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    Trouble Converting Ceiling Based Family into Face Based

    Hi all,

    I have 3 Ceiling Based families that I am looking to convert to face based so they can be hosted on a generic model family.

    I have hunted around for a solution and the best method to get this done seems to be hosting the families in a temporary file, then linking this into another temp file and copy/monitoring the families into that project (As this apparently updates them to face based).

    Problem is, I am unable to select the linked families once I enter the copy/monitor dialogue.

    I am working in Revit Architecture 2014, and the it seems that only MEP fixtures can be copy/monitored. I have updated the family category for the fixtures to Mechanical Equipment (As this is what they are), but still find myself unable to select them once they are linked.

    Anyone know why I would running into this?

    Cheers

    Edit: After a bit more searching, it seems that the families must come directly from an MEP model, and that converting their category in Revit Arc isn't enough... Is that the case?
    Last edited by Yorgan; January 28th, 2015 at 08:01 AM.

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    You are correct must have Revit or Revit MEP for that to work

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    Hmm, looks like we'll have to re-model then...

    Thanks!

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