BIM Content

Revit Content - What I Want

When it comes to Revit content, no one has what we need. In the middle of the design process families are needed instantly at the click of a button. But, I want more than that. What I want is a massive library of high quality, consistent and free content. No one provides that today.

I’ve deliberately used aspirational terms like “massive”, “high quality”, “consistent” and “free”. We will never have the possibility of getting what we want if we can’t articulate what it is. Let me try to define these terms so you know what I’m talking about.

Where to find Free Revit® Families

If you can’t find free Revit content you aren’t looking for it.  OK – that was overstated.  If you can’t find Revit families you aren’t looking hard enough.  If you try an easy web search, you may find nothing.  For example, if you do a simple search for “free revit content” the magic of Google returns three blogs, a collaboration service and a namespace sitter – and zero websites with Revit families.

Where to find Free Revit® Families

If you can’t find free Revit content you aren’t looking for it.  OK – that was overstated.  If you can’t find Revit families you aren’t looking hard enough.  If you try an easy web search, you may find nothing.  For example, if you do a simple search for “free revit content” the magic of Google returns three blogs, a collaboration service and a namespace sitter – and zero websites with Revit families.

The Dismal State of BIM Content in 2013

In the early days of BIM, the biggest problem we thought we had was BIM content  It was clear that “out-of-the-box” (OOTB) content was not sufficient in either quantity or quality.  Early Revit adopters formed communities of BIM practitioners, working together to share knowledge and to create a library of BIM content.  One of the earliest community exchanges was Zoog Design.  That forum and library was later turned over to AUGI, and the forum continued, but not the BIM content exchange.

The Dismal State of BIM Content in 2013

In the early days of BIM, the biggest problem we thought we had was BIM content  It was clear that “out-of-the-box” (OOTB) content was not sufficient in either quantity or quality.  Early Revit adopters formed communities of BIM practitioners, working together to share knowledge and to create a library of BIM content.  One of the earliest community exchanges was Zoog Design.  That forum and library was later turned over to AUGI, and the forum continued, but not the BIM content exchange.

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