Revit: Parametric Furniture Modeling

Revit: Parametric Furniture Modeling

Parametric models are built on values. They allow you to design an object by modifying its parameters—such as those defined within a Revit family. This course teaches the basics concepts of parametric modeling for furniture in Revit: working with families, creating furniture elements from templates, and adding custom parameters. Instructor Chanté Bright explains the difference between host-based families and standalone families and shows how to select the best templates, how to adjust parameters to fit your design, how to edit existing families, and how to add furniture to an existing model. The exercise files feature examples such as cabinets, coat racks, and pendant lights, but the techniques can help you build custom furniture to fit any unique design. The end result is more professional, realistic, and engaging models to share with clients and colleagues.

Topics include:

  • Family hosting
  • Selecting a floor-based template
  • Adjusting parameters for floor-based families
  • Editing existing families
  • Modifying graphics
  • Using wall- and ceiling-hosting families
  • Extruding from a wall
  • Adding a ceiling fixture to a model


  • 英文名称:Revit: Parametric Furniture Modeling
  • 时长:2小时12分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. What to expect when you are modeling
  2. What you should know
  3. Understanding family hosting
  4. Proper template selection
  5. Selecting a floor-based template
  6. Useful parameters
  7. Building the base cabinet
  8. Adding doors to the cabinet
  9. Cabinet cleanup
  10. Material matters
  11. Challenge: Adding premade door hardware
  12. Solution: Adding premade door hardware
  13. Family prep
  14. Existing family editing
  15. Adding parameters
  16. Modifying graphics
  17. Challenge: Making the shelf optional
  18. Solution: Making the shelf optional
  19. Selecting a wall-based template
  20. Extruding from a wall
  21. Using sweeps
  22. Challenge: Creating multiple instances
  23. Solution: Creating multiple instances
  24. Deciding placement
  25. Selecting a ceiling-based template
  26. Setting the light source
  27. Creating the cord
  28. Creating the pendant
  29. Finishing the fixture
  30. Adding the fixture to the model
  31. Next steps