How to Create Custom Windows in Revit

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Making a complete and accurate digital model of a building helps architects and builders at the design and construction stage of the project. Autodesk Revit design software allows users to model a building in 3D and then complete construction drawings using a variety of techniques, including modeling accurate doors and windows. Revit comes with a small library of window types and designs, so you'll often need to create your own custom window designs for use in the program.

  • Insert a standard window into a wall that has already been modeled. Click Home followed by Window to get started.

  • Click the Load Family icon to open the Imperial Library. Browse through the library and select a standard window type. The project loads the design when you insert the window. You can also load a "family" of window designs from an external source.

  • Click the wall where you want to insert the window. Revit automatically places the window in the wall.

  • Select the window and click the Edit Family icon in the Modify Windows tab. Click Save As and save this family as a new name so you don't overwrite the existing window type.

  • Click the Types icon under the Manage tab to add new window types and sizes. Select the frame and click Edit Extrusion to modify the frame depth. Revit saves the choices so you can use them again.

  • Select Load Into Project to place the new window in your project. This automatically loads the family into your browser so you need to do this only once.

  • Press Save to save all the changes that you made to the family. You can now use this window type in other projects.

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