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paul.ashley
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Visibility of Nested Family in Linked File

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04-15-2014 10:00 AM

I have a shared Generic family (on it's own subcategory) nested in a Specialty Equipment family.  In its project file, I can turn off the Specialty Equipment and still see the nested Generic family.  However, when the project is linked into another file, I cannot get this to work.

 

The family in question (attached) is a mobile shelving unit that resides in an equipment model.  I'd like to be able to show only the rails in a structural model.

Thanks.  This helped but I also had to add another twist because I couldn't just turn off all Specialty Equipment;  some items in that category had to be visible. 

 

To fix this I resorted to the use of Filters.  I had assigned separate Omnicodes to the host family mobile shelving unit, the nested rails, and the nested shelves.  But I goofed on my Filters in that I shut off the host family's Omnicode rather than just the nested shelves, thus hiding the shelves AND the rails.  When I filterd on the nesed shelf Omnicode only, it worked, displaying only the rails.

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arunag
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Re: Visibility of Nested Family in Linked File

04-16-2014 08:31 AM in reply to: paul.ashley

Use the Revit Links tab in VG, change the display setting to By Custom, go to Model Categories and again change to custom, then you can put off specialities equipment & see only the railings.

 

Refer the attached image

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paul.ashley
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Re: Visibility of Nested Family in Linked File

04-16-2014 09:19 AM in reply to: arunag

Thanks.  This helped but I also had to add another twist because I couldn't just turn off all Specialty Equipment;  some items in that category had to be visible. 

 

To fix this I resorted to the use of Filters.  I had assigned separate Omnicodes to the host family mobile shelving unit, the nested rails, and the nested shelves.  But I goofed on my Filters in that I shut off the host family's Omnicode rather than just the nested shelves, thus hiding the shelves AND the rails.  When I filterd on the nesed shelf Omnicode only, it worked, displaying only the rails.

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