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    Importing a Lighting Device annotation family into a switch family

    Hi Guys,

    Can someone give me a suggestion how to import a Lighting Devices annotation family into a Lighting devices family.

    I have modeled a switch and need to import the annotation I created using the Lighting Device annotation template, but I cannot import the family into my Light Switch family, it can only import generic annotations. Can someone provide me a good solution.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Abin,

    Use a generic annotation when creating annotations to nest into other families. The annotation families that have a category already called out are typically used when creating a tag to tag an element of that category. For example, a light fixture annotation family is typically used to create an annotation to tag a light fixture.

    You should be able to save the work you did in the Lighting Device annotation family by changing the category to generic annotation. Click on the Family Categories and Parameters button in the top left corner of the ribbon(it has a folder icon on it). Just change the category to generic annotation. Once you have done that you should be able to place it in your family.


    Thanks

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