C3a is a reseller in Belgium who's in the process of creating some local content for Revit.
They have set up a few windows and doors with nested families as demo / test.
The id there following is nested families.
Less families, more nested families. Easier to maintain / change, more flexibility in one family.
For example a window has nested: outer frame, inner frame, sill, tablet, glass, mun-tins and hardware. Has +30 parameters and is 915Kb large.
My opinion is to be flexible in creating a total new family, not in one big family.
For every new project we do in Revit I create 2 or 3 new families based on existing ones. So I want my families to be clean with as less overhead as possible.
I only use nested families for door / window hardware or in some rare occasions
I also have questions on the large family size (915Kb) and the many parameters.
What's the best way to tackle this?
Your opinion is, as always, much appreciated.
Important to know is, in Belgium + 95% of windows and doors are custom made (no big manufacturer that has fixed dimensioned and types)