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    I'm setting up some New Family Templates for the Office
    I like how some of them currently have Elements that Give little Pointers to the User - Text with some helpful Tips, that Can be deleted when not required. But we have encountered some Family Templates that don't allow you to Delete the Default Elements

    Question I have is:
    How do we set up a Family Template, so that Some of the Default Elements (Reference Planes, Notes etc.) Can or Can't be Deleted?
    Dwane

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    Originally posted by d.stairmand View Post
    I'm setting up some New Family Templates for the Office
    I like how some of them currently have Elements that Give little Pointers to the User - Text with some helpful Tips, that Can be deleted when not required. But we have encountered some Family Templates that don't allow you to Delete the Default Elements

    Question I have is:
    How do we set up a Family Template, so that Some of the Default Elements (Reference Planes, Notes etc.) Can or Can't be Deleted?

    I guess you need to create new Revit Family, delete everything that you don't need and CAN be deleted (some elements can't be deleted), and save it as a new Family template file

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      #3
      Originally posted by d.stairmand View Post
      I'm setting up some New Family Templates for the Office
      I like how some of them currently have Elements that Give little Pointers to the User - Text with some helpful Tips, that Can be deleted when not required. But we have encountered some Family Templates that don't allow you to Delete the Default Elements

      Question I have is:
      How do we set up a Family Template, so that Some of the Default Elements (Reference Planes, Notes etc.) Can or Can't be Deleted?
      I make duplicate family templates for all of the family types that I use a lot. I like to leave the original so I start a family using the appropriate family template, alter it to my liking adding parameters, changing units, detail level, scale, etc then I save that family to the family template folder (C:/Program Data/Autodesk/<revit version>/Family Templates/English (for metric) or English1 (for Imperial) as an .rfa file. Then cruise into the template location and change the extension from .rfa to .rft.
      I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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        #4
        Thanks for the Tips
        I'm more looking for tips on how to Make Stuff be Un-Deletable within the Templates?
        Dwane

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          #5
          If you put it in the template, it's only deletable through trickery.

          Ref planes that are in there can't be deleted with the delete key, for instance.

          Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

          Aaron Maller
          Director
          Parallax Team, Inc.
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
          @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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            #6
            Thanks Aaron
            That Trickery is what I'm after
            I have opened a number of Templates, some that have Deletable Elements & so that Don't.
            We are trying to put some I.P. into the Families, & think this "Undeletable Elements" Might be the best trick to keep it there
            Dwane

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              #7
              Ugh. I wouldn't do it for that reason, but that's just me.

              But FWIW there are still ways to delete things from them. Just not with the delete key.

              Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

              Aaron Maller
              Director
              Parallax Team, Inc.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
              @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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