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Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:35:13 PM | Families



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I have created 14 millwork families, loaded them into my project and created a furniture schedule. 13 show up on the schedule but the 14th will not. 

I have a feeling I have created that one detail and chose another category for the family such as custom or millwork instead of furniture which is why it will not show on the furniture schedule with the other.

The long weekend must have affected my brain I cannot remember how to change the family to the furniture category so it reads on the schedule. Sorry if my Revit terminology is off.




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Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:40:35 PM | Families



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Category is set in the family editor.  .... family category and settings - edit and then reload.

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I am trying to place this chair family into my floorplan but the only shows as a square- when I edit this family and look at it in plan it shows the actual outline of the chair. Why does it look different when I load it into my project? How do I get it to look like a chair in my project. Please see photo for reference 

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Most well made families that are 'heavy' in model elements like your chair are made with a 3D element for 3D views and seperate 2D representation for plans (and sometimes elevations).  You need to examine your family furthur in the family editor. 


This 3D element may actually be an import from CAD or sketchup.  As such, the family builder probably set this import to be only visible in 3d.   Temporarily hide this element and you should see your square.  This could be annotation lines or a masking region which are set to be visible in plan views. 


You can delete these 2D items and then turn your 3D element back on.  You could set that to be visible in plans and elevations but I suggest instead you consider just tracing the outline of this with annotative lines set to be visible in plan.

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