Scaleable Landscape Families

As a general rule, Revit does not let you scale families. If you stop and think about it, not being about to scale families does make sense. Most family objects, such as chairs and walls, would never simply be “scaled” up (or down) in the real world.

scaleable_rootball exampleBut in the landscape the rules are a little different. Plants, rocks, and other natural objects are more useful when scaleable. Planting families have this built-in, by default, with the Height parameter. But what about other families or nested planting families, like a rootball?

Even though families can’t be scaled with the scale tool, with the right framework and parameters they can still be made scaleable. Continue reading