Back in 2016 I put this simple, messy sketch together to describe some basic terminology around Revit models and how they are structured:
Instance (also known as “Element”)
May be hosted by:
Special Categories (Floor, Ceiling etc)
May belong to:
Other Families (nested)
These files are from a presentation I did in May 2017 called:
Filters Always Win, and Other Ways to Be Better at Revit
In the handout especially you will find a lot of Revit tips… check it out!
This site usually focuses on intermediate to advanced workflows and topics, but here I just wanted to mention a couple of getting started resources that you may find useful. There is a new and comprehensive video playlist on the
BIMscape channel, and I have embedded it here:
And don’t forget about the
Autodesk Design Academy. For example, the link below will take you to a Revit and Architecture Fundamentals online training course. All for free, of course.