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    Weld Symbol Frustration!

    The OOTB Weld symbol family is about to put me over the edge! I've got it placed into my library of standard details. So, if the family is already in my project, when I import the standard details, the weld symbol family gets appended with the number "1" and any weld symbols that were "Symbol Right" have broken leaders! :banghead:

    Has anyone had luck with non-OOTB weld symbols??? Care to share??? :beer: (I'd also love for it to be more compact in size; better to squeeze into tight details.)
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    Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
    AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
    ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

    #2
    Try these. I'm pretty sure Aaron's is the one I use, but I can't remember. :laugh:
    Dan

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      #3
      Thanks. I'd looked at that thread before. Nothing like a bunch of Architects discussing a Structural Weld Symbol. LOL!

      Aaron's is a good size, but it's still not quite right. The leader is attaching at an odd location.

      Also, if a project has the family in it already and I try to bring another view (with the same family) into my project, I still get the "1" suffix on the family name. I'm trying to find something that works where I don't have to go back through ALL my imported views and clean up the weld family to the non-"1" family.
      Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
      AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
      ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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        #4
        The one that points to the thread on AUGI was contributed by a gal here at my office...She came up with a pretty good one... Maybe when Adam sees this he may post it for you to check out...(as I haven't a clue where its hiding in our library)
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          Haha... how did you know that I would see this? Anyways, this one is our weld symbol, please use it as a guide and not for what it is.
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          Adam Hutchinson
          Engineer in Training
          Integrus Architecture, P.S.

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            #6
            Originally posted by LeanneZ View Post
            The OOTB Weld symbol family is about to put me over the edge! I've got it placed into my library of standard details. So, if the family is already in my project, when I import the standard details, the weld symbol family gets appended with the number "1" and any weld symbols that were "Symbol Right" have broken leaders! :banghead:

            Has anyone had luck with non-OOTB weld symbols??? Care to share??? :beer: (I'd also love for it to be more compact in size; better to squeeze into tight details.)
            This happens to me all the time when the family is copied from project to project... SO VERY VERY ANNOYING
            -Alex Cunningham

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              #7
              It still happens to us here with ours even, but it's just an easy re-load into the current project to fix it. I hate seeing the (1) or whatever the number is, so I take it upon myself to track every single one of those numbered families down and change them.
              Adam Hutchinson
              Engineer in Training
              Integrus Architecture, P.S.

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                #8
                Originally posted by AHutchinson View Post
                It still happens to us here with ours even, but it's just an easy re-load into the current project to fix it. I hate seeing the (1) or whatever the number is, so I take it upon myself to track every single one of those numbered families down and change them.
                What method have you come up with when replacing the copied families???? all the instance parameters are wiped out.....
                -Alex Cunningham

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                  #9
                  I find just one of them, then select all instances in project, then under manage tab -> inquiry -> ID's of selections copy that then select by ID paste the id's and show. Going through one by one changing them to be what they need to be in the new type. The easiest way for me is to use "snipping tool" to snip some of the properties box and just have it up on my other screen while changing the old one to the new type. Sometimes it takes a while, but for me it's worth the time.

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                  Last edited by AHutchinson; December 7, 2011, 05:36 PM.
                  Adam Hutchinson
                  Engineer in Training
                  Integrus Architecture, P.S.

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                    #10
                    Gotta love the Snipping Tool for transferring settings from one view to another!
                    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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