February 2, 2016

Revit Assemblies and Automatic Drawings

Here at Ideate, we frequently get questions in the classroom from students, such as when do I need an assembly instead of a group or nested family? This blog deals with how and when to use assemblies, and the short answer may be “when you need associated drawings and material or part takeoffs from the assembly."

The assembly is in own project file and is used to create shop drawings. The assembly is created from the correctly positioned families.


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Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after University Curriculum developer, instructor and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices).YouTube Channel: MrJimCowan