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    Changing room dimensions


    Hi everyone, I am very new to Revit. I would like to create a family called 'meeting room' which is a 2D drawing of a meeting room which will be placed on a floorplate to test an office layout. I need this family to adaptable in terms of changing the length and width of the room, but the changes should not affect the dimensions of the door, chair or table.

    With this I would like to ask:

    1. Which Family template should I select?
    (I was contemplating between Model Generic Adaptive, Model Generic Floor, and Model Generic Faces, but I don't know the difference)

    2. What do I select to make the length and width a parameter?
    (I've tried putting an aligned dimension between two walls but when I imported the family in a project file, changing the dimension does nothing. I tried again with points at the corners, but it did not work)

    3. How can I ensure the wall thickness remains the same?

    4. How can I ensure the furniture and doors will not change?

    Thank you very much! I appreciate any help or references to other tutorials.
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    #2
    Originally posted by marcusqwj View Post
    Hi everyone, I am very new to Revit. I would like to create a family called 'meeting room' which is a 2D drawing of a meeting room which will be placed on a floorplate to test an office layout. I need this family to adaptable in terms of changing the length and width of the room, but the changes should not affect the dimensions of the door, chair or table.

    With this I would like to ask:

    1. Which Family template should I select?
    (I was contemplating between Model Generic Adaptive, Model Generic Floor, and Model Generic Faces, but I don't know the difference)

    2. What do I select to make the length and width a parameter?
    (I've tried putting an aligned dimension between two walls but when I imported the family in a project file, changing the dimension does nothing. I tried again with points at the corners, but it did not work)

    3. How can I ensure the wall thickness remains the same?

    4. How can I ensure the furniture and doors will not change?

    Thank you very much! I appreciate any help or references to other tutorials.
    that room should be created in a Revit project, not as a Revit family. OOTB walls, with door and furniture families placed where you want them. No offense meant but this is Revit 101 so maybe you should do some beginner Revit tutorials which should give you the basics then go at your conference room.
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      1- Use generic model

      2-Use Reference plane.
      Follow this scheme

      3-Use restrictions


      4-Use furniture family a said Dave

      either way,do not ignore what Dave says

      (I have no idea what you're doing that for, but.....)
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      "-Bueno, pues ahora que los dos nos hemos visto el uno al otro -repuso el
      unicornio-si tu crees en mi, yo creeré en tí, ¿trato hecho?"
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        #4
        Originally posted by duende123 View Post
        either way,do not ignore what Dave says
        LOL! why not, everyone else does ;-P
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          But, why do what everyone does if you can do something unique?
          You know... I recently did something like marcus.I made room families (hotel rooms) to make a quick distribution of a typical floor ... some of us are crazy .... I know
          "-Bueno, pues ahora que los dos nos hemos visto el uno al otro -repuso el
          unicornio-si tu crees en mi, yo creeré en tí, ¿trato hecho?"
          Lewis Carroll

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            #6
            Originally posted by duende123 View Post
            But, why do what everyone does if you can do something unique?
            You know... I recently did something like marcus.I made room families (hotel rooms) to make a quick distribution of a typical floor ... some of us are crazy .... I know
            I have no issue with unique but I'm self employed. The only things that I care about (in business) are being reputable, being accurate, being fast. By the time you've got your family template open I could have created that conference room in a Revit project...that's unique to me
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              First...ignore what Dave says...unless you are asking about curtain walls, then you better be taking notes.

              Second...I suggest not showing the walls and doors at all. Do create a boundary line for the inner limit of the wall. That way you don't have to worry about what the wall assembly is. (okay, Dave was right on this one). The nice thing is you can assign a visibility parameter to that line so you can still use your furniture family when your walls have been defined. This is also helpful if you want to show ADA clearances.

              Now...when you start taking this a step further and showing the furniture in 3D, you can still use this same principal with a 3D mass to show the boundary of the room.
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                When I said not to do what others do, I meant "ignore Dave"
                .....
                self employed
                .....
                mmmmm...

                You do not have an undecided boss who worships the God of Variants!!!!!!!

                (Lucky you)
                "-Bueno, pues ahora que los dos nos hemos visto el uno al otro -repuso el
                unicornio-si tu crees en mi, yo creeré en tí, ¿trato hecho?"
                Lewis Carroll

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                  #9
                  I dont know WHY you would make rooms out of families when you could just make them out of Groups.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                    I dont know WHY you would make rooms out of families when you could just make them out of Groups.
                    This is the long story of "link vs group"

                    I made the rooms as families "circumstantially"
                    As soon as "the waters went down" I made links as I usually do
                    Groups no. Vade Retro !!!!
                    "-Bueno, pues ahora que los dos nos hemos visto el uno al otro -repuso el
                    unicornio-si tu crees en mi, yo creeré en tí, ¿trato hecho?"
                    Lewis Carroll

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