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    Limiting Options in nested families to the labels it is categorized

    I have nested 10 furniture component families in 1 single file and use Labels to differentiate the components. But when i upload them in a project it was so hard to pick the options based on the labels I made (the drop down menu is showing everything from other labels as well). And the probability of picking the wrong types are High. Is there any other way I can limit the options to only the Labels that I put them in?

    #2
    yes you can use yes no paramaters, with conditional statements to limit the choices
    eg.

    if choice is cabinet type 7, turn off the other cabinet types

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      #3
      Originally posted by Karalon10 View Post
      yes you can use yes no paramaters, with conditional statements to limit the choices
      eg.

      if choice is cabinet type 7, turn off the other cabinet types
      The thing is all of the components are needed and need to be choose. I need a solution that can break the drop down menus according to the labels choices ONLY and not showing everything from other components. Hope this make sense.

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        #4
        If you're using Family Type parameters the only solution is to use different categories for the nested Families. That might work okay if you don't need them shared, then it's pointless.

        Better to just use naming conventions to help differentiate and organize.


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          #5
          Originally posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
          If you're using Family Type parameters the only solution is to use different categories for the nested Families. That might work okay if you don't need them shared, then it's pointless.

          Better to just use naming conventions to help differentiate and organize.


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          all of the nested families will be in INSTANCE parameter so the user can choose each of the components.but the issue is user will be seeing everything and this might be confusing for them to choose which I want to avoid. 1 family consists of 10 Family types so imagine having 10 family nested in 1 single file with 100 different types in the dropdown menu.

          Or maybe there are better ways/ideas on how I can assembled 10 different components in a single file other than using nested?

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            #6
            Oh, I get it!


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              #7
              Oh, I get it! Instance based has nothing to do with it.


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                #8
                Also if you have shared families in your project with the same category they will also show up in Family Type lists.
                A good system of numbering and naming families so you can find what you need is the best solution.
                And to make it more confusing, the order of families in the list seems to be the order they where loaded. So if you use this method a lot its a good idea to load all the (sub/shared) families you will need in one go, to list them alphabetically.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
                  And to make it more confusing, the order of families in the list seems to be the order they where loaded. So if you use this method a lot its a good idea to load all the (sub/shared) families you will need in one go, to list them alphabetically.
                  2016 R2 (and presumably newer) takes care of this and now displays the list in alphabetical order (thank revit).
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