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    Shared/Nested Line-Based Families

    Sharing a nested line-based family causes errors in the project whenever the host family is copied.

    Is there any way around this other than not sharing the nested family?

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    Any thoughts out there? Hitting walls with my other ideas.

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    It seems like it is creating and then deleting a temporary object. I just created a shared & nested family, copied it in a project and wrote down the element ID from the error. Undid the copy and tried to select the element by ID and there was no object to select...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    Undid the copy and tried to select the element by ID and there was no object to select...
    Hmm. If the error was a result of the copy, and you undid the copy, I wouldn't expect there to be an element to have in ID.

    Ultimately, I'm trying to get around the "groups don't like line-based families" issue. I have time to tinker but not the time to rebuild. Although at this point, had I just rebuilt I'd probably be done!

    It's a shame really. I like the LB workflow. Particularly the trimming/filleting.

    I've even explored the Dynamo route but, apparently, the API doesn't allow for LB families to be hosted to RPs!

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    We've given up on them; at least for modeled elements. All of our original casework families were built as linebased - so easy to pushpull design . but then hard to separate slightly, then casework was moving when the casework on the other side of the wall got pushpulled, then we found out the hard way about grouping and multi level..sigh

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    Yep. Casework. I like the workflow (at least initially) but the rest is enough that I'll have to rebuild. It's only one family right now so it shouldn't be too hard.

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    What about counter tops? For casework (cabinets) it doesn't really make sense beyond early schematic work but I'm seriously considering converting most of my counter tops to LB.

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    Like I said, LB offers a great workflow but they work for crap in a Group. Aaron told us. I didn't want to listen. I'm listening now.

    Now, if there were a way to go from a LB family to a non-hosted famliy that might be a workflow to consider! Maybe a Dynamo definition. I've already got a start on getting the start/end points of the LB family. Shouldn't be too much to place new families in the same locations.

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