I cannot get any families to load. I am not getting an error message of any kind either to give a hint as to why they won't load. Specifically I am trying to load doors and am doing this via Architecture -> Doors -> load family.
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Any chance you are trying to load Curtain Wall Panel doors? or Openings? Curtain Wall doors are found in the door folder but they are not doors, as in you can't use the Door command to place them. You have to select the curtain wall panel you'd like to place a door in instead, then use the Type Selector to swap the panel to the Curtain Wall Door you loaded. You can prove the "door" is in the project if you look under the Curtain Wall Panels category in the Project Browser.
Openings are hiding in the Generic Model category. You place them with the Component button (or drag the opening type you want into the drawing window from the project browser).
Curtain Wall Panel doors are not part of the door command because they aren't really doors. It is confusing. Openings are not assigned to the door category because many (or most) firms do not want them to appear in door schedules. Assigning them to Generic Model instead means that a door schedule will not show any opening families.
I am actually attempting to load a storefront door. The issue though is that it will not load into the project at all so it is not showing in the type selector. How would I load this without going through the door command?
I am sorry if this is a stupid question- I am still learning how to use this!
If it is the door called Curtain Wall Storefront-Store Front-Dbl that IS a curtain wall panel, not a door. I wrote a blog post about this situation if you're interested. It has a video you can watch to see how to get it sorted out.
Have a look in the Project Browser > Families > Doors - You'll find the Curtain Wall-Store Front-Dbl family listed there with Store Front Double Door type listed beneath it. If you do then it IS loaded. You just need to take a counterintuitive approach to put it in your curtain wall, which is the only place this particular door family can be placed.
Now, if you hope to put it in a regular wall then it won't work (can't use that door family in a regular wall), it is designed to be used as part of a Curtain Wall, in place of a curtain panel.
Okay I found it in the project browser however it is still not showing up in the type selector. Again, I am still learning this program so this probably seems silly but thank you for the help!
Where do you want to place the Curtain Wall door? What kind of wall do you need to put it in?
Regular wall? It can't be used in a regular wall. You need to use or make a different door for that.
Curtain Wall? Select the curtain panel in the curtain wall where the door should go > use the Type Selector to swap out the panel for the Curtain Wall door
I am inserting the double storefront into an embedded piece of storefront. Again, while the door is showing in the project browser it does not come up in the type selector. I have tried going more complicated and getting into the edit properties menu to see if it would show up there but I am still not having success with it.
You wrote earlier that you find the Curtain Wall door family in the project browser so you were successful at some point.
If you start the door command and then Load from Library but load something that is incompatible the process fails. That sounds like what is happening. You need to load the curtain panel door family using the Insert ribbon > Load from Library > Load Family. This will let you load any family without the expectation, from Revit, that you are going to place the family immediately. It's more like loading it to make it available for later...it's more like an administrative task versus a door placement task.
You haven't answered my other questions, I'm trying to find out what kind of wall you want to put the door in so I can figure out which scenario is required to actually place it once you get the family loaded. Again, you wrote that it is loaded, because you found it listed in the Families section of the project browser.
What I needed to do was get some sleep. I was confused by what you were saying when refering to the wall and figured it out after a good nights sleep so thank you for your help. Now I just need to get the handle to reattach in the single door I created and I will be golden! Thank you again!
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