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2020 February | Family Planning | 505 BIM User's Group

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2020 February | Family Planning | 505 BIM User's Group

Time: February 13, 2020 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: NM Community College, Advanced Technology Center, room 129
Street: 4700 Alameda Blvd. NE
City/Town: Albuquerque, NM 87113
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: 505.224.4000 ext 50009
Event Type: revit, family
Organized By: Bruce Gunderson
Latest Activity: Feb 13

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Hello 505 BIMer’s!

Please join us for our,

505 BIM User’s Group February 2020 Monthly Meeting

Thursday February 13th at 11:30 at CNM's Advanced Technology Center room 129. (THIS IS A NEW CLASSROOM!).

(Please park on south side of building off of Jefferson.  Enter West building near lobby, room 108 at end of hall. Remember to pick up parking pass so you are not towed or ticketed.)

We have a space still at CNM ATC! Thanks CNM and David Miertschin!

This month’s feature presentation is a sneak peak at an ATG Mid West University draft presentation!

Family Planning

You can create a quick family, but will it stand the test of time? What can be done to make a durable, flexible Revit family?  Do you need your family to look good in the rendering, dimension accurately, show clearances, schedule correctly, and be legible in contract drawings, all while morphing to unique project requirements? Some of the most basic architectural components can have innumerable variations.  How do you design families to meet the needs of a variety of tasks?


This is a review of the methods I’ve used creating casework and door collections for our library along with some of the issues encountered and tricks learned while creating complex families.


Learning Objective 1: Evaluating family needs, goals and desires. It is much harder to add features later!

Learning Objective 2: Elements of the family building process. Consider functionality, integration with templates and plans for scripted tasks.

Learning Objective 3: Preventing family failure through testing, types and formulas.  What can you do to prevent the dreaded “Can’t make type” error?

Learning Objective 4: Methods for educating users on the intent and function of the family.  If the users don’t understand how to use the family, does it solve any problems?

Presenter:  Julie Kidder with The HM Design Group

Julie has been designing in Revit for 8 years, in the profession of architecture for 7, and started dabbling in Dynamo four years ago. Julie is a registered architect.  At the Design Group she works on a range of project typologies, including healthcare, education and multi-family. In addition she manage the Revit template and library, provides training, and seek ways to improve Design Groups processes. Julie endeavors to find ways to increase accuracy while decreasing drudgery! 

Hope to see you all there and remember to RSVP!

As always Lunch will be provided!

Also please forward this email to others you think would love to learn about BIM!

See you all there!


Bruce Gunderson

505 BIM User’s Group President

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