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    Revit 2018 - Generic Model Element Category issue (bug?)

    Hello,
    I'm working on my first project in Revit 2018 and have noticed a strange issue I've not had before. Essentially, some families are behaving as Generic Models in the visibility graphics settings in some views.

    First, a toilet family was not adjusting to the Plumbing Fixtures overrides in the view template. If I click on the toilet, it says it's a Plumbing Fixture. I had to change the visibility settings of Generic Models to override it.

    Later, I was having the same issue with the lights. I'm in a view with Lighting Fixtures visibility off, but I still see them. If I click on one, it shows it as a Generic Model, even though it isn't. If I select the one of the elements of that family in a view with lighting fixtures on, properties shows it as a Lighting Fixture as it's supposed to be.

    I opened the families and they both have embedded Generic Model families in them. That appears to be what's remaining visible when the category is overridden in visibility graphics.

    What's going on here? Anyone else have this issue? How can I fix this?
    Last edited by traxfish; April 12th, 2018 at 03:49 PM.

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    If the nested families are shared their catageory will follow through to the project. Depending on which templates the nested families were built on, you may be able to edit them and change their category over to what you want, the reload them into the parent family and then into the project.

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