NESTED FAMILIES – ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

Using nested families can be convenient from a content creator’s point of view and can seem to be ‘the only way” to make families. There are a few things to consider when using nesting in family creation and I want to make you aware of some of the ramifications of choosing nesting as a way to create your components. Here is a table of some of the advantages and disadvantages of nesting. I’m a big fan of using the right tool at the right time… and nesting isn’t always “it”, especially in project types where a large number of components are used. E.g. Retail stores or Hotel interior projects. Click on table for clearer view.

© Copyright Reserved by Michelle Louw (Excerpt from My speaker notes at National Revit Technology Conference 2008.)

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