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Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 7:44:29 PM | DOORS - Family - Types - Keys - Nested Families ETC.

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I want to find the best approach for handling doors in Revit.  For instance, is it better to have two different families - one for Hollow Metal Door - Hollow Metal Frame and one for Hollow Metal Door - Hollow Metal Frame - 4 Inch Head.  What is the best way to handle hardware, a nested family or yes no parameters under a universal shared parameters file.  Has anyone been through this?  The vast array of options seems a little danting.

 Any advise is appreciated.

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Nathan


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Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 10:23:08 PM | DOORS - Family - Types - Keys - Nested Families ETC.

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We have both 2" and 4" heads.  In other words, two different families.  This takes care of the "look" in elevations and door frame legends.  However we don't use the doors themselves to generate the head, jamb and sill details.  We do this with drafting views of the different door types in a variety of wall types such as CMU or metal or drywall.  This way the dimensioning and text are already there and these drafting views are in our library where everyone can get at them by using the "Insert From File" command in the "File" pulldown menu.  It takes a little time up front to create them, but once they're done you don't have to do it again.

What I did was just draw them on a per job basis, and after a few months I went back into those jobs, copied the drafting view I'd made and everyone else had done, and pasted them into a file called "drafting views".  There are doors, windows, ADA stuff....whatever, all in the same file and then when you use "Insert from File" you can check whichever ones you like and load them into your project.

Anyway, hope that helps a little.


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Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 10:50:54 PM | DOORS - Family - Types - Keys - Nested Families ETC.

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Thanks,

 That answers most of my thoughts.  I just want to start off on the right foot so I don't find out 3 months from now 'ohhh........you should have set these up this way!"  Appreciate you taking the time to respond as well.

 

 


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Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 9:36:37 PM | DOORS - Family - Types - Keys - Nested Families ETC.

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No problem Nathan.

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