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Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:38:23 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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I'm using Revit 2012, and lately I've been encountering this error message whenever I do a model component in place.  I have no idea what it means, or what settings in the family I should edit to prevent this from happening.  Any suggestions?

 

This last time it happened, I was simply trying to model a single wood panel on a wall.  I was using the generic model family type, set to working plane.  I've done this kind of things hundreds of times before, but lately I keep getting that error, and it won't let me finish the family until it's resolved or I "delete type."


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Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:48:47 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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There are no "types" with model-in-place elements.  The category you were using was generic.

 

There were 2 updates in 2012.  Do you have them both installed?  Maybe that is the issue.  BTW - Installing 2014 messes up a dll used in 2012.

 

Otherwise, it would have to be something in your process and we can't answer without seeing it.


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Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:31:11 AM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Sorry for the incorrect terms.  I had both updates downloaded for 2012.  I'm suspecting that the problem arose with the installation of 2014.  I have since upgraded the offending model to 2014 and am not running into the problem any longer.  Thanks for the help.


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Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 9:41:48 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Hi dpijon, I know it's almost a year later, but I just got in the same problem and figured out through the link posted below, which is similar to my situation. So in case someone else finds him/herself in this situation, here's what worked out for me:

For some reason, whilst modeling an element hoested in a wall's plane, I kept having that error too. Try hosting it to anything else (a level, a reference plane from a reference line, a window) but the wall.

Hope it helps!

AE

Link: http://www.thecadmasters.com/wordpress/index.php/2011/07/19/lofted-revit-mass/


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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:15:02 AM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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5 years later...AnaVg, I had the same problem and did as you instructed. I picked a plane other than the wall I was cutting, and it worked like a charm.  Thanks

 


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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:53:03 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Glad I could help Whitefin!


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Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 2:23:26 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Just got the same error too, when attempting to load a furniture family into a new project. The way I fixed it is by pasting the family as a model-in-place and ungrouping all of the grouped elements within the model.


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Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 2:34:08 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Was this supposed to be an answer?

I don't understand what ungrouping all the groups has to do with this.  Are you trying to load a family that already existed in the model groups?


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Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 1:04:28 AM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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I guess I sort of botched the solution, and I'm not even sure if what I did is the actual reason it stopped giving me an error.

Basically, I tried to load the actual family into the project, and it gave an error. Then I tried copy-pasting the model from the family editor into a new component in the project, and it gave the error again. Then I ungrouped all the elements of the model within the new component, and after I did that the model got saved and there was no error.


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Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 4:19:36 PM | "Can't Regenerate Family ____. Edit Family to modify it." Error message

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Just copy your family. Delete the real one. Move the copied one to the same place. Thats it. Hope that helps you :*


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