Family Type Manager

Family Type Manager for Autodesk Revit®

FAMILY TYPE MANAGER is a powerful Excel program designed for Revit users and content creators to easily update Revit Family data in bulk. The features can also be utilized by nearly any business in the world. The program bi-directionally imports and exports Revit family data with Excel using .csv and .txt files for the management of Type Catalogs and Lookup Tables. The program has a Type Builder feature that generates over 1 million unique combinations of family types in a matter of seconds, has a Parameter Builder that generates all 740 Revit parameter types for creating column headers, Unit of Measure Converter for bulk conversions between imperial and metric, and a document management Scratch Pad.
The amazing part about FAMILY TYPE MANAGER is that it works with any version year and language of Revit! Revit families and project files can also remain open during editing and testing for real-time rapid testing and deployment during content creation. Revit is also not required so data can be managed by non-Revit users!

TYPE CATALOG EDITOR

This may be the most powerful and easiest family data management application ever created!  Import family data with the click of a button into an intelligent Excel table.  Create a Master Catalog to use with multiple Revit families, create backup files, create single and multi-default type catalogs, and duplicate Revit families with matching catalogs.  Work in any language, unit of measure and date formatting.  Filter and Sort tables, run error checking of values, find/replace data, and many other features.  This will truly change the way you interact with Revit families when creating and updating data.  See below the full list of amazing features!

Type Catalog Import-Export
  • One Click importing of Type Catalog files
  • Create Master Catalog Files, Single and Multi-Default Type Catalogs
  • Duplicate and Rename Revit Families
  • Create Backups
  • Filter and Export Type Catalogs
  • Catalog Multi-Level Sorting
  • Any Revit language, any unit of measure and date format.
  • Export Excel Files
  • Change Revit data versions with a click of the mouse
Edit Type Catalog Interface
  • Bulk update Type Catalog data with Excel
  • Copy/Delete Rows
  • Add or Remove Prefix and Suffix values to any cells
  • Search and Replace table data
  • Resize the table when adding more columns or rows
  • Filter and multi-level Sort the table data
  • Quickly convert headers for Revit 2010-2020 or 2021-Current
  • Run error checking for Type Name, Header names, numberic data, and invalid Revit or Database characters!

LOOKUP TABLE EDITOR

Simplify your Revit families by tapping into the power of Lookup Tables.  Use Lookup Table editor to create tables for nearly any Revit family, quickly perform bulk updates with the power of Excel, export tables, run error checking, and build Master lists for international and history tracking of family data.  You can even create internal relational databases within Revit families!  See below the full list of amazing features!

Lookup Table Import-Export
  • One Click importing of Lookup Table files
  • Create  Master Lookup Tables for Multiple Families
  • Create Backups
  • Filter and Export Lookup Tables
  • Multi-Level Sorting
  • Any Revit language, any unit of measure and date format.
  • Export Excel Files
  • Change Revit data versions with a click of the mouse
Edit Lookup Table Interface
  • Edit Family Lookup Tables
  • Create Multi-line Data Fields
  • Create new Lookup Tables
  • Duplicate Lookup Tables
  • Use with External Data Sources
  • Create Relational Database Lookup Tables
  • Use Lookup Tables for most Revit Family Categories

TYPE BUILDER

Leverage the power of parametric families with Type Builder!  Create up to a million family type configurations in seconds!  Type Builder allows you to enter up to 10 parameters and 15 variations per parameter in any language and unit of measure to generate all possible unique combinations. Then import selected options into Revit to build your complete catalog. It has a Type Name rules engine, allows for alternate values, custom columns, feet-inch conversions, and custom formatting of cells. Never has family type creation been so fast and accurate!

Family Type Manager Type Builder
  • Create over 1 million configurations in seconds
  • Data for Family Types
  • Data for Lookup Tables
  • Data for Database Systems
  • Make hundreds of Revit Family Types within minutes
  • Share data with clients

PARAMETER BUILDER

Formatting Revit headers can be difficult and error prone.  We have changed the way header parameter names are created by using Excel dropdown lists to make Revit parameter headers in any language and any Revit version.  The cascading dropdown lists provides only relevant information for each selection.  It also changes the formatting based upon Revit year versions, provides use definitions, imperial or metric, error checking, and exporting to external Excel files!  

Revit Custom Parameter Builder
  • Search all 740 parameter types with definitions
  • Create custom lists of unique parameter names
  • Parameters are filtered by category, type, and unit of measure.
  • Shows imperial and metric assignments
  • Shows parameters by Revit version years

SCRATCH PAD

Updating Revit families can be difficult if product information is in different locations.  With Scratch Pad, you can import and combine text and image files into a single worksheet. Link your data to the Scratch Pad when updated Type Catalog and Lookup Tables, then save the Scratch Pad for future re-use.  Another way to make your work easier and faster!

  • Import select data from other Excel files, .xml, .csv, .txt, .html, and images
  • Export data to new Excel files
  • Link data with all Family Editors or external data sources for quick updates

UNIT OF MEASURE CONVERTER

Do you ever wish your Revit values were in a different unit of measurement? To simplify the need of converting measurements between imperial and metric, we built an application that allows you to convert of up to 5 million values in a single sheet with copy/paste features.  Copy your existing values, convert the values, then paste the new values back into your catalog.  Done.  You can now quickly convert your international catalogs to any metric version or imperial unit of measurement within a few clicks of a mouse.

  • Quickly convert thousands of rows of data between Imperial and Metric units of measure.
  • Convert up to 5 columns
  • Control decimal values
  • Assign prefix values to metric measurements
  • Copy data to other applications
  • 5+ million conversions
  • Convert: Area, Distance, Energy, Force, Information, Magnetism, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time, Volume, Weight, and Mass.

REVIT KNOWLEDGE

Finding information about Revit Type Catalogs and Lookup Tables can be time consuming.  We provide a summarized technical worksheet to learn all about working with Revit Type Catalog and Lookup Tables.  The worksheet covers general requirements, workflows and rules.  Also use the links to have quick access to our updated video library and User Guide.  

  • Detailed information on how to work with Revit Type Catalogs
  • Detailed information and rules for working with Lookup Table

Click the ‘BUY‘ button to download a free 15 day trial.  After your trial you can then purchase and activate your 1-year subscription to FAMILY TYPE MANAGER!

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