Revit Family Creation for Furniture Manufacturers & Designers

Revit Family for Furniture Manufacturers and Designers by United-BIM

Revit Family Creation for
Furniture Manufactures & Designers

Deliver dimensionally accurate and fully parametric Revit Families/BIM Content in minimal file size, with Level of Detail (course, medium, fine) and with higher degree of visual fidelity

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We Provide Revit Family Creation Services with Speed and Accuracy

As a Revit Family Creation Service Provider, we understand the Revit Family requirements of furniture designers cum manufacturers very well – fully parametric, higher degree of visual fidelity, lightweight, detailed, and graphical for the digital catalog which they can deliver to their end clients i.e. the A & D fraternity for the product selection as well as to carry out space planning and cost analysis and most importantly for their own manufacturing use.

We can create parametric & standard 2D/3D AutoCAD & 3D Revit Furniture Families with parameters such as materials & finishes, dimensions, and identity data, three levels of details – coarse (LOD 100-200), medium (LOD 300) and fine (LOD 400-500) and construction & 3D views . The services include developing Revit families and AutoCAD files for all types of furniture products – office/commercial, outdoor, indoor, educational and institutional in the required software version such as Autodesk’s Revit 2018/2019/2020/2021.

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

We have experience of creating Revit families for architecture firms for their hotel brand projects (Marriott, IHG, and Hilton). The experience includes developing hundreds of Revit families & 2D/3D CAD files for furniture, furnishings, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communication equipment, and specialties for the guest rooms and public spaces.

Our Revit Family Creation Services Include All Types of Furniture

Office Furniture

Desks | Office Chairs & Seating | Bookcases | Filing & Storage Cabinets | Printer Stands | Safes | Laptop Carts & Stands

Bathroom Furniture

Cabinets and Shelving | Double Sink Vanities | Single Sink Vanities | Linen Cabinets | Floor Cabinets | Shower Benches and Stools | Medicine Cabinets

Kitchen & Dining Furniture

Dining Tables & Seating | Bar | Kitchen Islands & Carts | Sideboards & Buffets | Display & China Cabinets | Baker’s Racks | Food Pantries | Wine Rack

Living Room Furniture

Sofas | Sectionals | Coffee Tables and End Tables | Chairs and Seating | Ottomans & Poufs | Cabinet and Chests

Entertainment

Entertainment Centers | Media Fireplaces | Media Storage | TV stands | Home Theater Seating | TV Wall Mounts | TV Armoires | Flat Screen Mount TV Stands

Baby & Kids Furniture

Kids Playroom | Kids Bedroom | Nursery | Baby & Toddler Play | Teen Bedroom | Teen Lounge

Outdoor & Patio Furniture

Outdoor Seating & Patio Chairs | Outdoor Tables | Outdoor Umbrellas | Patio Furniture Covers | Small Space Patio Furniture

Bedroom Furniture

Beds and Headboards | Bedroom Sets | Dressers and Chests | Nightstands | Armoires & Wardrobes | Mattresses | Makeup Vanities | Vanity Stools | Bedroom Benches

Game Room Furniture

Pool Tables & Accessories | Shuffleboard | Table Tennis Tables & Accessories | Multi-Game Tables | Foosball Tables | Dartboards, Cabinets & Accessories | Indoor Basketball Games | Hockey Tables | Tabletop & Board Games

Revit Family Creation for Furniture Designers & Manufacturers

Our Revit family creation services enable furniture manufacturers & designers to deliver fully parametric & lightweight Revit family files with a higher degree of visual fidelity for all types of furniture, fixtures and equipment to their end clients like architecture and interior design companies or consultants and also for their own manufacturing use as well.

Our services allow furniture manufacturers and designers to spend more time on the product design and clients while we develop 2D/3D AutoCAD (.dwg, .ifc etc.) and 3D Revit files as per the following requirements.

  • Fully parametric – to coordinate product elements & change management
  • Category – include categories and sub-categories
  • Details – include coarse (LOD 100-200), medium (LOD 300) and fine (LOD 400-500) level of details to support various views, simulations/visualizations, & for the BOQ/BOM calculations
  • Views – include plan, 3D, elevation, cut-out views to support 2D/3D floor plans, simulations and furniture manufacturing
  • Lightweight – to speed up design work by reducing project file size and save time for web/FTP upload/download
  • Types – Revit (.rfa), 2D/3D AutoCAD (.dwg), IFC
  • Version – AutoCAD & Revit 2018/2019/2020/2021
  • Visual fidelity – higher degree of exactness for the project design visualizations (walk-through and flyover) & manufacturing of the furniture products
  • Metadata – include materials, connectors, associated accessories, finishes, identity data

Revit project performance depends on Revit family visibility settings hence we can develop family with three level of details – course, medium, and fine to support 2D construction and 3D visualizations views.

2D Construction View for Plan & Elevation

  • Coarse (LOD 100-200) – include an outline or a dot so only footprints are visible
  • Medium (LOD 300)  – include additional lines and graphics
  • Fine (LOD 400-500) – include full details, product tags and snapping points

3D View for Walkthrough, Flyover, Manufacturing

  • Coarse (LOD 100-200) – include a dot or an outline with minimal elements to decrease the demand on the graphics cards while navigating projects in 3D
  • Medium (LOD 300) – include additional elements to make product identifiable
  • Fine (LOD 400-500) – include fully detailed elements that emulate all the visual fidelity and finish subdivisions of the furniture.

Meta Data used for Revit Family Creation

Visibility

  • Product Configuration Options
  • Accessories Options

Identity Data

  • Manufacturer Name
  • Product description & Web URL
  • Copyright
  • Model No.
  • Category
  • Product Tag
  • Product Weight

Dimensions

  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Depth
  • Geometry
  • Diameter

Materials & Finishes

  • Material Finishes
  • Color Choice Finishes

Our Design Practices While Developing Revit Family for Furniture Designers & Manufacturers

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
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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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