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    Default Ceiling Family Help

    I was wondering why my family has such a large selection field. My mouse icon doesn't need to be near the object, and it will be selectable. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Jeff S.

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    Default Re: Ceiling Family Help

    Try the attached. I grabbed a bunch of the residual filled regions in your family (right click, select all instances) and deleted them. They appear to be left from an AutoCAD import. I then purged the family of everything. I think this fixed it by I did not test a bunch. Let me know if you still have problems and I will try again when I am not racing out the door on a Friday afternoon.
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    Default Re: Ceiling Family Help

    Not to sound like a total novis, but how do I go about that? I read the response, but am unable to select any of the residule filled reagions. Please help.

    Thanks,

    Jeff S.

    P.s. your family worked better.

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    Default Re: Ceiling Family Help

    Quote Originally Posted by jsteinhauer View Post
    ...how do I go about that?
    We are all novices in one way or another. Check my really old posts and you will see how many seriously embarrassing neophyte questions I asked just a couple of years ago. I did not save your file and do not have Revit open so I am doing this from memory - just hope this helps.

    Open your original family. From the Project Browser, expand Families, then expand Detail Items. You should see a bunch of filled regions with a dwg suffix followed by a bunch of numbers. Working only in the Browser, use the shift key to select all the filled region types except the last one. Right click and select Delete. As I recall, there is actually one filled region in the family so you may get a warning that you are about to delete something. I clicked OK since I could not determine where it was used anyway.

    Once you have done all that, go to the file menu, select Purge Unused and purge everything. Groups, annotation, unused content included. I suspect your completed family will be a lot smaller.
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    Smile Re: Ceiling Family Help

    I'm gonna have to print this one out for my Revit binder. Why can't the last region be deleted?

    Thank you,

    Jeff S.

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    Unhappy Re: Ceiling Family Help

    Well I tried to clean out the Family and reload it into a dummy project. I still have the selection issue. I'm not sure what I've done to my family to make it act this way.

    Sad Parent,

    Jeff S.
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    Lightbulb Re: Ceiling Family Help

    Quote Originally Posted by jsteinhauer View Post
    Well I tried to clean out the Family and reload it into a dummy project. I still have the selection issue. I'm not sure what I've done to my family to make it act this way.

    Sad Parent,

    Jeff S.
    Never mind I forgot a step. I'm such a newbie.

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