DOWNLOAD REVIT FAMILIES

March 30, 2022

Downloading Revit families is a task that is part of the daily routines of many professionals, but it can be a real challenge when it comes to quality families.

Unlike other architecture software, a family in Revit is much more than a model to decorate your rendering, and we have a series of information and other data that must be properly configured.

If you're tired of wasting time searching for families for your projects, this entry is for you! Here is a list of the best sites to download Revit families!

BEST SITES TO DOWNLOAD FAMILIES FOR REVIT

A good site for downloading families for Revit needs, in addition to offering quality families, to have a simple and intuitive interface, allowing us to easily find what we need.

It is very important that the families are parametric, meaning that they offer the possibility of making customizations, configurations and adjustments, so that they adapt in the best way possible to your project.

Finally and no less important we have the frequency of updating the site, with new models and family fixes.

So let's get to know the best sites for downloading Revit families!

BLOCKS REVIT

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The Blocks plugin offers a vast library with weekly updates, it is an extremely intuitive tool, you just need to find the desired family, drag and drop it into your project.

The library is organized by thematic collections, and families can be searched through word search, or with the help of filters by categories, environments and tags.

In addition to a simple and intuitive interface, you can also create groups and bookmark families, streamlining your location.

BIM OBJECT

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BIM Object provides a vast catalog of manufacturers and their respective products, with a very intuitive and simple interface, facilitating navigation and searching for:

  • brand,
  • category,
  • materials,
  • types of construction,
  • functional spaces.

BIM STORE

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Bimstore develops all families following the BIM Store Bible, which is nothing more than a guide to creating families for Revit that follows the best practices.

The site features a wide range of content from UK manufacturers.

MODLAR

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Modlar offers a huge catalog that ranges from content from manufacturers to generic content created by users.

Its search system is very practical, allowing you to search by country, thus showing results that are more aligned with your location and market.

DOCOL

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Docol is a Brazilian bathroom metal company, which makes its entire catalog available in Revit format. These are products such as single-lever controls, finishes for registers, showers, hygienic showers and other products.

The interesting thing about the site is that you download the catalog all at once.

BIMBOX

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BIMBox has a large part of its content aimed at interiors (tables, sofas, sideboards, etc). Despite being a site aimed at the UK market, the catalog has a wide variety of families.

RUBYSKETCH

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RubySketch is a site with a lot of content for Sketchup, but we also find a lot of templates in other file formats, for example for Revit. Much of its contents are mechanical and hydraulic accessories.

POLANTIS

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Polantis offers a wide range of families, but we need to be careful as most of the families were modeled in other software and converted to Revit. 

Its visual result is very good but we don't have anything parameterized, and the files can be relatively heavy. It is an excellent option if you're looking for viewing-only families.

NAUGHT ONE

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O Naught One is a furniture design and manufacturing company that offers its products in CAD, 3DS and, of course, Revit. Despite being acquired by Herman Miller in 2016, it remains as an independent brand.

ARCAT

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ARCAT makes both manufacturer and generic content available, offering a huge list of families for Revit. The most interesting thing here is the variety of families, ranging from doors and windows, to columns, walls and acoustic elements.

NATIONAL BIM LIBRARY

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The National BIM Library offers an extensive collection of generic and multi-vendor families, showing how the UK has been leading the adoption of BIM standards. All models meet the NBR BIM Object Standard, which is internationally recognized.

HERMAN MILLER

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Herman Miller is an American company that produces office furniture, equipment and decorative items. Due to the vast catalog of products that the company has, the family library is also large, it is a great option, especially when your need is for office items.

STEEL CASE

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 Steel Case is a company that offers office products, it has a wide range of furniture items. Its family catalog is very extensive and has a very intuitive search panel.

LUMINI

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Lumini is a Brazilian lighting company that has a whole range of items that range from ceiling lights, sconces, lamps, pendants and another series of products.

All items already come with the light points set, which makes things much easier, especially when your project is rendered.

BIMBR PLATFORM

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The BIMBR Platform aims to become a repository of BIM virtual libraries in Brazil, in line with the “National BIM Dissemination Strategy” (BIM BR Strategy).

Although the platform is mainly aimed at the Brazilian market, it is worth checking out the items in this library.

ARCHIPRODUCTS

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Archiproducts is a database of BIM objects for architecture, construction, engineering and design. The catalog is quite extensive and has several file formats, but not all products are compatible with Revit.

Still, it's a site worth checking out.

HIGHTOWER

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Hightower works with its own line of products and also with several international brands, offering a huge catalog of design products, which consequently makes its catalog available in CAD, Sketchup and Revit format.

KNOLL

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Knoll is a design company that produces chairs, files, tables, desks and various other items of furniture for offices, homes and school environments.

Its products are available for download in a variety of formats, including for Revit.

SYNCRONIA

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Syncronia is a company that works in collaboration with Autodesk and provides a very complete catalog not only of families but also materials, catalogs and specifications. 

Its search system is simple and has a very practical filter system, it's worth checking it out!

CONCLUSION

Having a list of downloadable sites for families for Revit is essential for any professional, it optimizes your time letting you spend more during other stages of your project.

We must pay attention if the product we are inserting in the project is sold in our market, since we have websites in several countries around the world!

In short, there is nothing better than a catalog of international quality and fully parameterized families. Save time and get ahead by using Blocks Revit's family library, which has a huge catalog with weekly updates!

Join the Blocks Revit Family!

The author of the article

Luis André
Master of architecture, product designer and professor. Sharing professional content from leading architectural software for 10 years.
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