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Face Based Family 'Always Vertical'


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I'm really stuck this morning. I have downloaded a Revit file for a Thorn light fitting. The problem is the family is face based and I want to place it running on the sloped surface of a stairwell.

 

I can't find any way to do this. There is no tick box for 'always vertical' within a face based family.

I can't see any way to make it work plane based.

I can't export the geometry to a different type of family.

 

Stuck :(

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I found a solution.

 

Create a new project with the family in it.

Link that project to your main project.

copy/monitor the family.

It will now be non-hosted.

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So you're wanting a face-based family to be non-hosted?

 

A face-based family will host to any face you place it on. I have a guy that has complained because his jelly jar light accidentally hosted to some steel framing.

 

Check the original family for "Always Keep Vertical" and uncheck it.

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I have a manufacturer created face based family there is no option for 'always keep vertical' meaning I couldn't place the family on a slope. That's why I had to go through the steps listed above.

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...or tell us the manufacturer and part?

 

Creating another project just to dissociate a family from a plane is 100% the wrong way to utilize Revit.

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