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    By John Flanagan 

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    Introduction

    The basics include creating a parametric framework, adding solid geometry, and creating family types.

    Several Steps are needed to create a component family, as follows;

    Revit families can be parametric (i.e., controlled by parameters). These parameters are the framework for creating family elements. They are based on reference planes that are dimensioned and labelled.

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    The following video shows you how to create a parametric box using these guidelines. Although it is a simple example it should serve as a good introduction to the principles of family creation in Revit. It will demonstrate how you can parametrically control the height, width and depth of a box extrusion. You apply the same principles to complex families.