Thursday, May 5, 2011

Family Type Catalog GUI Creator/Editor

With the release of Revit 2012 Autodesk introduced the ability to export from a Revit Family document a catalog "TXT" file that could then be copied into the correct location to be used when inserting families.  Although this was a good start we feel that it falls well short of the mark of what users actually need.

With the Autodesk way, the end user needs to:
  1. Copy the txt file into the correct location.
  2. Use a text editor like notepad or excel to edit/add/delete family types.
  3. Can only be exported from a Family Document, not a project document.
  4. Know the exact family parameter names and syntax of the text file for it to work.
Luckily Family Browser solves all of these issues in a very simple way.
  1. Type catalogs created within Revit and the project environment.
  2. No need to even load the family.
  3. GUI for editing, adding and deleting parameters and types.
  4. Family cleanup when catalog is created.
  5. Inbuilt units converter.
If this all sounds far to good too be true check out the below video which show how simple this really is.

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