Family Names

Family Names

Win64, English

Family Names - An Autodesk® Revit® productivity tool that helps you with fast and efficient renaming capabilities for family and type names. With a simple yet intuitive design, you can rename families

General Usage Instructions

Family Name is a name management plugin for Revit. Standardization is a process in which a given name is broken into constituent parts. For many collaborative projects, this is a requirement and it’s part of BIM. With just one click you can adjust and check the naming of your families and family types against the rules you have set in place. Any changes you make are immediately available to be synced with Revit.

Family names will allow you to easily change the name of any family by just double-clicking on the name in the loaded table, or you can even handle multiple families at once by the use of features available in the app.

Family names will allow you to save data into an Excel file. You can change the names in this file and then inject your changes back into the application by opening the file from the add-in.

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Name Rules – You can define rules that target certain categories (Windows/Doors). These rules represent parts that define what should the name look like. Use these rules to validate the naming process

Wrap Text – With this feature, you can add prefixes or suffixes to the elements in the table (you can choose to apply to all elements, to selected elements, or to elements that did not pass validation)

Find and Replace – Use this feature to change names by replacing certain characters with others. (You can choose to apply to all elements, to selected elements, or to elements that did not pass validation)

Display Parameters - Use this feature to add more information to your names table. You can choose between any parameter that any family has. If you choose a parameter that some families do not have, the information in the row of the family will be left blank.

Compose with Parameters - Use this feature to create a new naming by joining information from family/types parameters (full values or parts of it) with the current name.

Sync – After a change is made in the app sync icon will turn from green to grey meaning that a change was made but the app has not updated Revit yet, and the name has not been synced with Revit. To sync click the update button.

Excel Export/Import Support - You can easily change names in Excel. Export the table in Excel using the Save Xlsx button, make your changes there (you can change only the names column), then import the new names using the Open Xlsx button and the changes will be visible in the app.

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The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

To use the add-in, you have to log in to Revit using the email used to buy the add-in. You can buy multiple copies of the addin and distribute them among colleagues.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2025


Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2024


Added more types in FamilyTypes section (working for versions greater then 2022). Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2023


Added support for Autodesk® Revit® 2022


Minor issue fixed.


The add-in is free for everyone to enjoy :)


The app saves the list of names individually so that when an error occurs, perhaps an invalid character for a certain name, the app will continue saving the rest of the names and display the list of id's and error messages for the elements that could not be saved


Improvements for a better experience. When the excel list of family type names is made, the addin now exports also the name of the family in that list. Added support to offline access, you can use the addin for 5 days without internet connection until a revalidation has to be made.


Improvements for a better experience


This version brings a new UI design that offers a more fluid and clean display. The validation section has been redesigned with multiple information and a more intuitive approach to make the creating of validation rules easier. The new features added are: - A new section that offers you the possibility to extend the table with information extracted from the families/family types parameters. - A new section that allows you to compose a name using the new columns with parameter information alongside with the actual name - A Refresh button to get the latest updates from Revit without closing the app


Added support for Revit 2020 Fixed error when saving duplicate names.


Added Excel support. You can now save the names of your families or family types, make your changes in excel and then open the file to push the changes into the application


Updated release.


Initial Release
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