Download free high-quality Revit® Families online.
Why download Revit Families?
Autodesk Revit is a great tool, but the out-of -the-box families have not been updated for a long time, and are not suitable for real project usage. There are two options to populate your project with great content, build your own or find a reliable source to download Revit families.
Whilst there are great benefits to building your own Revit content library, this is a time consuming process. In addition there is no assurance that the size and shape of object you choose to create will be available for to be procured when the project is built.
For many object categories(Particularly Furniture, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting), Manufacturer Revit Families can fill this gap for you. When built with quality in mind the Manufacturers’ BIM/Revit library will usually cover more of their product range than if you had built the one model suitable for your current project. Also the Manufacturer is in the best position to clarify product variation and sizing during content creation.
Quality Revit Content Matters
High quality Revit Families are absolutely critical when being used for documenting projects.
Over modelled families or families bogged down with endless parameters can impact Revit model performance or even worse, crash the model and cause corruption.
Consistent Revit libraries are also very important. Families should behave and insert the same way, also data should schedule in a consistent manner.
The Manufacturer is in the best position to clarify product variation and sizing during content creation. Also obsolte product should be removed from the library.
Where to download quality Revit content for free?
The best source of free Revit content is BIMcontent.com. All families are checked for quality and consistency before being allowed on the platform.
The family page contains plan and 3D views of the Revit family, along with a 3D model so you can see exactly what you will be downloading. Registration is quick and free, and there are over 2500 Revit families available for download, and they have been updated through the Revit versions so you can avoid updating them yourself.
In addition entire Manufacturer libraries can be downloaded at once with the “Complete Library” collections available for each brand.
Getting BIM content from manufacturers is greatly appreciated as it makes it easier for us to design our projects and create our documentation, but only if the content is created to a consistent, high quality standard. The standards adopted by BIMcontent.com are an industry benchmark and because of this it’s the ideal place to source manufacturer content for our projects.
– Senior Manager – Architecture
It’s always appreciated when manufacturers make it easy for us to specify their products in our models. We are working with tight project deadlines and we usually don’t have the time to invest in making manufacturer-specific BIM content.
– Global Specialist (Revit) – Design Technology