Sunday, May 4, 2008

Creating Types while in Group Edit mode

A Revit friend of mine (self-proclaimed "Genius" 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.



Shaun van Rooyen said...

Hey Dave!

I will use this at the next tip n trick session.
Great tip thanks.


Dave Baldacchino said...

Hey Shaun! Good to hear from you :) I'm glad that it's a useful tip. It was kinda peculiar how it all happened as I haven't used groups much. Take care!

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