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Family Creation (drop down boxes?)

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01-10-2014 10:03 AM

I am attempting to make a generic residential air handling unit.  I want to be able to select a heater size from a standard list of sizes and have it calculate the MCA automatically.  I read something about loading a blank generic model into my family and using the family type parameter to get options in a drop down menu.  I guess my question is "is this a good way to accomplish what I am trying to do"  and if so how do I use the family type parameter in a boolean formula.  If someone else has a better method I would like to hear that too.  I did it with yes no para. for heater sizes and a beastly nested if statement initially but I have no way to prevent multiple heater sizes from being checked.  Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

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Re: Family Creation (drop down boxes?)

01-13-2014 06:16 AM in reply to: mmcglone

It should work to suit your needs. Refer to the link below for more info on this method. Don't hesitate to post if you encounter any difficulties!

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Re: Family Creation (drop down boxes?)

01-13-2014 07:51 AM in reply to: CADastrophe
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