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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:38:45 PM | Inserting Component

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Luigiman


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Hi, I am using Revit 2010, and found this new preview window when u want to place a component. Basically I have created about 20 custom casework families, for the projects I work on. They are all parametric. The problem is that when I try to place them (Go to the home tab, Component, Place a component) the saved view that shows up for every casework Family I have made is the back view, so there is no way for me to know, if the cabinet has shelves, doors, drawers, etc. Can't put that on the family name, because a conventional system they use here in the office. I have tried everything. Default views, etc. but still can't seem to switch that view on the preview.

 I have attached a screen shot... In this case,I made a sign as a generic model, and when i go to insert, it displays the back view of the sign. 

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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 4:55:04 PM | Inserting Component

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I have figured it out...Finally, was driving me crazy...

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Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:36:20 AM | Inserting Component

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Why don't you answer your own question? the other members will thank you....

 

 


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Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 10:46:39 AM | Inserting Component

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oops sorry. Here it goes...

 Even if you insert on your project Autodesk provided casework families, once u load them in, when u want to place another one, the image u see on the ribbon is of the back of the cabinet. So I went into those families, and looked at the way they were set up, there was nothing diferent about the way I set up mine. So I found out that by default, revit for the purpose of creating the preview view that appears on the ribbon for a family type, takes the front view as the back. So to make it clearer, on the plan view of the cabinet family, there are 2 reference planes,  the front and back. Back being the south one and front the north one. so it doesn't mather that u change the names, do anything u want to them, it will still always take the north view on the plan as the DEFAULT. So what I did was rotate the component. Selected everything in 3D then in plan and rotate it 180 and saved it and loaded again to my project and there u go... Now I can tell when I am inserting a cabinet, if it's the right kind based on the interior configuration of the shelves, drawers, doors, etc.

 


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