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    Can't make type


    This is the error show in revit mep 2012 When i open the family with catalog file

    Anyone Can tell me the solution

    what is the problem?

    #2
    Well, it might help if you attach the file (and catalog)...
    What might be the problem is this workflow:

    1. Create family with multiple types.
    2. Add parameters to 1 type and fill them WITHOUT filling in the same parameters in all types. Because the (length) parameters defaults to 0 the other types might not be able to create geometry.

    How to solve this:
    First off, check the type catalog. If there are dimension values set to 0, change them to a real value.
    Off course, it might be that the parameters involved aren't showing up in your Type Catalog. If so, expand the error screen. If I'm correct the types that cause problems are listed, delete those out of the type catalog and you're good to go.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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      #3
      Ha!
      I'm having the same problem. My family doesn't even have types!
      I've tried loading it into a different project.
      I've tried purging the family and anything to do with it and re-inserting.
      It inserts the family but when I try to make an instance of it, Revit kicks out the error.
      I've also tried inserting it with the door icon on the architectural tab but again, the same error pups up.
      I've made a brand new project with a fresh, virgin wall - nothing doing.
      If I've done this right, there are pdf's showing the error and the revit door family I made attached...
      Attached Files
      Say something interesting....

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        #4
        Originally posted by Gabriel Black View Post
        Ha!
        I'm having the same problem. My family doesn't even have types!
        I've tried loading it into a different project.
        I've tried purging the family and anything to do with it and re-inserting.
        It inserts the family but when I try to make an instance of it, Revit kicks out the error.
        I've also tried inserting it with the door icon on the architectural tab but again, the same error pups up.
        I've made a brand new project with a fresh, virgin wall - nothing doing.
        If I've done this right, there are pdf's showing the error and the revit door family I made attached...
        You seem to have some issues with constraints related to the wall width... If you (in the family editor) try to change the width of the dummy wall, Revit blows up - but if you load the door into a project, and place the door in a wall with similar width (150 mm) as the dummy wall, it works just fine.

        So, happy hunting for that (or those) messed up constraint(s) :beer:
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
          So, happy hunting for that (or those) messed up constraint(s) :beer:
          I don't hunt well. It annoys me. I've started from scratch and boy am I testing it as I go!
          Say something interesting....

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gabriel Black View Post
            I don't hunt well. It annoys me. I've started from scratch and boy am I testing it as I go!
            First rule of thumb when creating families....do not dimension to extrusions....create reference planes, constrain to those and constrain the extrusion to the reference plane.

            Try changing the wall width in your family....you will see items not constrained...
            Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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              #7
              Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
              Try changing the wall width in your family....you will see items not constrained...
              I'd normally agree, but the above family blew up Revit when I tried to change the wall with in the family editor. Tried again after a restart, but Revit crashed again
              Klaus Munkholm
              "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                #8
                Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                I'd normally agree, but the above family blew up Revit when I tried to change the wall with in the family editor. Tried again after a restart, but Revit crashed again
                I've made a deadly family haven't I?
                I re-made it very carefully and spent time on it and it works as it should (expected) now.
                Thank you all for your help in this!
                Oh, and here's the finished product that works (in Revit MEP 2012)

                Ciao for now.
                Attached Files
                Last edited by Gabriel Black; January 19, 2012, 06:06 AM. Reason: Adding attachments.
                Say something interesting....

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