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    Break line symbol

    I'm trying to create a simple breakline symbol (see my effort attach). Therefore I used the generic detail template. Everything is fine but I don’t have any grip when its inserted into my project. I have to select my breakline then go to property & then input the length of my line… Is there any way to get some grips in a generic detail? or a better way of doing this...
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    Why not just use the one that's already in Revit? It's in the families folder>detail items>Div. 01 general

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Why not just use the one that's already in Revit? It's in the families folder>detail items>Div. 01 general
    Because without doing you never learn.

    The key to having grips is assigning the RPs as weak references and properly assigning dimensions to them. Ive uploaded my break lines for your reference. They are needlessly over complicated so take them with a grain of salt.
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    My breakline symbol is like from the last century compare to yours... I like this very, very much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Why not just use the one that's already in Revit?
    Because it's pants? I found it threw a total wobbly once - with something as "simple" as relocate project (it refused to and tore up some details) - and like Alex said, it's best to learn by making your own....

    That said, I've not editted mine to incorporate the generic annotation trick (to keep the break icon a consistent plotted size) that I read posted elsewhere on the forum a few weeks back.

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    That Alex is a Whiz-Kid !


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    question about those family files up there. I know how and where to find the family files in revit (load family icon) and everything usually is fine. I need more!!! I am going to make my own and want to download them. Ideally I want a folder with thousands. When downloading new ones where do you guys save/put them and is there anything I should know? Do you just make your own folder somewhere and Revit will act "cool". I am asking because I screwed all kinds of stuff up with my autocad before with blocks and templates and got ****** and re installed the program, lol. Just trying to prevent some new headaches. Solidworks and Revit give enough to begin with.

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    My advice is to keep your custom folders away from the OOTB revit folders. Preferably on the server somewhere. That makes things easier when you upgrade. Especially if you kill the older versions (like I do).

    You can set up which folder Revit goes to when you load a family. I leave mine in the OOTB directory, though.

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