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RJK42
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Load Family

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11-19-2012 07:10 AM

I searched for corrugated metal siding and found an rfa file that is useful for a project that I am currently working on.  I want to creat a wall with this. 

 

I click on the insert tab, "Load Family", go to the appropriate location and opened "Corrugated_Metal_Panels_6304.rfa".  

 

But now when I try to implement that for my walls, I cannot locate it in my project browser.  I would like to duplicate a wall and use that for my finish layer but seem a little stuck on how to do that.

 

Thanks!!

 

I attached the file.

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loboarch
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Re: Load Family

11-19-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: RJK42

The family you attached to your post is a face based generic model.  This would need to be manually attached to the wall after it has been placed in your project.  There is not a way to directly use this in your wall family as a finish layer. 



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RJK42
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Re: Load Family

11-19-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: loboarch

Thanks for the quick response.  Does Revit have such properties in architecture or structure?? Or is this something that I will have to create.  

 

This structure is typically a pole barn.

 

 

Thanks again!!

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loboarch
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Re: Load Family

11-19-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: RJK42

The wall tool in Revit does not allow creating a layer with a profile like this.  It would need to be added as a face family like this if you needed the profile modeled.  If it only needs to be represented in a plan and elevation you can probably do this with a material and the cut and surface fill pattern assignments.



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