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    Create 2D symbol for 3D family

    So I have a family with some other nested families and groups in it. The main family looks good in the project, but for the nested families I want them to appear as a symbol of my own design rather than what the family actually looks like. I suppose I could place detail components or annotation symbols in the project at the locations where the nested families appear, but I would rather have them show up in real time.

    As an example of what I'm talking about would be an electrical outlet in a model. I want the outlet to be modeled correctly in the model, but in the floor plan I would want to see just a symbol.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Place the detail item or annotation family INSIDE the electrical fixture, hide the 3D geometry in plan view and there you have it.

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    That sounds like it would work but the symbol is not showing up. What "elevation" does the symbol come in at? I placed it in the reference view, parallel to the plan view, so I thought that would work but it's not so far.

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