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ksudrew
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Convert ceiling based family to face based

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01-20-2009 03:00 PM
I have searched, and I don't think that anyone has asked this question yet. I was wondering if there was a way to convert a ceiling based family, like an air terminal, to a face based familt for use with a linked model. I don't have the desire to re-create the exact same family just to make it face based.

Thank you in advance,

Drew
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jade6
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Registered: ‎06-09-2008
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Re: Convert ceiling based family to face based

01-21-2009 05:49 AM in reply to: ksudrew
My understanding is No. They start from different family templates.
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ekuz
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Re: Convert ceiling based family to face based

01-21-2009 05:51 AM in reply to: ksudrew
You would think this would be a toggle, wouldn't you?

Unfortunately not. There is no way to simply switch a ceiling hosted family to a face-based one.

The best you can do is attempt to copy out what geometry you can through the clipboard and redefine the relationships you lose. Sometimes it's simply easier to start over.

Sorry to be the bearer of such frustrating news.
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