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    Switching between family types in a Project

    Hello,

    I was practicing making a simple family with different family types for sizes and have run into an issue. When I am editing in the family, changing the type changes the sizes according to the parameters assigned to the different types. However, when I load the family into a project, the different types are available in the component properties drop down menu, but once a component is loaded in to the project and in place, I cannot swap between the two family types. It will switch over in the properties tab, but it doesn't actually change. I have tried locking the parameters inside the family and that does not work either. What could be wrong?

    I have attached the file I am using to explore his issue I am having.
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    Your parameters are instance and not type...so instance parameters are modified in the properties window within the project vs selecting a type.

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    Ok thank you! This fixed it. So anything I want to be individually adjustable (height, depth, etc) could be instance, but for making set family types, use types?

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    Yep...But sometimes keeping some items instance helps cut down on the amount of types...such as doors.

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