revitron.create

The create submodule and its Create class contain helpful shorthand methods to create Revit elements and families programatically. For example a centered room tag can be created as follows:

tag = revitron.Create.roomTag(self.element, self.getBboxCenter())

Note that some methods are also directly accessible in element classes such as Room:

tag = _(room).tagCenter()

Classes:

Create()

A collection of shorthand methods to create Revit elements.

class Create[source]

Bases: object

A collection of shorthand methods to create Revit elements.

Methods:

GridLineLinear(start, end, name)

Create a new linear grid line.

familyDoc(template, savePath)

Creates a new familiy document from a given template and saves it.add()

familyExtrusion(familyDoc, curveArrayArray, …)

Creates an extrusion within a given family document.

familyInstance(familySymbolId, location[, …])

Creates a new family instance.

roomTag(room, location[, typeId, viewId])

Creates a room tag for a given room element.

view3D()

Create a new 3D view.

static GridLineLinear(start, end, name)[source]

Create a new linear grid line.

Parameters
  • start (object) – A Revit XYZ element

  • end (object) – A Revit XYZ element

  • name (string) – The grid name

Returns

A Revit grid element

Return type

object

static familyDoc(template, savePath)[source]

Creates a new familiy document from a given template and saves it.add()

Parameters
  • template (string) – The template name without the .rft extension.

  • savePath (string) – The full path of the family file to be saved as.

Returns

A reference to the newly created family document.

Return type

object

static familyExtrusion(familyDoc, curveArrayArray, sketchPlane, height=10.0, location=False, isSolid=True)[source]

Creates an extrusion within a given family document.

Parameters
  • familyDoc (object) – A reference to a family document.

  • curveArrayArray (object) – A Revit API CurveArrArray.

  • sketchPlane (object) – A Revit API SketchPlane.

  • height (float, optional) – The extrusion height. Defaults to 10.0.

  • location (object, optional) – A Revit API XYZ point object. Defaults to False.

  • isSolid (bool, optional) – Soild (True) or void (False). Defaults to True.

Returns

The extrusion element.

Return type

object

static familyInstance(familySymbolId, location, structuralType=False)[source]

Creates a new family instance.

Example:

transaction = revitron.Transaction()
instance = revitron.Create.familyInstance(familySymbolId, location)
transaction.commit()
Parameters
  • familySymbolId (object) – A Revit API family symbol ID.

  • location (object) – A Revit API XYZ point.

  • structuralType (object, optional) – A Revit API structural type of False for NonStructural. Defaults to False.

Returns

The family instance.

Return type

object

static roomTag(room, location, typeId=False, viewId=False)[source]

Creates a room tag for a given room element.

Parameters
  • room (object) – A Revit room element

  • location (object) – A Revit point object

  • typeId (ElementId, optional) – An optional Id of a tag type. Defaults to False.

  • viewId (ElementId, optional) – An optional Id of a view. Defaults to the currently active view.

Returns

The Revit RoomTag element

Return type

object

static view3D()[source]

Create a new 3D view.

Returns

A Revit 3D view element

Return type

object