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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Deleting Unused Families and Family Types - Revit 2012 Tutorial

I was bored so I thought I'd give you some stuff from the new feature help menus to save you a little time when you've installed a Revit 2012 product.
You can delete unused families or unused family types from your projects and templates using either of 2 methods: you can select and delete the families and types in the Project Browser, or you can run the Purge Unused tool.
Select and delete families and types when you have only a few families or types that you need to delete. Use the Purge Unused tool when you need to ''clean up'' your projects. Removing all of the unused families and types usually decreases the project file size.
Whichever method you use, you cannot delete the following:
  • Family types that have dependencies (such as those that host other families)
  • Families with types that are in use in the current project or template
For more information about deleting families, see The Families Guide.
To select and delete families and types in the Project Browser
  1. In the Project Browser, expand Families.
  2. Expand the category that contains the family or type that you want to delete.
  3. If you want to delete a loadable family type, expand the family.
  4. Select the family or type to delete.
    TipTo select more than one family or type, press and hold Ctrl while selecting.
  5. Do either of the following:
    • Right-click, and click Delete.
    • Press Delete.
    The family or type is deleted from the project or template.
    If you are deleting a family or type from a project, and the project contains one or more instances of a family type, a warning displays.
To delete families and types using the Purge Unused tool
  1. Click Manage tabSettings panel (Purge Unused). The Purge unused dialog lists all the families and family types that you can unload from the project, including system and in-place families. By default, all unused families are selected for purging.
    ImportantIf the project is workset-enabled, all worksets must be open to use this tool.
  2. Do either of the following:
    • To purge all unused family types, click OK.
    • To purge only the types that you select, click Check None, expand the families and subfamilies that contain the types that you want to purge, select the types, and click OK.



Luke Johnson April 11, 2011 at 1:15 AM  

Haven't we been able to do both these things for a while?

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