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    Quote Originally Posted by f700es View Post
    OH I thought he wanted to make 3D models for revit use. My bad.
    Exactly. This is what I wanted to do. But I wonder if this is a practise that is already done for this kind of models. Maybe it’s too detailed for a revit model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solvax View Post
    Exactly. This is what I wanted to do. But I wonder if this is a practise that is already done for this kind of models. Maybe it’s too detailed for a revit model?
    It's too detailed, and it won't really work right. You have three different types of 3D Revit Families, but only two that really mean anything: Loadable Families, and System Families. Pipes are system Families, therefore cannot be "downloaded and loaded". They're a part of the Revit platform itself. Think of it as a style, so to speak. Loadable Families are externally saved and brought into the platform and are not a part of the platform itself. Like a chair - this can be considered a manufacturer's content that is uploaded to a website, downloaded and loaded into Revit.

    What you're trying to do is create details of System Families which really can't be done per se. Roofs are also System Families. So if you modeled a pipe penetrating a roof, people who brought this into their project would have to remap a pipe to match their own (which they won't bother doing) and they'd simply delete the roof itself because that's done by the architect, and if the architect wanted to do this, he's not going to remap your basic generic roof type to his. Drawing a pipe in Revit is as simple as a 1, 2 click.

    It's not that it's impossible to do, I'm just suggesting to you that it's not really a viable road to go down. The intent is well appreciated but it's just not how Revit works. Best thing you could do is simply create some typical 2D details in Revit, contained in a project that's available for end users to download and import into their project. BUT... people are finicky about this because now they'll want to remap their text styles, leader styles, linework, etc. Your 2D details will be considered tainted content since it won't match their standard.

    Us Revit users can just as easily take 2D DWG's and leverage the linework and rework the text/leaders to fit our own standards. We do it all the time. I guess I'm taking the time to say you can do it all you want but it won't be of much value at all to the overall Revit user base. But definitely appreciated!

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