10 websites to download free Revit families

Updated on May 10, 2024 | By Varun Nair | Category Revit | min reading time

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Revit families are ready made set of objects that you can use in your projects.

Essentially one Revit family can be used repeatedly in several projects.

You can create your own library of Revit families, or you can download Revit families from online sources too.

So, in this article I am listing 10 of my favourite sources from where I download Revit families for free for my projects.

This list includes websites and sources that are completely or has a free tier, I hope you will find this list helpful.

Let's get started with the first source.

1. Autodesk Revit Content Pack

You can download and install Revit content pack here and it will give you access to official Revit families for your projects.

Using the link above you can get Families as well as template files of different standards.

Once you have downloaded the file you need to install it to the respective location Provided along with the file.

To access the family files, you can go the Components icon or any specific family Icon like door or window and under the Modify tab click on Load family.

Now browse to the location where these family files are installed.

Most of the time the family files are installed under the following path.

“C:ProgramDataAutodeskRVT 2024Libraries”

Then select the respective folders to load the family. For example, Here I am planning to load a door from US standard family.

59 lessons| Easy Level

This course is for an absolute beginner of Revit architecture software. If you want to get started right from scratch then this is the course for you.

So, for that I will click on the doors icon under architecture tab and then click on the load family icon under the modify tab in the ribbon palette.

Now I will browse to the following location to select “M_Door-Double-Glass” type of door.

You need to also select the required size of door to be added as a family into the Revit project.

Here is the complete path just for reference.

“C:ProgramDataAutodeskRVT 2024LibrariesEnglishUSDoors”

You can refer the following image to understand the workflow better.

2. BIMsmith Market

If you have any specific family in mind you can search for it in its extensive catalogue and you can get the file along with its data sheet.

Apart from using the website you can now use BIMSmith free plugin to search, download and load the file into the Revit software.

If you use the website, then only a free account is required to download the files.

These files are in ZIP package that you can extract and use.

3. BIM Objects

BIM Objects is one of the most widely used website where you can find some of the best Revit files which you can download and use in the REVIT software.

You can signup for free using your email, Autodesk or LinkedIn account.

Autodesk Seek which was the old catalogue of CAD and BIM files from Autodesk now redirects to BIM Objects.

These families are from the product manufacturers so you will get the families with correct specifications along with product name and model number that you can correlate when purchasing the actual object.

Apart from Revit the files downloaded here are compatible with several other software like Sketchup, AutoCAD and more.

4. Measured Survey Pro

The best part about this website is that you need not login or provide any details.

You can simply browse for what you are looking for and click on the download icon available.

Additionally, its library is quite extensive and you will easily get the Revit family file that you need.

Do sort through the library you can just click on the category and then click on the respective family link which will redirect you to browse various available Revit family files under that category.

Clicking those files will then download it on your device.

5. Revit City

Revit City is also one among the widely used website for downloading family for Revit for free.

Here the families are available in the downloads section.

You can also search for the files using the search box or you can simply choose the file using the category filter provided on the left.

You need to create a free account and login to download the families.

59 lessons| Easy Level

This course is for an absolute beginner of Revit architecture software. If you want to get started right from scratch then this is the course for you.

6. Arcat

Arcat is also among the free website where you can download Revit Files.

The website starts up with a page where you can directly search for the type of family or design required. 

You can Make a category filter so that you can search for the required type of file.

I strongly suggest you to select the category BIM for downloading Revit files as shown below.

One of the best things about this website is open structure where you don’t need to signup to download the files.

7. NBS Source

The NBS Source website allows you to search from a wide range of BIM object which you can download for free.

You need to create an account and verify it with your email ID.

The website has three locations to choose with which include: Australia, Canada and United Kingdom for the type to BIM object.

The best part of this website is that you can search for Manufacturer for BIM objects under their library to download.

You can even download a plugin for Revit from their website which allows direct search from Revit software.

8. BIM BOX

BIM BOX website has a unique collection of Revit files made specially for designers.

Once you enter your website you can register with them and then search for your required design to download.

One limiting thing about this website is its small library of BIM objects.

But they are offsetting this limitation with a targeted list of objects that are hard to find elsewhere.

9. Polantis

Polantis caters a wide range of Free BIM Object that you can download. You need to create a free account to access its library.

You can select the Revit family or BIM objects using the category filter or you can directly search for it using the provided search bar.

You can also select the manufacturer name to create a filter of BIM objects.

10. Library Revit

This Website has a lot of free Revit family files that you can download from.

You just need to create an account and you are good to start browsing for your required family. 

You have option here to directly click on the category to search for the type of family you are looking for.

The biggest drawback of this website is a lot of ads and an unorganized layout.

Summary

So, these are our favourite collection of 10 websites that are free to use and for some of them even registration is not required.

You can also make Revit families and a create a library of your favourite objects for your project.

If you have a suggestion that will make a worthy inclusion to this list then let me know in the comments down below and I will add it here.


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About the Author

Varun Nair is an Electrical engineer and he is also an Autodesk certified Instructor. With nearly 8 years of experience he primarily delivers training in AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion 360, and other CAD and BIM software to global corporates across various industries, such as architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing.

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