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Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:05:47 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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I have a water closet family that the architects want me to use, but theirs is wall based, and it wont go into our drawings, as we dont own the wall as it is a linked model.

 

How can I change a wall based family to be face based?

 

If I copy over the geometry and the ref planes to a new face based template, I lose some parameters and family types.


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Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:19:24 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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And there in lays one of the biggest pains of revit !!!

Sorry - I got no help for U....I have not found any easy ways of changing hosts.


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Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 7:47:44 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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Did you try grouping the objects in the original family template, then coping and pasting that group into the new family template?

The bottom line is you will loose some information. The art is finding which method of getting the data from one to the other while loosing the least amount of it.

 

Good luck.

 


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Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:04:00 AM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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Been in this situation many times before. I would try the grouping method, but i think the parameter info still gets lost.It's the kind of thing that could cost you a lot of time in trying - I would copy the forms across, an put the work in to update the parameter settings etc, as you need.

Best thing to do is not use wall based fams for anything! (obviously it sucks when you receive stuff that is, but what can you do!).

I know that didnt help much, but had to rant.

Good luck 


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Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:11:50 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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If this is a linked file; couldn't you just draw a generic wall for where it is suppose to go and then just hide it?

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Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:36:19 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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I have thought of that but never tried it.  I have never yet made a wall, and I wasn't sure how it would show up on the architectural side.

I was able to modify their families to add connectors, so maybe that is a work around.

Has anyone else tried this successfully?


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Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:53:58 PM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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Copy/ Monitor the linked model wall that the water closet is hosted to ???


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Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:24:37 AM | changing type of a family from wall based to face based

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i found a relatively easy fix.  Search for the subject  Converting Ceiling Based families to Face Based Families.  I have posted a method there, where you nest the wall or ceiling based family into a new face based family.

Good luck.


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