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    By John Flanagan 

    Revit Architecture 2016: Parametric Families - Model a Parametric Newel Post in the Victorian Style 

    Introduction

    Task: Create a Newel Post family typical to the Victorian cottage style.

    The completed Newel Post is illustrated in fig 1.

    In this exercise you will work in the Family Editor environment. This environment is similar to the Project environment but there are some differences. On the Ribbon the tools have been swapped out to Family editor tools. The home tab has a Forms panel with extrusions, blends, sweeps and revolves as opposed to walls doors and windows etc. There are no levels or grids to apply constraints, instead we work with reference planes to determine where the geometry gets built from.

    Fig 1: Completed Newel Post

    Putting it into practice:  

    For a step by step guide on how to complete the Newel Post family and apply materials to its constituent parts, visit the Cadline Community: www.cadlinecommunity.co.uk  to view my latest White Paper for January 2016.

    Remember to keep flexing the family as you progress through each stage. This will save time as mistakes are flagged earlier.

    To access a summary of the key steps to follow in family creation, please visit the Cadline Community to view a previous Blog and White Paper on chamfered column creation.