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    Using floor based families in a linked model

    I have modeled a drain that pops up through the floor using a face based family template.

    When I load it into a project I get the desired result, below.

    Using floor based families in a linked model-drain_project.png

    When I load it into a project that is using a linked architects model, I get the below result.

    Using floor based families in a linked model-drain_linked.png

    Am I using the wrong template? I have tried floor based template but It will not recognize linked floors.

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    Is there a reason your not using a pipe for your drain?

    For the family it depends on how u oriented the family in the family editor how it attaches to the face of an object
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    Is there a reason your not using a pipe for your drain?

    For the family it depends on how u oriented the family in the family editor how it attaches to the face of an object
    I am not using pipes because I am not modelling full systems, only plotting a preferred location of drain pop ups. I have attached a screenshot of the symbol we currently use in AutoCAD.

    Using floor based families in a linked model-drain_symbol.png

    Will I be able to host a symbol (similar to the attached) if I use a pipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    Is there a reason your not using a pipe for your drain?

    For the family it depends on how u oriented the family in the family editor how it attaches to the face of an object
    This is how the family looks in the family editor.

    Using floor based families in a linked model-drain_orientation.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim_nn View Post

    When I load it into a project that is using a linked architects model, I get the below result.

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    Am I using the wrong template? I have tried floor based template but It will not recognize linked floors.
    Families won't cut through linked model geometry. For openings that small we don't even create openings, just represent the area in plan. Less geometry faces for Revit to calculate also.

    Make sure 'always vertical' is checked in the family properties to keep it vertical.
    Last edited by elton williams; October 31st, 2016 at 01:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    Families won't cut through linked model geometry. For openings that small we don't even create openings, just represent the area in plan. Less geometry faces for Revit to calculate also.

    Make sure 'always vertical' is checked in the family properties to keep it vertical.
    I cannot see the ‘always vertical’ check box in family properties.

    The Autodesk website says ‘The option to create vertical families pertains only to families hosted by floors, ceilings, roofs, and site surfaces.’

    Can you recommend what template would be best to use?

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