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Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 2:36:06 PM | Trusses - Different Chords & Webs

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I have been evaluating multiple ways of dealing with a farily large project and numerous different trusses throughout the project.  I have looked into grouping which performs well but I loose alot of functionality in the actual project enviornemnt.  I have looked into building my own complex framing family but loose the scheduleing and tagging abilities I am looking for.

Alas. . . the truss family!  Does everything I want functionality wise, schedule wise, tagging abilities. The only problem (and it is a huge one for my anticipated workflow) is that I can only assign one Structural Framing Type Family for ALL the top chords, ALL the (|)web members, All the (/) web members and ALL the bottom chords.

Ahh, revit awesomely lets me change these elements individually in the modelk after the truss is in place so I can have different sizes.  Unfortunatly this can only be done per instance.  I cannot select the truss type and change them all at once and I cannot select the framing element (select all instances) becasue it really doies "select ALL instances" even on different trusses.

Any thoughts on how to get multiple chord & web types to work in a truss family as type elements or select framing elements included in particular truss types?

Any comments are much appreciated.


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Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 4:40:56 PM | Trusses - Different Chords & Webs

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You can have sub-families in your truss family that can be controlled by type.


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Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 12:39:23 AM | Trusses - Different Chords & Webs

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WWHub, I figured you would be the one to reply. . . Can you elaborate a bit? Are you referring to loading a structural framing beam into the truss family or defining sweeps and extrusion in the family. I tried loading structural framing families into the complex framing template and lost functionality. Is a sub-family you are referring to different ( I will search the help...but appreciate your direction). If I can get this to work it will save me hours.

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Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:10:44 PM | Trusses - Different Chords & Webs

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I have ben attempting to get something to work the way I was hoping. . . but no luck.

I have tried loading a structural framing famly into the truss template; however, a warning states "Can't create element in this family". Bummer.  I alos, tried creating another truss element and loading it into the truss family and I cannot creat that family because the template is drawn in the Level 1 view.

Any additional thoughts?


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