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Friday, September 6, 2013

New crowdsourced and open source project - a complete Revit Category Guide

Having repeatedly asked and searched for a detailed, up-to-date and accurate Category Guide for Revit to no avail, I have decided to start one as a simple shared Google spreadsheet.

The purpose of this is to capture all of the unique properties of each Category, so they can be quickly viewed and understood by Revit users at all levels.

The document can be viewed at:

I have selectively invited a few top Revit users to contribute.  Please let me know if you want to help out with editing the document.


  1. I would like to help update this category guide

  2. Jo - please reply with your email address or connect with me on Linkedin so I can invite you.

  3. Great idea Luke. I just spent a few hours on Thursday creating a cut down version to try and standardise our sub-categories!

  4. Hi Luke,

    A suggestion to add an column for Revit Family Room Calculation Point Functionality .ie Furniture, Casework, Speciality Equipment, Generic Models, Doors & Windows.

    Also might be a good to add a guidance tab explaining the propose of each section (sheet).

    IFC4 Mappings
    Default subcategories ANZRS etc
    RevitGG IFC export
    data from api
    RevitGG IFC import
    Master Parameter List - Style G

    New Category added in Revit 2017
    Reference Planes
    MEP Fabrication Containment
    MEP Fabrication Ductwork-Insulation -Lining
    MEP Fabrication Hangers
    MEP Fabrication Pipework-Insulation

    New parameters in Revit 2017
    Combined parameter
    Fabrication parameter
    Global parameters
    Temperature Difference parameter for HVAC, Electrical, and Piping families.



    1. Sounds good Rob. Are you an Editor on that sheet already? If not, let me know how I can contact you and I will go ahead and invite you to assist with these edits?