Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: example of how to NOT name a family type

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Posts
    40


    Default example of how to NOT name a family type

    We found this in a light family we downloaded. Part of the reason why I tend to avoid using manufacturer families.

    Type Name: This family is not loaded correctly


    It sure made for some interesting warnings when the ceiling for the light was moved in a way Revit didn't like.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    AUGI Addict
    Join Date
    2001-12
    Posts
    1,714


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    Quote Originally Posted by cj_follmer View Post
    We found this in a light family we downloaded. Part of the reason why I tend to avoid using manufacturer families.

    Type Name: This family is not loaded correctly
    I think the trick is that the type is supposed to be loaded from a type catalog. By making a single type in the RFA that offers a warning in the name, you know that it hasn't been loaded right. Of course a better name for the type might have been "You should be using a type catalog!"

    Gordon

  3. #3
    Active Member
    Join Date
    2008-07
    Posts
    61


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    Yeah, you definately need to load that family. There should be text file associated with it that creates all the instances. You might find it is great then.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Posts
    40


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    Ah i see. The type catalog file is a separate download or you can download both as a zip file.
    http://seek.autodesk.com/product/lat...ration/LC00041

    I would have to say a better type name like Gordon suggested would be a good start. Maybe there is a better way on Seek to get you to download the both files instead of breaking it up they way they did.

  5. #5
    The Silent Type William Troeak's Avatar
    Join Date
    2015-11
    Location
    standing @ the crossroads
    Posts
    241


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    I agree, there needs to be a way on SEEK to know that you need both the family and the type catalog.

    In your opinion would a read-me file help? If not what other piece of information would help?

    I only ask because we have been working with SEEK to build content and would not want to see this happen with a piece of content we create.


    Thanks in advance.
    William Troeak

    Technical Specialist, Architecture
    US CAD
    Revit Architecture/BIM Instructor
    Long Beach City College

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Posts
    40


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    I would say that either there is no separate download of files - only a ZIP with all the necessary files or a big alert that pops out that says download these files to get the whole package. Personally I would favor one file to download that gives me the whole package.

    Maybe ZIP files should be pushed to the top of the list for download options.

    my $.02

  7. #7
    AUGI Addict
    Join Date
    2001-12
    Posts
    1,714


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    Quote Originally Posted by cj_follmer View Post
    I would say that either there is no separate download of files - only a ZIP with all the necessary files or a big alert that pops out that says download these files to get the whole package. Personally I would favor one file to download that gives me the whole package.

    Maybe ZIP files should be pushed to the top of the list for download options.

    my $.02
    Given that RFA files compress nicely, they should just put everything in a ZIP wrapper and be done with it. Even a single RFA is a faster download in a ZIP wrapper. No more missed type catalogs, and less time/bandwidth cost to boot.

    Gordon

  8. #8
    Active Member
    Join Date
    2008-07
    Posts
    61


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    Just a quick poll here. I make Revit models for various companies. Some want the family list populated, some want a seperate text file so it can be imported and the instances the user wants can be selected. What do you guys prefer? It is quicker to create a family with a text file, so I am starting to lean that way for creation. Just curious.

  9. #9
    Certified AUGI Addict patricks's Avatar
    Join Date
    2004-06
    Location
    Memphis TN area
    Posts
    7,046


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    If there are more than 4 or 5 types in the family, go with the type library text file. If it's only a few types then might as well just make them in the family itself.
    Intern Architect, BIM Manager/Coordinator
    AERC, PLLC
    Hernando, Mississippi

    Revit - all up in your voxel space

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Posts
    40


    Default Re: example of how to NOT name a family type

    I would say anything between 1-10 types could all be in the family. Beyond that should use the type catalog.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 2013-10-26, 03:33 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2013-07-26, 02:14 PM
  3. Unable to delete or remove last Family type in family editor
    By crullier in forum Revit Architecture - Families
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2012-11-28, 02:51 AM
  4. Family Type Parameter sucking in family types from within Project.
    By nharburger in forum Revit Architecture - Families
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2010-09-08, 06:05 PM
  5. Controling Nested Family Types by A Type Parameter in the Host Family
    By The-Revit-MEPlumbing-User in forum Revit MEP - Families
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2010-09-07, 06:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •