Why is it important to develop a family with nested components?

Why is it important to develop a family with nested components?

Developing a family with the nested component is quite a common practice for Revit users as it saves a considerable amount of time and requires less effort for modeling a new family. Revit’s mechanism allows BIM modelers to develop new families that incorporate integrated family geometry only by inserting existing Revit families within other families. This technique is quite effective in saving time as users don’t have to model a family from the starting point. For example, a combination light family can be created by BIM modelers only by nesting a light bulb within an existing light fixture family. In this case, modelers do not have to create a light fixture and a lamp from the beginning.

Use nested components for creating a family

  • For developing a family with nested elements in Revit, users should open an existing Revit family within which they want to insert another family.
  • Once BIM modelers open a pertinent existing Revit family, they should then click the ‘Insert tab’ within the family editor. Once we click the Insert tab, they should then click ‘Load from Library panel,’ along with that consequently; they should select the “Load Family” icon.
  • If BIM modelers select relevant families that are already inserted within a family, then they should click ‘Open.’
  • Once modelers choose relevant families, they are then required to click ‘Create tab’ after that ‘Model panel,’ and they should finally select ‘Component.’
  • The component is selected by users so that they can choose the appropriate component type that they would like to nest.
  • So in the ‘Type Selector,’ BIM modelers should select the component type that would be inserted by them in the family in question.
  • After this BIM modeler should click in the drawing area. It helps in including the nested component in the family. 
  • Once the nested components are effectively placed in the family, modelers are required to save the family.

In this way, BIM modelers can conveniently create new families with the assistance of nested components.

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Tesla OS
Tesla Outsourcing Services is an Architectural and Engineering Outsourcing Company providing CAD Services, Engineering and E-building Design Solutions (BIM Services) to clients across the globe.

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