All BIM software rely on parametric modelling capabilities. At Techture, we put in special efforts to develop Revit families and custom components in other software. The geometry of these objects can be easily changed simply by changing the values of parameters.
A family with a lot of extra detail can consume a lot of memory and make the project model slow. We use specific workflows to ensure that families have the correct level of detail inside them and they can further be used to extract information when in use in projects.
Our families are COBiE compliant and can be customized to incorporate the EIRs (Employer's information Requirements) into specific parameters. This ensures that the developed families are as per international standards and satisfy the project requirements.
"A BIM model is only as good as the millions of constituent components that it is made of."
Modeling of a component includes using commands in the Family Editor environment i.e creating shaped forms out of form tools, combining and putting together the derived components in logical sequence to create a presentable family that closely represents the object being represented.
Using the best family template to start the modeling with is generally the major/crucial decision, the type and category can be defined with respect to the component to be represented it as in the project environment.