Revit 2021: Load One Family

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by Justin Doughty


The introduction of the Load Autodesk Family Technology Preview in Revit 2021.1 lets you quickly pick and load just one family from a variety of regions. This is really useful when you need just one family for a specific task, such as a beam of a certain code. Previously, you had to download the entire regions content and then go looking through the folders for the one you needed.

A good example is a UK user looking for a cable tray curved bend. The default UK content only has an angled bend, but the US content has this.

To use this go to the Insert Tab>Load Autodesk Family and use the “Locale Settings” button to change the region:


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