This list has been compiled for anyone looking to download FREE Revit Families. Please let me know if any links no longer work and I will update.
We all need good content to populate our models, and if they are Free then even better! Sure, the out-the-box Revit families do a great job, and of course we can always make our own. But creating families from scratch requires Family creation knowledge and A whole heap of free time…!
Revit is probably no stranger to those new to drafting and design by now, or you've at least heard of it. Since its introduction in the 1980s, AutoCAD has become an integral part of the design process in most offices and firms.
In this blog post, I have compiled a list of popular BIM and Revit online libraries offering FREE content for you to download. Initially, Revit adoption in the construction and design industries was slow, but over time, more and more professionals adopted it or implemented it in their work processes. Architectural design can be accelerated through BIM, resulting in time and cost savings. Building life cycles have been positively influenced from conception to demolition by its approach since its inception. Although they are numbered from 1 to 15, this is not a ‘rank’ list. Please check them out for yourself and let me know which ones you found the best.
AEC professionals are finding BIM-smith one of the best BIM platforms in the
world. It is modeled by the architects of the BIM-smith Architect team and has
been available for free on the BIM-smith Market since January 2009. Using
BIM-smith Forge, multiple layers of Revit assemblies such as walls, floors,
ceilings, and roofs can be built in the cloud.
The design community can download and use a free library of Mestek BIM
objects. Many objects are available as.ZIP files as well as Autodesk Revit
MEP.RFA files. Objects that require bi-directional communication need to be
saved as both .RFA and .TXT for proper operation.
The BIM Object system is a digital content management system designed for
BIM objects widely used in the architectural sector. According to the website,
there are 33,837 product families, 244,292 parametric BIM objects, and
BIM components that are compatible with all major BIM products are available
for download at the National BIM Library. However, the NBS now has a keen
interest in BIM. Though a little sparse, the library already serves as a very
There are a small number of free items on this site, but most of the
components require payment. Turbo-Squid is software that certifies that
components meet minimum performance requirements in Revit. The price will
depend in part on how much time you spend modeling.
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