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    A Better Ladder Family

    I downloaded a manufacturer's roof access ladder from seek and attached it to the exterior wall, set the height and offset from the wall, and everything looks well enough until I go to plan. I should not be able to see the platform in plan from the first floor, but I do. I am not convinced that a specialty family is the best one to base a ladder, but could be wrong. Does anyone have a preference for roof access ladder that actually works properly?
    Bettisworth North

    #2
    The problem with "specialty" families is they don't cut, so I do them as generic models instead. It's a nuisance 'cause the spec division is "Specialties", so you'd think "specialty" would make sense.

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      #3
      Specialty Equipment sucks, as a Revit Category.

      Toilet Stalls, Ladders, Elevators, People Movers, Sun Control Devices, and so on are mostly done out of Generic Models. Restroom Accessories, it depends on how large they are. The itty bitty stuff (TP Disp, San Nap Disp, etc) i still make out of SE, but the larger ones are GM's.

      Ladders? Better to build yourself one or two highly flexible ones, than to deal with manufacturer garbage.
      Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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        #4
        Add Subcategories to your Generic Model Category for items like this that you want to use GM for instead of the OOTB category. that way you can control the visibility and lineweights.
        Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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          #5
          I wouldnt control the visibility with the Subcats anyway, id use Filters. Turning off the geometry of the subcats still leaves the family "present" in the view, which means people can still select it, move it, delete it, and so on.
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            I guess my thought is to see the ladder as cut with the cage shown with an overhead line type automatically without the use of overrides, and the platform just not shown in plan at all other than the roof plan. I don't want it to totally go away in plan.
            Bettisworth North

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              #7
              Originally posted by Charles Karl View Post
              I guess my thought is to see the ladder as cut with the cage shown with an overhead line type automatically without the use of overrides, and the platform just not shown in plan at all other than the roof plan. I don't want it to totally go away in plan.
              NOTE: I'm not saying this is the best way -- in fact I'm interested in hearing suggestions for better alternatives if there are any. I made my own ladder using all GM parts but didn't include the actual roof platform. I used a FLOOR as the platform and gave it a thickness that matched the thickness of the platform. We have one ladder attached to the first floor wall leading from the ground to the platform that is attached to the roof. Once the user walks about 15 feet or so along the platform, he reaches another ladder to climb to the top of the tower that sticks out of the roof above the bldg. Both ladders are from the same family -- the height is controlled via an INSTANCE PARAMETER.
              Last edited by doni49; December 23, 2016, 07:26 PM.
              Don Ireland

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                #8
                Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                Better to build yourself one or two highly flexible ones, than to deal with manufacturer garbage.
                Best advice ever for 99% of third party families.
                ​My ID was stolen. Now I'm only called Dav

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
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                  Ladders? Better to build yourself one or two highly flexible ones, than to deal with manufacturer garbage.
                  Can you point me to a tutorial on how to "build yourself"?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BWh View Post
                    Can you point me to a tutorial on how to "build yourself"?
                    HLMGTFY: "Revit ladder family"
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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