sldasm), Fusion 360, InfraWorks, 3DS Max, SketchUp (.skp), STEP etc. If 2D CAD drawings in AutoCAD are available, then we can create Revit BIM families from it or we can develop drawings files in 2D/3D AutoCAD (.dwg) or IFC  format as well as Sketchup (.skp) format along with 3D Revit BIM family files.

Our Revit Family Creation Services Includes Following Equipment & Product Manufacturers

CCTV

Dome | Bullet | C-Mount | PTZ | Network | Wireless

Communication, Data & Network

Server Cabinets/Racks | DAS – Distributed Antenna Systems |Routers | Switches | Firewall | Transceivers | Phones | UPS | Sound Attenuators

Computer & Servers

Monitors | Laptop | Desktop | Server | Desk | Table | Racks

HVAC - Heating & Cooling

Window | Air Source | Central | Ductless | Portable

Water Supply Products

Boiler | Pressure Boosting Systems | Water Softener | Storage Cylinders | Heat Pumps

Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

Detection & Switching Devices | Power Supply | Sounders | Lighting Panels

Fitness Equipment

Treadmill | Benches | Dumbbell Racks | Stepper | Bicycle

Food Service

Grilles & Ranges | Ovens & Broilers | Refrigeration | Storage Shelves

Audio Visual (AV) Systems

TV & Touch Screens | Projectors | Smart Whiteboards | Digital Signage | Video Conferencing | Audio- Speakers, Mic | PA System

Integrated Panel Systems

Wood/PVC Panels | Electrical Control Panels | Solar PV Panels | Panelboards

Our Standard Design Practices While Developing Revit Family

Commonly found concerns

Through our best known practices we address the 3 biggest concerns associated with Revit Family:

  • Stability – Revit family visually “falls apart” when switching between the Family Types.
  • Dimensional accuracy – Revit family has incorrect dimensions such as length, width, height
  • File size – Family file size becomes too heavy impacting project performance and file exchange

Good design practices that we follow

  • Lean family template – develop custom “lean” Revit family templates to reduce overall file size
  • Product variations – create a family type catalog (.txt) if product has more than 5 variations otherwise build the Family Types directly into the Revit Family
  • File size – create lightweight families from scratch
  • LOD – include 3 levels of detail: Coarse (LOD 100-200), Medium (LOD 300)  & Fine (LOD 400-500)  in family components
  • Test
    • Visibility test – test a family within a Revit Workset – configured project to verify visibility, project performance and coordination
    • Dimensional test – make sure every Revit family is dimensionally “flexed”
  • Standards – embed industry standard metadata –
    • MasterFormat Title & Number, OmniClass Title & Number,
    • Assembly Code/Uniformat Classification Code,
    • LEED Credit / Recycled Content Parameters,
    • ADA / Barrier Free Certifications, ANSI, UL. etc
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