Technical Guidelines

Revit Families Technical Guidelines

Revit Version

Revit 2020



All Families should be modelled using English Metric Template in cm, and then according to Family Template (Furniture, Casework, etc.)

 revit units cm


Modeling Rules

1. All models should be centered. Please use Reference Planes to define the basic gross dimensions: Width, Depth and Height:

revit family center

2. All model parts should be above the Refence Level:

revit family refence level

3. Please insert Control flip arrows:

flip arrow revit family

4. If a product have an open/closed position, please create several Types according to usage, using on and off Visibility Parameters:

revit ikea family


Family Name vs Type Name

For catalogue products: Each Family should be named exactly like company's catalogue, for example (an IKEA product): "OLIVBLAD - Plant stand, in/outdoor black, 58 cm".

Each Family should include as many Types as the product catalogue requires, named according to the different materials. For Example: "Brown wood", "White Vernier", "Red Legs - White High Gloss Top". 

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1. All Families should have Material Parameters according to the different parts of the model:

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2. Each Material should be named with a prefix "RD_":

3. Each Material Asset should be duplicated and named with a prefix "RD_": 


4. Each custom texture file (JPG/PNG) should include the prefix "RD_" and a custom name according to the Material name:

 5. Shading Color should be set to "Use Render Appearance": 




All Families should be in one RVT project file, organized in a grid. For example: 



Please send us the following materials:
1. Revit Families as individual files
2. Revit Project file with all Families organized in a grid
3. All texture file used (JPG/PNG)

Please use WeTransfer to send us the files to

revit ikea family  


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