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    When trying to place a component like a washer into my project I go to my properties bar and for some reason I can not scroll down to pick the washer stops as if it is at the end of the scroll and I know it is not. Is anyone familiar with this?

    #2
    Are the tiny, double arrows at the right of the properties' heading pointing up or down for the ones you can't get to? If pointing down it's closed, just click those arrows, see if you get to the parameters... If not that please post an image, so we can better understand.
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      #3
      I think I know what you are referring to, I've had it happen randomly with components, as well as system families like walls. The list just won't scroll down far enough to display items at the bottom. It is not a consistent problem (at least for me). If you haven't already I'd try restarting Revit and see if it fixes the issue. If it doesn't help there are a couple workarounds: If you need to place items, do so by locating the component in the project browser and drag it into the view. If you need to change the type do so through the "edit type" dialog rather than from the drop down list in the properties browser.
      Julie Kidder
      Architect + BIM Director
      Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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        #4
        Hi jmk,

        I think your terminology is a bit out?

        The properties bar is current for whatever element is selected. So you need to activate the right command for all families of that type to be available, not all families are always an option every time at the top of the properties bar.

        Eg:
        1. Systems --> Model --> Component --> Place a Component ... This will make many components available.
        2. Architecture --> Wall ... this will activate the wall command and wall types will be available.

        Does this make sense?
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          #5
          Originally posted by Kate Buckle View Post
          Hi jmk,

          I think your terminology is a bit out?

          The properties bar is current for whatever element is selected. So you need to activate the right command for all families of that type to be available, not all families are always an option every time at the top of the properties bar.

          Eg:
          1. Systems --> Model --> Component --> Place a Component ... This will make many components available.
          2. Architecture --> Wall ... this will activate the wall command and wall types will be available.

          Does this make sense?
          My language is correct. The problem that I think the OP is referring to is when the properties browser does not enable you to scroll all the way down to the bottom. For example, if you are trying to place a wall or change the type and use the drop down in the properties bar it will show walls at the top of the list, but will not enable you to scroll far enough for curtain walls or stacked walls. When placing a component the list won't scroll far enough to show items from plumbing fixtures or specialty equipment.
          Julie Kidder
          Architect + BIM Director
          Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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            #6
            When parameter groups are collapsed (the small chevron icons/arrows Jay is referring to) this can affect the scrolling of the properties palette. Make sure they are all expanded fully.

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              #7
              What it sounds like OP is describing (please correct me if I'm wrong undrake) does not regard the properties of a component, but the unavailability of a component in the drop down list at the top of the properties bar. Mine is currently working, but I've added an image of the area in question. Sometimes you can't scroll to items at the bottom of the list, and must use the alternate methods I mentioned in my first post.

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              Julie Kidder
              Architect + BIM Director
              Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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