View Full Version : Exit Sign with On/Off Arrows
2004-03-16, 04:26 AM
I've been playing with the ability to turn on and off objects in families parametrically in 6.1. Very cool stuff! Whoever added that to the wishlist should be commended!
So here's a new family for an exit sign. It's a ceiling based family, and displays the actual sign in 3D. In floor and RCP, it displays the circular symbol with four quadrants. Each of the four quadrants have a fill, which can be turned on and off to display the directional arrow symbols for the exit sign. The parameters are Quad 1 On, Quad 2 On, etc., so any combination of arrows can be turned on/off.
2004-03-16, 05:04 AM
This will work great. Is there any chance you could do a wall mount version? Thanks
2004-03-16, 05:07 AM
Very cool stuff! Whoever added that to the wishlist should be commended!
Scott: Have a browse through this link. I think you might be surprised. :wink: LOL [edit: link provide was to old zoogdesign forum url and no longer works, removed broken link]
2009-01-27, 03:57 PM
Is there a way to use this exit sign on the bottom of a slab? I don't have ceilings in every space since we are exposing the bottom of the concrete floor.
2009-01-27, 09:30 PM
Without having looked at the family you would probably need to modify it to a face based family instead of ceiling based. You can then attach it to any surface.
2009-06-09, 07:34 PM
upon trying to load this exit sign file into my ceiling plan, it pops up some window with a warning but doesn't stay opne long enough to even read. when i attempt to use a symbol from the family it doesn't look right at all. no circle with quadrants just a thin rectangular rectangle.
now it doesn't load at all just keeps popping up a window that says "family is not of the correct category" which an exit sign LIGHT not being part of LIGHTING category confuses me a bit.
2009-06-09, 07:53 PM
You can open the family itself in the family editor and change the category. The original family was created as 'specialty equipment' and not a 'real' light
2009-06-09, 08:04 PM
thanks dimitri! worked like a charm
2009-08-25, 10:14 PM
I am using revit 2010 and I am trying to use the exit sign attached on the thread but for some reason after I load it into the project it doesn't attach to the model, it gives me the indication that it doesn't find a host and also it's not giving me the option to choose whether attach it on a vertical or horizontal face.
2009-08-26, 09:39 AM
That file was created back in version 6.1, which is close to 5 years ago. At that time only a ceiling based family was available. It is not possible with that family to make if faced based without completely rebuilding it.
Are you trying to attach it to a cieling? From what I can see in the picture provided by Scott is that this family is ceiling based.
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