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Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:09:27 PM | Wall based family sinks into the wall

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I have made a wall based family in Revit Architecture 2012. It is basically a painting that is wall based. The family was made fine, but when I try to load it into other projects, some parts of it sink into the wall. I have no idea why this is happening. I have tried everything - from locking dimesnions. to pinning, to aligning to the wall face and then locking.

Can someone please help me.

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Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:21:51 PM | Wall based family sinks into the wall

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You built the family wrong.... :-) ... we all do initially.

 

This family would probably perform better as face basted.  Then your painting could mount on any surface.

 

Because elements will associate with the center of the wall, I like to build wall based families around a work plane that I initially place well away from the wall.  Then I add a dimension from the wall face to that plane - click on the plane and change the dimension to 0.  The plane and everything is now associated with the wall face and the family can always be edited by changing the dimension again.


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Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:35:39 PM | Wall based family sinks into the wall

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Thanks so much for the information. What you said makes sense. I will do that next time.

But somehow, now its working. I aligned both my sweep and extrusion to the wall face and locked it again. And now it seems to be working. Might not be the best way, but its working Smile

I know I should have made a face based, that way it could be used on any face. Will try that also. Thanks so much for replying !


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Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 9:57:35 PM | Wall based family sinks into the wall

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I know this is an old thread, but I'm suddenly having the same issue... but with all of my lighting fixtures (which worked fine before).  I've tried converting them to face-based instead of wall based using the Link copy/monitor trick, and it does convert it - but it jacks up the family.  So all of the families are sunken some seemingly random depth into the wall, rather than sitting on the surface like they should.  Happens in every file, with every light fixture.  Seems like a Revit glitch/fail?  Yes I've rebooted things, no I haven't re-installed Revit.  Anyone ever run into this?


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Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:50:39 PM | Wall based family sinks into the wall

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This is still an issue with how the family has been built.


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