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    Is there a way to find out a location of a revit family?

    I have had a previous engineer use a family on a project, and not store a family that he has used in the revit library on the server.

    I've tried to find it but to no luck, it would be nice to be able to click on the family in the project and find the families imported path?

    Thanks,

    Martin

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    Perhaps it was on the engineer's computer....I know not all my families wind up on the server for later use if I assume it's for one project. If you would like a family in a project to be saved to a network library then use the Save As --> Library --> Family in the pulldowns (Big R)....Select the family you want to save or you can even save the entire project library (Can take a while though to do this)
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      This post might show you the path the family was loaded from, otherwise do as Michael has suggested. I wouldn't use Revit's family export function though as it dumps everything into the same folder. Caseapps (and others) have addins that will save out your families to separate folders by category.
      There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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        #4
        I took the plunge and saved the families out of it (didn't realize it could do that!) fortunately it was purely the plant room so a fairly small export, didn't take too long to do!

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          #5
          Originally posted by ESD ltd View Post
          I took the plunge and saved the families out of it (didn't realize it could do that!) fortunately it was purely the plant room so a fairly small export, didn't take too long to do!
          Be sure you check them if you save all of them back to your library. Families can be easily modified for a project but you may not want to override your original thinking the newer one is better.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            I've moved it all to a separate folder within that projects folder, so it's specific to the project it's on only.

            Are you any good with figuring out why pipework isn't acting correctly? I've divided a system that connects to a boiler header kit, but bot inputs to the header kit are becoming the same pipework system type. I've looked into the manufactures family and tried a combination of defining the pipe connections to be Hydronic Supply and returns and also tried setting the as Global to make it dependent on what the pipe is stated as, but not having any luck with it.

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