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    How to save a single family memberor type

    Hello Everyone,

    Ive created many set types of shower pans that change parametrically and only want to save one to give to a customer without all the options within in a family. I want to save the last model in the video. Thank you in advance

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    You'd have to open the family and do a save as, then delete all your types and dimensions that make it flexible. Then send that file. Unless someone else has a magical plugin that can do that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pivoarch View Post
    You'd have to open the family and do a save as, then delete all your types and dimensions that make it flexible. Then send that file. Unless someone else has a magical plugin that can do that for you.
    Thank you so much!!! It be great if there were a plug-in to do this


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    If it's a huge list to delete, you can always open 2 new blank drawings. Import the family in the first drawing, and place the type you want on a floorplan. After this you copy the element, and past it in the 2nd blank drawing. Normally Revit will only transfer the family with this one type to the new drawing. After this action, edit the family starting from this drawing and save as...

    A better way in the future is to use a catalog file in junction with your family. This will give you the ability to import only the type you want in a drawing, without cluttering you library with tons of unnecessary types for the project.
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    Why not just load the family into an empty project file,shift select all the types you don't want in the PB and just delete them all at once. Then save the family out.
    As above, type catalogues are a much better idea for families with lots of types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmeu View Post
    If it's a huge list to delete, you can always open 2 new blank drawings. Import the family in the first drawing, and place the type you want on a floorplan. After this you copy the element, and past it in the 2nd blank drawing. Normally Revit will only transfer the family with this one type to the new drawing. After this action, edit the family starting from this drawing and save as...

    A better way in the future is to use a catalog file in junction with your family. This will give you the ability to import only the type you want in a drawing, without cluttering you library with tons of unnecessary types for the project.
    Excellent! I'm going to look into catalogs to better organize my project and to export/ save individual assets. I'm still trying to get the hang of families. I tend to over think things


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmonty View Post
    Excellent! I'm going to look into catalogs to better organize my project and to export/ save individual assets. I'm still trying to get the hang of families. I tend to over think things


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    You're a brave soul to attack immediately the families But it's a powerful system once you master it!
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