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Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:51:25 AM | saving a project to family

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So I have built a container structure...ie One Steel Box. and it was created as a project. (it has walls and a ceiling and a floor so you can punch it with windows etc..) Ill post here for anyones free use. but now I want to turn it into a family, so that I could have them in the components menu like a tree or a car, but can this be done? I try the save as command, go to the family part, but then it doesnt seem to do anything...in fact it became a circular baluster named container...


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Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:22:27 PM | saving a project to family

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Because you didn't create that as in-place and you have walls, ceiling and floor the best you can do is a GROUP and save that group, now you can load that group in other projects when you need.

 


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Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:09:06 PM | saving a project to family

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If you really want it to be a family and it's not parametric, export it as 3D dwg, create a generic family and import your 3D dwg using Import CAD.


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Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:14:41 PM | saving a project to family

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Thanks a lot, those are both great suggestions.

 

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Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 5:39:23 PM | saving a project to family

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Can you re-post this thread with the Subject: Workaround-Project to Family? The idea is to easily find it in the Search Tab. The contents of your re-post would probably like:

Problem: Objects created in a project file (.rvt) converted to a Family (.rfa) (Or anything that suits your taste.)

Workaround: (You'll summarize here the best solution(s) that worked for this particular scenario as suggested in the thread. You can even add an image as supplement.)

Note: See my post yesterday entitled "Workarounds"


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