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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:04:27 AM | Marvin Windows "Cant make type"




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I'm about to smash my computer with a sledgehammer. 


Marvin has a library of windows to use for Revit, you can find it if you just google "marvin windows revit" or something. The window type I am using are their "Ultimate Clad Casement" windows. The Wall type I am inserting into has a total thickness of 10 7/8"  made up of 5/8 shake, 1/2 plywood, two layers of 2x4 stud with 2 1/4" space between them (giving 9 1/4" bottom plate) and then 1/2" gyp. 


The issue that is driving me crazy here is that SOME of their windows will go into this wall perfectly fine, but some will not!! I can insert CUCA4064 with no problems, but CUCA3248 gives me a "Can't make type" error every time. Also, if I insert a window that is "acceptable" and then change the size to be equivalent to the 3248 window, it suddenly cannot make the type and the window is deleted. 


Any idea what on earth is happening with some window types but not others? 



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Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:39:01 AM | Marvin Windows "Cant make type"



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It is a problem within the window family.  You will need to edit the family then try changing the window to the window that you say is NOT working, if it works leave it the same size then try changing the wall thickness in the family to match the wall size in your project to see if it breaks the family.  My guess would be a prameter is breaking because of the wall thickness.

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Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 7:55:49 PM | Marvin Windows "Cant make type"




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Well, it has been helpful to see this thread, because I just had the same problem, and wasted a couple of hours undoing and redoing in case I had somehow screwed up my file by messing with the fields in the window schedule.

Then I wondered if maybe the downloaded family files had been originally created too long ago... in a Revit version that was too primitive to update to 2015...

This evening I sent questions to Marvin on their customer feedback page.  I'll let y'all know if I get usable answers.



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