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    Family category - Problem when using different View templates

    Hi everyone,

    I have an issue that I can´t seem to work around in my Revit project.


    I´m creating a template file for a Fire protection equipment model and I´ve made a bunch of families that I´ve put under category ”Specialty Equipment” because there is no other category that fits. I also created subcategories for different parts of the family to make sure that I can show what I want in different view templates.

    I have a view called ”Working view”, that is a view where you put in everything that´s a part of the fire protection and then I have different views for showing different components for like Evacuation plan and other types of Control plans etc. Therefor I have subcategories that I´m controlling in my view templates and everything is quite allright.

    My problem is that even if I ”Freeze” all my subcategories of a family in a specific view template, the family is still clickable in the view. It´s not showing up, but if I look in ”Filter” the family is markedand if I click in the exact position where the family is in my ”Working view” it will be marked. That seems to be because all my families in this specific template is under category ”Specialty equipment” and even if all the subcategories is frozen the view still contains the ”Empty” family. This could be a big problem for my client because if they happen to mark one of these families by accident, let´s say if they mark something nearby by ”Crossing”, then they might move or delete the family that is not supposed to be showing in this view, but is still there due to that ”Specialty equipment” category is lit.

    If I could have created my own family categories then it would have been fine but now I have to have all my families under ”Specialty equipment” and I don´t really have a solution for my problem. I don´t want to hide objects in view because the whole reason that I have different View templates is so that I can work in the ”Working view” and then just put my ”Viewing views” in the right template when i´m about to tag my families.

    Maybe my explanation where not that good but I put this out here to see if anyone recognize the issue that i´m having and maybe have some ideas on how to solve it. I can try to post some pictures to describe my problem better.

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    #2
    Maybe filtering could be the answer to my issue. Adding a parameter to my families and then sorting them by that parameter in V/G filters and finally unchecking the visibility. Hmm, i´m going to try that.

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      #3
      yep filter will probably be the best solution, just need to make sure you have that parameter filled in on your families all the time.
      Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
      Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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        #4
        Filter was definitly the way to go. As you said the only problem for the future could be that someone messes with my family-parameters. Hopefully they just use my template as it is and it will be all good.

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          #5
          fingers crossed
          Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
          Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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