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    Question Families in families in families (making a family drop down from .dwgs)

    Need some revit geniuses over here. I am trying to make a set of families with "shut-off valve .dwg's" I got from a manufacturer's website. The goal is to make these all be in 1 or 2 drop down menus like they are when you get doors. Although each valve is gonna be unique (different sized connections, capped or with a globe, etc), I was hoping that I could load them into a project and have a drop down menu for the different options like it is when you load in an autodesk door family.

    Been messing around with nested families, and it's not working. I've made a family called "cap" and one called "handwheel" and then loaded them both into a single family called "globe" and now when I load the "globe" family into a project, I don't get a drop down I just get them both sitting right beside each other, as one piece that moves together.

    I think I need some text files or something? But as I'm pulling in the .dwg files, I'm unsure of what to put in the .txt as I don't know all the minute differences between each drawing. All help would be appreciated!

    Attached are a few dwgs, a screenshot of what I mean by the drop down menu, and my "globe" family.
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