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    Default Changing a Ceiling hosted Family to a Level based Family

    Is there a way to change a Ceiling Hosed Family to a Level Based Family in Revit 2012? if so can someone send me the steps?

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    Default Re: Changing a Ceiling hosted Family to a Level based Family

    No way.
    Starting family templates cannot be changed.
    If you want that kind of flexibility, you need to create the geometry in a empty template and later host it in a face/ceiling/levels/etc template.
    Not the best option for model performance, but great if you want to recycle your libraries.

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    Default Re: Changing a Ceiling hosted Family to a Level based Family

    The only work-around I've found for this is to do the following:

    -Create a "dummy" project.
    -Create a ceiling and insert the ceiling-based families you'd like to change
    -Open a second project, link in the "dummy" project, and copy-monitor the families.
    -Now you can select these copied families and save them as level based.

    Full disclosure - I've never tried this with ceiling-based families, only with wall-based, but I think it should work.

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    Default Re: Changing a Ceiling hosted Family to a Level based Family

    unfortunately I have to figure something out. the Architects don't want to give me a ceiling on this project.

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    Default Re: Changing a Ceiling hosted Family to a Level based Family

    We have used a 'Ghost Ceiling' in the past. Basically it has no pattern & minimal thickness. It's really only there to host elements to.

    Best of luck,
    Jeff S.
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