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Requirements

  • Revit integration.

Load in Project

This feature loads families (all family types) in active projects opened in Revit. The dedicated instance is NOT used to do this.

The Load in Project feature can be accessed from the .rfa asset’s context menu, and it works with a single asset or a multiselection. 

Load in Project.

Requirements

In order to use these features, you need to have installed:

  • Revit Integration.
  • Dedicated Revit Instance.

Display family types and parameters in the Previews Panel

This feature allows users to view the family types and their parameters in the Previews Panel and load only selected family types to an active project in Revit. The dedicated instance is used only to read the family types and parameters.

The Load family type functionality is accessible from the Context Menu of a family type from the Previews Panel.

Display Family Types.

Update Native Preview

This feature allows users to change the default Revit generated native preview (if available) with a more realistic one. The Update Native Preview can be accessed from the .rfa asset’s context menu, and it works with a single asset or a multiselection. 

Update Native Preview.

Convert Families Version

The Convert Families Version tool converts the version of Revit Families (.rfa assets) to the version of the Revit Dedicated Instance. The tool can be accessed from the .rfa asset’s context menu, and it works with a single asset or a multiselection. The options here are:

  • Update Embedded Previews – It updates the embedded native preview with the one that the tool creates and replaces the default preview with it.
  • Overwrite Assets – This option allows you to choose if you want to save the converted Family to a new file or overwrite the current one.

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Convert Families Version.

NOTE: After the conversion is finished, you’ll have a backup copy of the original asset(s).

Relocate Missing Textures

The feature allows users to relocate missing textures for materials of Revit Families. It’s accessible from the assets context menu and works with a single asset or a multiselection (of .rfa assets). The tool offers several options for locations to search in:

  • Search in the Asset Folder – The default option is to search for the textures in the asset’s folder.

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Search in the Asset folder.

  • Search in all Asset Folder’s Subfolders – With this option checked, the tool searches in the first-level subfolders of the asset’s folder.

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Search in all Asset Folder’s Subfolders.

  • Search in Specific Subfolders of the Asset Folder – When this option is used, you can choose specific first-level subfolders to search in. The most common/popular folders to store textures are added as default.

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Search in Specific Subfolders of the Asset Folder.

  • Search in Specific Subfolders of the Asset Folder (added by you) –  You can type in the first-level subfolder's name you want to search in and add it to the list. This field isn’t case-sensitive.

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Search in added Specific Subfolders of the Asset Folder.

  • Search in Other Folders – You can add the location of the folder you want to search in for the textures.

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Search in Other Folders.

The Relocate Missing Textures tool can search in multiple locations as you choose various combinations of options. It’ll search the locations in the same order that the options are listed in the tool. 

NOTE: After the relocation is finished, you’ll have your asset with relocated textures and a backup copy of it.

Generate Family Previews

The feature generates Family previews and assigns them as custom previews to the Revit Families (.rfa assets). The Generate Family Previews tool can be accessed from the .rfa asset context menu. It works on a single asset or а multiselection. Several options are provided for you to choose from:

  • Preview Naming:
    • Use asset name – If there are several previews, they’ll be numbered sequentially.
    • Use Family type name – Each preview will have the name of the Family type that was used to generate it.
    • Append Family type name to asset name – The preview will have the asset name and the Family type name after it.
    • Use custom name – You fill in a name in the field below.
  • Image format – Choose between .jpg, .png, .bmp, and .tiff.
  • Background color.
  • Adjust the camera position – Use angles in degrees.
  • Choose the size of the preview image (Image Width, Height, and Margin).
  • Hide custom previews – The newly generated previews are hidden.
  • Generate Previews for all Family Types – This option allows users to generate a single preview or to generate several previews – one for each Family type.

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Generate Family Previews.

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