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Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 3:02:18 PM | Grouping Line-based Families




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Hey....this is a weird one....has anyone else had a problem grouping line based families? I'm trying to add a closet rod and shelf, which is a line based family, to an exisiting group. When i add it to the group, it creates a new instance of the family inside of a new instance of the group on top of the existing group, if that isnt strange enough the new group only contains the family i'm adding, although the new group is still named the exactly the same name as the exisiting group. I dont know if that makes any sense, it's alittle hard to explain... Anyone else ever have similar problems grouping line-based families? Adam

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Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 7:54:54 PM | RE: Grouping Line-based Families




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I wonder if your lines for the family are not 'model' lines or 'symbolic lines'? When I draw 'model lines and add to my group, they add just like the 3D components or families. I have had what you are talking about where an 'attached detail' is added to the group. I found that view specific drafting elements grouped together as an 'attached detail'. After discovering this feature, it has come in handy for wall type tags, lines representing rated walls, etc. Double check to make sure you are using model lines.

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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 6:00:45 PM | Grouping Line-based Families




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I figured out what it was had to do with the fact that I have mirrored groups that I was trying to insert the line based family into.  When I would insert the object into the group, and then close the group, it would keep the object in the same location inside of the mirrored like say I had a mirrored group on the other side of the building, for some reason Revit placed the line based family in the same location as the non mirrored group...its like it never moved with the mirror...very strange...i'm not sure if my explanination makes sense to anyone or if anyone's ever encountered something like this before. 

I've been using Revit since 8.0 and they definitely still have work to do on groups...they come in soooo handy when doing projects like prototype hotels, but they are extremly unpredictable.  So...everyone out there...beware lined based families inside of mirrored groups!  Let me know if anyone else has had problems like this...

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