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    Just so I'm clear before I change stuff and mess up some families.

    I started my dry clean equipment families as generic models, then added a sub category called equipment so I can hide them in different views.

    Now I'm thinking they should be specialty equipment. Would it mess anything up to just open each family and change the category to specialty equipment? I'm assuming that's what that tool is for, so you can change the category if need be, even though you started in another category.
    Dan

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    No there is no issue in doing this at all. My last firm would do this all the time.

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      #3
      Cool, thanks. Of course, I just added to my work load. lol
      Dan

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        #4
        Job security!

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          #5
          Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
          No there is no issue in doing this at all. My last firm would do this all the time.
          Well, it may not be an *issue* (but *I* think it is)
          When switching to a new category, you´ll most likely have to reasign each object to a new subcategory, and in some cases there are OOTB parameters and labels which might also change or get added... It really depends on which category is switched to/from.

          In the specific example with Generic switched to Special Equipment, the custom subcategory (Equipment) will disapear...
          Klaus Munkholm
          "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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            #6
            For some reason at my old firm we would always start things as generic models and then switch them to the appropriate category and we never ran in to issues doing this. I am a little confused on the custom subcategory (Equipment), could one of you explain a little further?

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              #7
              Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
              ....I am a little confused on the custom subcategory (Equipment), could one of you explain a little further?
              Dzatto created a custom subcategory in the generic family - That custom subcategory will be gone when switched to Spec. Equip.

              Originally posted by dzatto View Post
              I started my dry clean equipment families as generic models, then added a sub category called equipment so I can hide them in different views....
              Klaus Munkholm
              "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                #8
                Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                Dzatto created a custom subcategory in the generic family - That custom subcategory will be gone when switched to Spec. Equip.
                Exactly. I found out the hard way, AFTER I switched all my categories. The equipment sub category remained for some stuff, but disappeared for others. I guess I have more work to do.

                Not to mention, I have a few projects with these already inserted. So I will now have to reinsert them, then redo all my views. Oh well, better to do it the right way now I guess.
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Difference between generic model and conceptual mass

                  Why can not swich between generic model category and mass (volume) category ?

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                    #10
                    The quick simple answer is that the toolsets for a generic model family and (conceptual) mass family are completely different. Only the generic model adaptive shares the same modeling environment as the mass families.

                    Jon

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