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    Electric Socket

    How can I create an electric socket,where in 3D view I can see a created box, but in 2D (on plan) I can see only
    a 2D view/schematic socket? Please look at the attached a created already sample (electric socket).
    Thanks for any tips
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    #2
    Nest a generic annotation (symbol) family into the plan view in the socket family. Set the visibility of the geometry in the socket family to not be visible in plan views. You will probably want to host the symbol family onto some reference planes and assign parameters so you can offset the symbol in plan from the actual location of the geometry (for clarity in floor plans).
    Michael
    Canberra, Australia

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      #3
      Michael,

      Thanks for your response.
      I am trying to nest a 2D Profile generic electric symbol into the "3D wall socket" family using "Load into project" and there is nothing loaded in the "3D wall socket" family. How can I nest 2D Profile?
      I am attaching two files. I am wondering, what I am doing wrong,that I can not see a Profile nested into the "3D wall socket" family.
      I am attaching 2 files.
      Thanks
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        #4
        A Profile family is used to build other components (sweeps, mullions, reveals, etc.); it's more like a loadable "sketch family". Notice how you can't place an instance of a Profile family in your 3D family. You will want to create your linework in a Generic Annotation family and place an instance of that family in your 3D socket family (Annotate -> Symbol). Once placed, you can add the offset dimensions and parameters Michael is talking about.
        Chris Ellersick

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          #5
          When I have placed a created Annotation Family into 3D Family-then into a project, a scale in a plan view of Annotation Family object is huge.
          What should I change?
          Thanks

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            #6
            Make sure your Annotation Family is drawn at "paper scale" - the size it should appear when printed. There is no need to draw different symbols for different scales - Revit handles that all for you when you use an Annotation Family. Does that help?
            Chris Ellersick

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