Revit Model Content Style Guide

Autodesk have created a Revit model style guide. In this guide are various guidelines to follow via documents which can help you to develop and quality assure your Revit models. The following information was taken from the Autodesk Seek website. I have been roughly following this guide while developing my Revit families for a while now, and just wanted to share this information with anyone who may be looking for some direction.

I should add that I was advised by Aaron Maller on Twitter that this was not a good guide to use for creating your Revit families, infact it was a very bad one, geared towards computer performance rather than project performance. The reason I am posting this is because I have yet to find a better solution and am hoping someone else will be able to share their knowledge on QA for Revit models. 


Create your own BIM-ready product models based on the Autodesk® Revit® Model Content Style Guide to ensure that your models are:

  • Complete, consistent, and accurate.
  • Optimized for use in Revit Architecture®Revit Structure®Revit MEP®, andAutoCAD®-based software products.
  • Easy to find and download through the Autodesk® Seek web service.
  • Compliant with standard conventions in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

To ensure the portability and performance of your organization’s BIM-ready product models and fulfill the necessary syndication requirements for Autodesk Seek, follow the guidelines and standards in this helpful manual.

Autodesk developed this guide in close collaboration with AEC industry leaders from the Revit user community, product manufacturers, the internal Autodesk Revit team, and the Autodesk Content Services team. In addition to general guidelines and standards, the Guide also includes detailed information that can help product manufacturers create and test high-quality, category-specific product models optimized for use in the Revit family of design applications. Categories include:

  • Air Handling Units
  • Chillers
  • Doors
  • Fans
  • Finishes
  • Furniture Systems
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Windows

For organizations with limited capabilities for in-house product model development, our Autodesk Seek Content Services offering provides complete expertise and resources to help author high quality BIM-ready product models.

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About Ben Malone

Information Manager for BIM.Technologies in London

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