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norcaljess
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Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

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02-11-2013 07:27 AM

I'm attaching my electrical switch family that I have created.  The reason why I have nested the plate & fixture box families separate is because we need each instance to show up in a schedule.  My problem is that I can't get the $ switch symbol to show up on my plan when I insert the family.  I've tried looking at other switch families where the $ symbol shows up but I must be missing a step.  Anyone know what that is?

 

Thanks,

Jess

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 07:42 AM in reply to: norcaljess

What template did you start with when you created this Family?

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 07:45 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

:smileyfrustrated: I started with an Electrical Fixture template, the reason being, I have almost an identical family for Recepts that I created first, then used that to create this one.  Should I start over with another template?

 

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Jess

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 07:48 AM in reply to: norcaljess

And as far as the template I used to create the Recept family, I started with a 'Generic Model face based' because I want the Recept & Switch families to cut holes in the walls that host them.

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: norcaljess

No need to recreate, that should be OK. Open your Family and go to Family Category and Parameters. Check the option "Maintain Annotation Orientation" - that should fix it.

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 07:56 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

:smileymad:  AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you Corey!!!!

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 08:02 AM in reply to: norcaljess

norcaljess wrote:

":smileymad:  AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


Breathe...just breathe.  At least it was a simple answer this time, in lieu of the traditional 15-paragraph explanation/work-around!

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 12:34 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

That's what makes me so mad!  I am overthinking things because that's what I normally have to do with Revit, and it was a stinking check box!  And one that I had considered checking to see if it would fix my problem!  BUT I decided it just couldn't be that simple and let it go.  Revit... teaching me a lesson again!

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 12:48 PM in reply to: norcaljess

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I really didn't think that would work, either...

 

Oh, well. All you can do is laugh - 'cause if we're not laughing, we're crying. Or throwing our computer across them room...

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Re: Annotation Symbol in Electrical Family

02-11-2013 12:55 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Or... if you are one of the guys I work with... hurling verbal insults at Revit, as if it can understand you or has some personal vendetta against you.  :smileywink:

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