i'M TRYING TO PLACE AN OUTLET AND IT KEEPS TELLING ME
Couldn't find an appropriate Host. Try selecting a different Host Face or switch Placement Mode.
Can someone help out.
We'll need a little more information, first - Is the architecture 'drawn' in your model or is it linked in from a separate model?
Are you using an Family? If so, did you load in the family from the MEP folder or the Architectural folder?
One of the most common problems encountered is that the Family is "Wall-Hosted" which means that it will specifically require a Wall element to host to. The problem with that is, an imported link is NOT treated as a Wall. For this reason, all of the MEP elements are "Face-Based".
To check to see if this is indeed the cause, located the outlet family in the Project Browser, right-click on it, and select 'Edit Family'. This will open up the family definition, most likely in a 3D View. Select the "wall" that the outlet is hosted to, and at the top of the Properties Palette, does it read "Other (1)" or "Walls (1)" in the Type Selector? (see image) It should say "Other" if it's a face-based family.
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