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Tue, May 19, 2015 at 4:10:33 PM | Locate instances of family, also Hello!

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Hi all at Revit City, 

New user to Revit at a large engineering firm and looking to get some help with locating instances of a family used in a project. 

I have to go through a project and replace an old family type with a new one and i wanted to find a simple way to locate all of the instances of the old family. Using this guide, RevitHelp, i can see that there are 19 instances of the old family used, which helps, but it wont tell me what sheets or drawings they are used. Does anyone have a better way to find the instances besides highlighting the old instances and flipping through the 80 sheets I have?

 

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

 


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Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:11:10 PM | Locate instances of family, also Hello!

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Why not find the item in your browser, right click and pick select all instances and in the properties pulldown, swap it to your new family.

 

Revit will never show you what sheets they may show up on.   You don't say if this is a model element or a detail one.  If model, you can find them in any model view and when changed, it will fix them in all views where the element shows.


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Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:34:54 PM | Locate instances of family, also Hello!

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Sorry, Its a detail element and i cant select all instances and change them at once since leaders and annotation will be removed. 

 

Oh well, if there isnt a simple way to find all instances then I'll go through the rest of the sheets manually. 

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Edit** 

 

Found a similar thread regarding finding detail instances Here. The last post is the method i'm using

Posted by thazell:

"The solution I came up with is this:

1. Select all instances

2. On the manage tool bar "show ids of selection"

3. Copy and paste into notepad

4. Copy a single ID from notepad

5. On the manage tool bar "select by Id"

6. Show

That's a solution that helps me find the orphaned family instances that exist in my project."

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