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    Floor based Pumps appearing only on walls

    What is going on here? When I bring the family into my Revit file it will host only on walls, or the sides, but not the top, of the plinth I've drawn.

    #2
    Edit the family and see what the host is. If it isn't hosted the way you want to, build your own. If you can't build your own, then back away now and let someone that has more experience in doing so do it.
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Yes, i can make my own, or modify the manufacturers one i was using to save time.
      But i think its important to understand why a problem occurs, and it makes me wonder why you bothered responding if you dont have the answer.

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        #4
        There are a few possibilities:
        -Wall or Face based. It will only place on faces of objects and not on floors in floor plan views. In the task bar there should be the option to choose if you want to place it on a Workplane (the level) instead of a face.
        -Workplane based. Work exactly like Face based, except that if you go in the family and uncheck the 'workplane based' tick box it becomes a normal level based family
        -Level based. Can always be changed back to Workplane based if required.

        So my advice is always use Level Based (the 'normal' family template) and if you have manufacturers families that are set up differently, put them inside your own standard template family.
        "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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          #5
          Originally posted by MassiveGhoulDuck View Post
          Yes, i can make my own, or modify the manufacturers one i was using to save time.
          But i think its important to understand why a problem occurs, and it makes me wonder why you bothered responding if you dont have the answer.
          I did have the answer....edit the family and understand how it is hosted.
          Also be sure you are using the MEP version of the family and not the Arch version, as MEP versions are face based or level based, like Joseph mentioned.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            Originally posted by MassiveGhoulDuck View Post
            What is going on here? When I bring the family into my Revit file it will host only on walls, or the sides, but not the top, of the plinth I've drawn.
            Its a Face Based Family, and the default *Placement option* in the ribbon is *Place on Vertical Face.* You need to move the ribbon button to *Place on Face* before trying to place it.
            Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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