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Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 5:57:59 AM | Change Default Family Category Model Object Styles

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Hey there people,

Can anyone help me?

If you are making a family, or a component you want to nest in a family, you can start with a Generic Model right? You then change the 'Family Category' to say 'Door' to make it part of a door (so it is filed under doors in your projects 'object styles'). When you do this, there are default 'model object styles' assigned to the family, i.e. frame/mullion. What I would like to know is how to change the defaults, well actually add some more object styles so I don't have to reassign object styles every time.

 Does anyone know how to do this.

 Cheers in advance


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Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:51:33 AM | Change Default Family Category Model Object Styles

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Not sure what you are asking for but you can always create new object styles inside the family which are then controlled in the project.   But these are for symbollic linework.

 

For nested families, you can always build them so that the properties are passed from the host to the nest.  Even though you start with a generic template, you can change the category so that it has door properties.

 



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Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:23:45 PM | Change Default Family Category Model Object Styles

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Thanks for the tip.

 I know how to set up these parameters, and they control more than just symbolic linework. If you make for example a solid extrusion. Select the finished extrusion, click properties, and scroll down to 'subcategory'. You will find that and other sub categories (ojject styles) you have added, are there also. This is how you can control the material types of family elements from the project. What I am asking is how to change the category defaults. If you start with a generic mass family, you can change the category through 'settings-family category and parameters' (in 2009) to for example, 'door'. This changes the object styles to generic 'door' subcategories. I am led to believe that I can change these 'defaults'.

Any one got any ideas?



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