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Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 5:44:24 PM | in place vs. standalone families

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Just want to clarify on in-place vs. stand alone families and keeping file size down on large projects. If you have an rfa file of the family, it is stand alone. If you don't, you don't. Is that one simple way to look at it, or is it more involved than that? If you use "duplicate" under element properties, you are creating an in-place family. If you use "edit family" and doing a save-as in your project library folder, you're creating a stand-alone family. Is that correct? Thanks


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Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 6:16:54 PM | in place vs. standalone families

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"If you have an rfa file of the family, it is stand alone"<< TRUE

"If you use "duplicate" under element properties, you are creating an in-place family." << FALSE 

       If you duplicate type of a family then it is just an added type.  In essance, you have edited a stand alone family.

If you create an in-place family - then it is an in-place family.  If you copy an in-place family, then that is another new - in-place family.

"If you use "edit family" and doing a save-as in your project library folder, you're creating a stand-alone family." << FALSE

      You have just altered the family for that project.

Stand alone is a bad term.  In-place families are meant to be stand alone - used once.  rfa families are multi-use.



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