Families
Create and manage Families in Rhino
In Rhino, use the panel or blocks to create and assign families in the current Rhino document.
Families group the geometry imported into different loadable families or system families in a Revit project or Ifc file.

Creating a new family

In Rhino, families can be created manually or with Rhino blocks.

Using the panel

Select any number of Rhino objects and start typing in the panel a name in the family field. The family is now created in the document and includes the selected geometry. At any time you can assign more objects to an existing family by typing the family name in the Family field of the selected objects. To remove an object from a family just clear the family field of the object.

Using blocks

Create a block in rhino named as the family. The family is now created in the Rhino document and includes the block objects. At any time you can assign more objects to an existing family by adding objects to the block. To remove an object from a family remove it from the block.

Family Category

Families can be assigned to different available categories. Use the panel to change a family category. Some Categories behave different than others.

Accessing Families in the document

To view and quickly select any Family in the document use F on the panel. Select one or more Families in the list and press select to select all objects that are assigned to that family.

Transfer Rhino layers and properties

The T tool can generate automatically families and subcategories from Rhino layers.
Set up a good layer structure to work best with this workflow.