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Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:21:12 PM | Nested families stored in project - Not in family

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ChadG


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Almost done creating all my doors utilizing nested families, and I wanted to see if anyone had any helpful input on my last step. I have 6 different door families, and all of them use the same nested door panels.

I am wondering if it is a good idea to purge all nested panels out of the door families, (except 1 as a placeholder for the Family Type Parameter) and leave them within the project template files, referencing them into the families when they are needed within the project.

Pros I see doing it this way:

  1. File size, door family sizes will be much smaller because the nested door panel families will be stored within the project file.
  2. Door panel families are treated as seperate entities, more straight forward when creating new types for the different panels.

Con I see doing it this way:

  1. Cant control family types with different nested panels, users would have to create a new type if they needed a different panel. (I am assuming you cannot use a type catalog to reference nested families stored within the project)

A big part of how I am thinking of doing this at the moment is the skill level of the production people in this office. Looking forward to hearing some thoughts on this.

Thanks,

Chad

 


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