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Monday, January 11, 2010

Creating new detail components from existing detail lines & components - The Revit Clinic

Another great tech tip from Autodesk's Revit Clinic

Repost: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/creating-new-detail-components-from-existing-detail-lines-components.html


Posted by Ryan Duell 1/11/10

By default you can copy detail lines from a project drafting view into a detail component family. You cannot however copy a detail component from a project drafting view into a detail component family.

There may be a scenario where you have a number of detail lines, and components organized in a drafting view. What if you want to move this content all into a new detail component family for standard details?

I’ve included 3 options below depending on the complexity of the drafting view or desired detail component:
1. Edit the detail component family from the project drafting view, and then copy & paste the detail lines [in the family] from the detail component family into the project drafting view. When complete you could then copy all of the detail items from the project drafting view into a new detail component family.
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2. If you are on Subscription, and have access to the Revit Extensions Manager > Freeze Drawings tool, you can create a new drafting view containing a number of detail components. The resulting "frozen" drafting view will contain an import instance [of the detail component families & lines] which can be partially exploded to detail content or simply copied into a new detail component family.
FreezeDrawings
 
3. You can copy & paste the detail lines from the project drafting view into a new detail component family. Then you can load the detail component families into the new detail component family to easily nest and arrange them as needed.
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