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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The MEP CAD Engineer: Hosted versus non-hosted families...really...

Great revit family tip:

>Source: http://mep-cad.blogspot.com/2010/12/hosted-versus-non-hosted-familiesreally.html

- I always knew that you couldn't use fill regions in a model - that they had to be in a detail component family. And most ceiling mounted, hosted families work fine with a combination of 2D families to be the plan representation.

What I've struggled with are the wall mount families. Since the "wall" is actually a flat plane, and a nested 2D family can only be placed on the flat XY planes, I'm having issues getting the 2D representation to work right. Some of our symbols require fill (which I'm not keen to using linework instead of a region), so using symbol lines can be used in some cases but not in others (i.e. I need fill).

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