You have installed the Metric content for Autodesk Revit 2013 and found that you are missing two railing template files.
The two missing template files are available for download below:
Autodesk – Autodesk Revit Architecture Services & Support – Missing railing templates in metric content
There are quite a few different content ‘standards’ being bandied about lately, from ANZRS to the Revit Model Content Style Guide.
There is a partial list of these content standards at the page below:
Content|Studio Blog: BIM Show Live – Content from inception to reality
Direct link to the current Autodesk Revit Model Content Style Guide:
If you aren’t excited about a community sourced list of links to Revit content, then maybe you are interested in a platform-neutral library of … BIM objects?
We are delighted to confirm that following six months of investigation, development, consultation and investment; the National BIM Library will be launched at Ecobuild, 20-22 March 2012.
The National BIM Library, from NBS, is a platform-neutral free to use library of high quality generic and proprietary BIM objects, designed for use in the UK. The library will be revealed on the joint RIBA / NBS stand at Ecobuild (Stands S1630 and S1640) with the first batch of generic BIM objects in IFC, plus native formats from some of the leading CAD software vendors.
The library will build up to become the leading source of free-to-use BIM objects, and over time will also incorporate proprietary manufacturer objects.
The National BIM Library – Building Information Modelling (BIM) article from NBS
EDIT – here is a link to the site. Just click on the arrow and choose Revit or IFC from the download options
In the top right corner of the window, you can choose In–rfa to show only the Revit content.
Polantis – 3D Catalog technology – Free CAD objects for architects
Heads-up from Village BIM
James Van posted a list of Revit content the other day that has been re-blogged and re-Tweeted many many times in the past week!
In the interests of creating an Open and Editable list of Links to Revit Content, I have created a page over at the Open Revit Standards.
Let’s crowd source this list and make it current, useful and informative. Head over to the link (register if you haven’t already) and add any other content sites that you are aware of.
I would like to somehow implement a ranking system for these content sites, perhaps we can talk to the Open Revit Standards guys and look into this.
Credit for the original post goes to James Van:
All Things BIM: BIM Content for Revit
There is huge post on content (family) creation over at this link. I have provided a few useful excerpts below:
A handy list of relevant Agencies / Organizations:
Nice tip on formulaic materials:
How do you parametrically change a material parameter in a family if the material itself depends on factors outside of each type designation? After all, it’s impossible to control materials through formulas. Our approach (when the number of ‘stacked’ geometry instances is few) is to model separate pieces of geometry, apply their unique material and then control their on/off visibility through parameters.
How to provide error messages to the family user:
One solution to this perplexing problem is to include 3D text displaying a message to the user when a non-existent configuration is selected.
WARNING! This may void your manufacturer’s warranty: The Pros Dissect Autodesk Revit Content – BIMAdvent
Locate32 is a free tool that allows you to create custom search database files for a nominated directory (including network resources and USB storage).
You can then manually update these database files when you want to do a fast search.
It is very quick to index the files and the search results pane is very fast and functional. I have used it in the past to delete or archive Revit backup files.
Check it out at:
Locate32 Web Site – Downloads
Parveen has posted a pretty long list of BIM resources at the following link:
BIM Family files
Looking for some good, free content? Check out ProductSpec. Its free, you don’t even have to register to download!
Productspec | The National Building, Architecture, Design and Landscape Product Database