Loadable Families

Unlike system families, loadable families are created in external RFA files and imported (loaded) in your projects.

Loadable families are families used to create building components that would usually be purchased, delivered, and installed in and around a building, such as windows, doors, casework, fixtures, furniture, and planting.

Because of their highly customizable nature, loadable families are the families that you most commonly create and modify in Revit. For families that contain many types, you can create and use type catalogs, which allow you load only the types that you need for a project.

When you create a loadable family, you begin with a template that is supplied in the software and contains information about the family that you are creating. You sketch the geometry of the family, use parameters to establish relationships between family components, create the variations or family types that it includes, and determine its visibility and detail level in different views.


In the NORFAC project Two of the developed window families can be downloaded:


NORFAC WENT2000 fast karm.rfa

NORFAC WENT2000 med lysning.rfa




NORFAC is a Nordic research and development project involving 10 partners collaborating in the development of an innovative Nordic facade system.
The project is sponsored by Nordic Innovation and this website will contentiously  be updated

Updated January 29, 2018