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    Automatic family reload

    when opening a project, is there any way to get Revit to automatically, or at least ask me.
    i am doing a lot of testing, and getting tired of right clicking on the family to get the reload to happen.
    would be great to if it replaced all the family parms as well.

    #2
    This has come up a lot....and the reason is too AutoCAD'ish... The library is a starting point for families...they can be modified to be project specific and if you reload your families automatically then your losing out on that project specific information. So you shouldn't have to reload any families unless you modified one and need to update it in the project, which is a simple Load to Project.
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Michael is correct.
      The families loaded into your project are copies of the families held within your library. Being copies they are differ from each other. The example I use is, think of Revit as a folder, within that 'Revit" folder is has files and links. The links tell Revit where the files you have loaded into your project came from. When you open the family from the project you are opening the file that is stored within the project, however, Revit knows where the file originated from and will save to that location. To get the family back into your project you need to Load it back into the project.

      There are good things and bad things from having Revit work this way. Good is that you can modify any family within your project... bad is... you can modify any family within your project. It's a two edged sword.

      But to answer your question... No there is no way to.

      To have Revit reload all parameters you have to make a change to the family and load it back into the project, checking the second option when it prompts you.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Do a family search in your window explorer based on the last modified. Select them, drag&drop into your project. This should prompt the same dialogue box (overwrite, overwrite with param, and another one) as the "normal" reload.
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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        Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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          #5
          Thanks guys for your help. I was hoping it was as easy as XREF’s in AutoCAD.
          You’re not in Kansas anymore Toto…

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            #6
            It would be a freakin disaster if it automatically replaced the ones in the project with the ones in the library.
            Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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              #7
              what about only "reloading" types that exist in the project?
              If I have a family that has 100 plus types in it, but only 4 or 5 in the project, it seems like when I "reload" the family, I might as well load every type, so that the 4 or 5 get found, then purge.

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                #8
                How are you accessing the family for editing?

                If you pick the family in your project and "edit family" it will load the family as it is in the project. If it only has 4 types then you will only have 4 types in the family editor. If you edit the original family with 100 types and load it to your project you will import all types whether you want to or not.
                Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


                chad
                BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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                  #9
                  One family that is custom for every project I work on is the title block. Each client or site has their own logo. Our family library has the base title block.

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