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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:58:18 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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I am trying to organize my family library, and I've noticed that when I highlight the files, sometimes there is a preview of what it will look like and sometimes it is just the picture of the icon.  Does anyone know how to augment a family file so that there is always a preview?  It saves a lot of time while browsing through hundreds of doors to have a little picture of what it will look like!

 

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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:11:04 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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Oh;  P.S.

 

I am using Revit 2011 and wonder if the preview issue has to do with the version in which the family was created.  Along those lines, assume I know nothing about thumbnails; are they a property of the family or is it a MS Windows thing?  CryingUsing Windows 7 x64).

If it is a Revit version issue, is there a way to make any family compatible with thumbnails?

 

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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:14:54 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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When you save a file, their is an option to save current view (or any selected view) as the icon.  So open and save with this option selected.


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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:34:44 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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That does it.  Thanks!


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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:45:42 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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Ok, one more question;

 

If the file doesn't come with a 3D view alread setup for the tumbnail and I try to create a new one that is zoomed in, when I save that view as the thumbnail, the thumbnail is tiny and zoomed way out from where I was.  

 

Any idea how to make sure the thumbnail is the same as the view I choose for it?


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Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:52:48 PM | Thumbnail preview for Revit Families?

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I tried messing with the view scale, but that doesn't seem to affect it...



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