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Paul Aubin

AB5129: Parametric Classical Orders— A Journey with Revit Family Editor

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to use Revit software to emulate historic architecture
  • Understand how to create traditional forms in the family editor
  • Learn how to componentize your families: reuse the parts and pieces
  • Learn how to use formulas and other advanced techniques to build complex families

Description

Description

Years ago I began exploring the possibilities of creating the classical orders of architecture in Revit software. Parametric families are the cornerstones of Revit software, and this project presented an ideal way to push Family Editor to its limits. Challenges were many, but there were plenty of successes as well. This session is part case study (of the journey I took from the original idea all the way to the publication of a book) and part tutorial (to show the 'nuts and bolts' of how we built the software families), all demonstrated directly in Revit software. In this session I'll talk about scaling, content reuse, profiles, moldings, formulas, nested components, and complex forms in both the traditional and adaptive component Family Editors. I'll show the final successful versions and a few not-so-successful earlier versions as well. If you're interested in historic architecture and/or classical form, or you just like pushing Family Editor to extremes, then this session is sure to please.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Architects, Building Design Professionals, Revit Users, Family Authors, historic preservation, modelers and makers

Speakers

Speakers

Paul Aubin

Paul Aubin is the author of many Revit software books, including the widely acclaimed Aubin Academy Mastering Series, the all-new Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software, and the Revit training videos at www.lynda.com/paulaubin. Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing implementation, training, and support services for Revit Architecture software. Paul's involvement in the architectural profession spans 25 years, with experience in design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching, and training. He's an active member of the Autodesk, Inc., user community, as well as a top-rated repeat speaker at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference, Building Information Modeling (BIM) workshops, and the University of Minnesota. His diverse experience in architectural firms as a CAD manager and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and he lives in Chicago with his wife and 3 children. Contact Paul at www.paulaubin.com.

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Published

  • 2014
  • AB5129
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects, AutoCAD Architecture

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Architecture