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Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:19:15 AM | Electrical devices not hosting??




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I have downloaded numerous electrical familes from RevitCity (both electrical devices such as switches and receptacles, and lighting). However, after I load them into my project, I am unable to select any form of host (wall or ceiling) to place the device. The only devices that allow me to choose a host (and let me choose WHICH host I want - surface, wall or ceiling), are the families that came default with Revit. I tried the defective families in another project (different file, different architect) and had the same problems. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments???

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Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 10:17:41 AM | Electrical devices not hosting??



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What families are you talking about? (switches and receptacles) could be in 2D so you only can place them in a 2D representation like a component in a section view in a callout for example, if it's in 3D edit the family and check how it was made to see where it can be attached, also, check the categories and parameters....



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Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:43:01 PM | Electrical devices not hosting??




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One reason could be that the devices downloaded are hosted to a wall- not an extrusion. A linked file needs the host of the familes to be extrusions and not actual walls, ceilings or floors. Those families work only for a non-linked file.

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