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    Detail Item in Door Family not locking....

    Hello Revit enthusiasts! Can you help me out?

    I've created a Sliding Door family in a Door template family. I've set up reference planes obviously to assist me in my created of sweeps and extrusions. All good.

    In the Reference Level I imported a Detail Item family of the door frame and aligned and locked it to two reference planes as you can see in the attached photo.

    The project behaves properly within the family when I stretch the door's width, but misbehaves in the project. The Door Detail Items detach themselves along the length of the wall. They stay in place along the exterior face of the wall.

    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

    I'll attach the door family as well.

    Thank you!

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    #2
    First of all 'imported dwg's' yuck !

    Second when I make the door wider I get an error that something is wrong but Revit has fixed it, which it obviously did not.

    Had a quick look and I think you locked a ref plane to geometry which is causing the issue. Make sure you always lock ref planes together when having hosted and linked families.

    And some last advise, your extrusions are a bit detailed (which could be the issue here as well) having small 0.5mm rounded edges etc. Those are going to cause an issue for sure, slowing down the project and being a problem when exporting to IFC if you have to many. SO, do you really need your model to be that detailed, with some tiny notch on the inside of you door frame nobody is ever going to see and will become a black blob on your plans?
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      #3
      Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
      First of all 'imported dwg's' yuck !

      Second when I make the door wider I get an error that something is wrong but Revit has fixed it, which it obviously did not.

      Had a quick look and I think you locked a ref plane to geometry which is causing the issue. Make sure you always lock ref planes together when having hosted and linked families.

      And some last advise, your extrusions are a bit detailed (which could be the issue here as well) having small 0.5mm rounded edges etc. Those are going to cause an issue for sure, slowing down the project and being a problem when exporting to IFC if you have to many. SO, do you really need your model to be that detailed, with some tiny notch on the inside of you door frame nobody is ever going to see and will become a black blob on your plans?
      These are great tips! Thank you! When you mention locking reference planes together I assume you are referring to the detail item. I will try adding reference planes to that and locking it to the door width reference plane.

      as for the 3D extrusion, yes, I need to simplify! I was over-achieving. Great tips. Hopefully this helps in the family behaviour in the project.

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        #4
        And try and use native Revit stuff in your detail and not imported dwg (and DO NOT EXPLODE them).
        This will make everything work faster as well and wont get all sorts of 'crap' into your project'.
        Sure, it will take some time to do and you won't be as detailed as the imported dwq because of the 0.8mm limitation, but it make for a much better revit project that will be smoother to work with as well
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          #5
          Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
          And try and use native Revit stuff in your detail and not imported dwg (and DO NOT EXPLODE them).
          This will make everything work faster as well and wont get all sorts of 'crap' into your project'.
          Sure, it will take some time to do and you won't be as detailed as the imported dwq because of the 0.8mm limitation, but it make for a much better revit project that will be smoother to work with as well
          great. But I can import the CAD dwg, trace it with LI, and then delete, correct?

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            #6
            Yeah, but pick lines might end you with 'lines slightly off axes' and after you delete purge as well
            The best thing you can do in this case is open the dwg set everything on, layer 0 and to the same color and linestyle, purge and save. Import in Revit trace the dwg delete the dwg and purge in Revit and then load into your host family. But as long as you delete and purge in the family you should be OK, but check to see if there are no weird linestyles in your family for example.

            It sucks, but as far as I know the best way to not get stuff in your files you don't want other then just drawing it in Revit all together.
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              #7
              Great! Will do! Thank you!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Miggshz View Post

                great. But I can import the CAD dwg, trace it with LI, and then delete, correct?
                Btw, Archsmarter has a tool that creates Revit linework from CAD imports. Before I retired I used it to create 1000s of aluminum extrusion Revit details. It doesn't use Pick Lines so the resultant details are well done. I never had any detail family issues in projects in the years that I used the tool. Don't remember now what it was called but a search of the ArchSmarter site will get you there. Small cost but it will pay for itself in no time if you have to do a lot of CAD to Revit linework conversions.
                I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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