Is there a way to move a label nested in a Family in Revit 2011 ? Similar to how we can drag an attribute in AutoCAD that is part of a block.
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You would need to get into the family to move the label. Depending upont he family - it may be nested and you will need to edit the piece you want to alter.
When I did a search I found this question and I am wondering if there is any other new thoughts on this. I am currently in Revit 2012, going to move to 2014 in a month or so.
Is there a way to move text (label) in a family at the project level? Are we stuck with editing the family to move text?
What if I have multiple families and I need the text in different positions for different instances?
You can place multiple instances of the same label in one family, and control which one shows up via visibility instance parameters in the family. Take a look a the section head that comes with Revit for an example.
What I am working with is not annotation families. It is Speciality Equipment. In the project we have to move text around because of soffitt lines or other items and I want to be able to move the name of the piece of equipment to the best location for readability.
Are you just tagging the items using the tag command or are you trying to embed the tag in the family and then move it after you place the family?
The above suggestion on having the tag in several times and then use the visibility parameters to control which one is one is good if you want to embed it in the family.
Otherwise using tag command - you can place the tag where ever it works best.
Of am I missing something? If I am - can you add an image of what you are looking for.
First let me say thank you for the speedy replies.
I do not have revit at my fingertips at the moment so please bear with me. If I can't explain this time then I will wait till I have revit open and post images to try to help.
In the family I have labels for the parameters of Model and Manufacturer for the piece of equipment. When I load the equipment into a project there are visual conflicts from architectural lines (soffitt) that run through the label of the family.
It does not happen all the time and soffitt lines vary a lot so it would be difficult to find a location within the family for this text.
I think I am following you -
They are embedded in the family...
I would suggest creating a tag that will have the information you are looking for.
You can start with a generic tag and then in the family you can change the category to specialty equipment. Then you can add the labels for Model and Manufacturer.
Once you loaded this into your project then you can tag the equipment and place the tag in an unobstructed way.
I have added a tag for reference. Nothing special but has the labels in for model and manufacturer.
So to recap.
I should remove the labels(text) from the family but still fill in the parameters for Model and Manuf. Then in the project load the tag that will read the parameters from the family. Then as I place a piece of equipment I can tag it and then move the tag as needed for clarity.
As long as the parameters are filed in - the tag will read them and display the information.
In the tag family, make sure the category is set correctly so it knows what it belongs to and that the text for the labels are set to the height and font you want.
You can customize the tag to display as needed - if there needs to a box around it or something different.
On the tag I attached previously - the model and manu. is in the same label - you can create two labels and put them in any order you need them to be.
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