Before describing how to develop subcategories for a family in question, it is really important for us to understand what exactly family subcategories are. Well, a family subcategory is developed by Revit users for controlling line pattern, line color, line weight and geometry material that is assigned to a family in question. In other words, family subcategories are created by the design team for governing the display of different geometric components associated with a family.
Whenever family subcategories are defined by users they are required to specify its cut pattern materials and surface for the sake of having a drafting pattern. The model pattern can never be applied by Revit users to a family. As far as drafting pattern is concerned Revit users must know that only flat and cylindrical surfaces can have it.
When family geometry is created by users’ suitable components must be assigned to family subcategories. Though there is no dispute over the fact that Revit incorporates predefined subcategories for some families. But then there a lot of families for which predefined subcategories are not available in Revit and hence users have to create subcategories for those families.
The process of creating family subcategories
In this way, appropriate family subcategories can be created by Revit users. Check out our Revit family creation services now