Showing posts with label Group Editing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Group Editing. Show all posts

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Creating Types while in Group Edit mode

A Revit friend of mine (self-proclaimed "Genius"...you know who you are!), didn't know this one so I'm betting this makes for a good tip ;)

Suppose you are editing a group and you want to create a new type of some family. For the purpose of this example, let's say you want to create a new wall type and you're already in Group Edit Mode (your screen is yellow and anything outside the group is greyed out). If you select a wall in your drawing area and go to its properties, click "Edit / New..." and then click "Duplicate", you get the error stating "Can't create duplicates in Edit Group mode."

You cannot go this route to create new types. You have to go to the Project Browser, find the family and type you want and duplicate it there. Then make the necessary edits, rename the type, etc., and change your element (wall in this example) to this new type. You will not get the same error and can safely finish editing the group.


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