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    Amending speciality equipment project units

    My work involves working with families of speciality equipment - usually unavailable in the UK where I'm based, which pushes me to use families created elsewhere around the world.

    I have a large number of .rfa files created in the U.S. which are in imperial when I open them up. Although I know bringing them into a metric project removes this issue, what I really need to be able to do is have the ability to bring these files into a project, Edit Family, then Reload after amending the family slightly. At the moment, when I bring imperial families into a metric project, they show imperial again when being edited from the project.

    Without individually changing the project units from each .rfa before using them in a project, is there a way to do this? I tried the following: Automating the conversion of imperial files to metric | REVIT.AU ...but it doesn't seem to have any effect on the file when I re-open. Still metric.

    Ideas appreciated.


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    Try renaming the family in the project and loading in the new modified family with the original name, then doing a select-all and change the type to the new modified family.

    Right-Click / Rename: Equipment-1a
    Load modified family: Equipment-1
    Right-Click on Equipment-1a, Select All Instances in Project
    In the Type Selector change it to the modified family Equipment-1

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