To Host or Not to Host,That is the Question: Using Hosted Families in Revit
Do you use hosted families in Revit or are they taboo? During this roundtable we will discuss the pros and cons of using hosted families across a variety of disciplines and model configurations to better understand how you may take advantage of this feature within your projects.
Gain an understanding of the limitations of hosted objects and how to overcome them.
Learn how hosted elements work across all the disciplines and strategies to use them effectively.
Learn the pros and cons of hosting elements across linked models and the limitations.
Gain a better understanding of how the different types of hosting affect graphics and how elements work within Revit.
Whether or not to use hosted elements in Revit projects has always been a topic of hot debate among Revit professionals. As Revit has evolved, so has this discussion and what was the dominant method 5 years ago may have changed based on revisions to the software and/or workflows.
During this roundtable we will discuss the pros and cons of using hosted families and when it might make sense or not. Below is a list of some discussion topics for the session:
• How has hosting in Revit changed over the years and has this affected whether you utilize this feature when creating content.
• Recommendations on when to use hosted families and why.
• Hosted families and links – benefits and issues
• How different types of hosting work differently – face-based vs. specific wall/floor/ceiling/roof
• Uses of 2-level based families
• Converting hosted families between hosting types or to non-hosted