RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

333 Users Online (160 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> Revit Building >> Technical Support >> Export family from project file to library

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Tue, Oct 3, 2006 at 10:29:37 PM | Export family from project file to library

#1

burke424


active

Joined: Mon, Jul 24, 2006
48 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


This is probably really simple but I can't figure out how to export or save a hand rail and stair family that I duplicated and modified in a project out to my library to so I can access them later. Is there a way to do this or do I need to recreate them in the family editor?

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 6:12:02 AM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#2

vnd


active

Joined: Fri, Nov 5, 2004
97 Posts
3 Stars: 2 Votes


Click on the object, 'edit family type', once it opens 'save it as' into your library.

-----------------------------------
VND

This user is offline

 

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 12:40:50 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#3

rkitect


active
rkitect Avatar

Joined: Thu, Dec 16, 2004
792 Posts
4 Stars: 29 Votes


Or you can try: File >> Save to Library >> Save Family Select the family you want to save to library. This may only be available in R9 and later... I'm not sure when it was implemented.

-----------------------------------

-//------------------------

Carl - rkitecsure[at]gmail.com

Need help? I'm probably in my chat room!

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is never get involved in a land war in asia, but only slightly less well known is this! Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 9:09:06 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#4

burke424


active

Joined: Mon, Jul 24, 2006
48 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


Thank you for the assistance. I knew I was overlooking something easy.

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 10:31:07 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#5

Mr Spot


site moderator|||
Mr Spot Avatar

Joined: Tue, Jan 13, 2004
2889 Posts
4.5 Stars: 92 Votes


Yes you can save out the individual parts of the railing... IE: The balusters and profiles used. But for the actual railing its best to setup a special project that contains all your railings pre-setup. Then when you need a particular railing in a project all you need to do is open this file and save it into your project. HTH.

-----------------------------------

Regards,

Chris.

Co-Founder | BIM Consultant | Software Designer  CryingB. Arch)

Xrev Revit API Addins | Revit Rants

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 10:34:06 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#6

burke424


active

Joined: Mon, Jul 24, 2006
48 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


Thanks for the input Mr Spot. Our company is in production of or first Revit project so any tips on organization are appreciated.

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Oct 4, 2006 at 10:54:10 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#7

gdoorn


active

Joined: Thu, Jan 26, 2006
118 Posts
1 Stars: 1 Votes


does anyone have a handrail component family that uses a central panel (glass, wire-mesh, metal panel, etc) in between vertical posts (maybe 4' O.C.) and a top rail of some configuration? i see this all time time in many offices, so i assume there is a family floating around out there with it.

This user is offline

 

Thu, Oct 5, 2006 at 12:01:51 PM | RE: Export family from project file to library

#8

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 361 Votes


This is so easy you are going to kick yourself. First add a profile that describes your infill panel in cross section Like a rectangle 1/2" x 28" or so depending on your cross section. When you set up your railing, use this profile for your middle rail and assign it the right material...... :->

This user is offline

 

Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:07:18 PM | Export family from project file to library

#9

elduderino1234


active

Joined: Mon, Mar 19, 2007
78 Posts
No Rating


Is there a way to do a batch export of families that are embedded in the project? I am currently using RAC 2009. Thanks

This user is offline

 

Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:39:28 PM | Export family from project file to library

#10

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 361 Votes


No

This user is offline

 

Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:23:38 PM | Export family from project file to library

#11

MARS1276


active

Joined: Thu, Jan 24, 2008
193 Posts
1 Stars: 1 Votes


I am using Revit 2010, so I do not recall if I did this in 2009 or 2010.

WWHub can possibly confirm this as I read it on one of his posts.  Anyways, I have done this for my walls and doors that we typically use.

(with 2010 anyways) You can create a new project, naming it something like 'Stairs' or whatever.  You would need to create levels in this project for the stairs to be assigned to.  Then you could make a block of the stairs you want to keep in a library and use again.  At this point you copy (Ctrl+C) and go to the other project and paste it in (Ctrl+V).  I have done this with our doors and wall and window types.  The great thing about doing this is that you can create a plan view and then use notation to call out a description of that item so you know at a glance which one you want to copy/paste into your other projects later.

AND using this manner you can make a block of many items and copy/paste them as one block.  This would be a way to do a "batch export" of a sort.

Something to try anyways.


This user is offline

 

Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 8:20:52 PM | Export family from project file to library

#12

CADdaddy


active

Joined: Fri, Oct 24, 2008
4 Posts
No Rating


I know this is an old thread but I've just released an addin that does batch export component families.  Try it out at www.caddaddy.com/software/revit

This user is offline

 

Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:23:19 PM | Export family from project file to library

#13

revicik


active

Joined: Sun, Oct 9, 2011
1 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


I had the same problem with exporting just families from the project and still can't do it right.

 

I'm doing "Getting Started Tutorial" from http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=revit2011_english, I have the files downloaded 

but I'm creating the building in new file so there are some families missing.

 

When I open the ready file with building and follow Save as -> Library -> Family in the list I can't find what is in the project.

For example in project when I click on stairs it says -  "Stair Steel Stair -MPK" and the is no such family in the list. Not even anything similar while for example "Door Double Flush - Variable" is as well in the project as in the list of families.

 

What can I do to save those stairs to use them somewhere else? [These are my 3 first days with Revit] 



Attached Images

98222_problem.jpg

This user is offline

 

Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 6:28:14 PM | Export family from project file to library

#14

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 361 Votes


Revit stairs, floors, walls, roofs and ramps are all system level and you can not save them as a family.  You can copy, paste them from project to project and you could copy, paste them into your project template.


This user is offline

 

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

Revit 2014 Export Sheets or Save to new file

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 5:21:21 PM

1

Family project/library coordination

General Discussion >> Wishlist

Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:39:56 PM

0

saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Dec 3, 2007 at 3:12:07 PM

5

saving families in a project

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:41:58 PM

2

DWG Export Mapping File - Export Family Names

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:17:21 PM

0

Site Stats

Members:

1531269

Objects:

21318

Forum Posts:

151315

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 1.6142

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights