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    Kye
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    New Family - section type

    Hi guys, wonder if anyone has solution to this:I'm trying to create few new families for trusses and simple frames/cranked beams. The difficulty I have is to set section type so that I can change the section type within project simply by picking built-in/already specified sections (standard steel sections with all properties) without having to fill in all properties manually. Something like the section type when you choose the truss family as your template.


    Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.


    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kye View Post
    ... Something like the section type when you choose the truss family as your template.
    What is the reason for not using the truss template, which has all that selection of types already figured out?
    The other option is to use Family Type parameters, but... I would recommend using the family template that is already configured for that purpose.

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    Thank you Alfredo,
    i'm trying to use the "complex and trusses" template which doesnt have by default the Family Type Parameters. I need to create a bit of odd trusses and some cranked beams. The issue with the template for trusses I have is that you cannot delete the truss span (or at least it I am not able to) and the other complex template lets you to be more creative. In this template however I am not able to add the FamilyType Parameters.
    I am fairly new to family creation and was not able to find any guidance on this, even on youtube and other tutorial sites they tend to create extrusions rather than using the type parameters which would make more sense.


    Thank you

    Btw I moved to this forum from other (mainly Autocad based) site I used for years as the Revit part there is still deserted

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