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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tutorial - Creating Detail Components from Detail Lines (Revit Clinic)

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Creating new detail components from existing detail lines & components

By default you can copy detail lines from a project drafting view into a detail component family. You cannot however copy a detail component from a project drafting view into a detail component family.

There may be a scenario where you have a number of detail lines, and components organized in a drafting view. What if you want to move this content all into a new detail component family for standard details?

I’ve included 3 options below depending on the complexity of the drafting view or desired detail component:

1. Edit the detail component family from the project drafting view, and then copy & paste the detail lines [in the family] from the detail component family into the project drafting view. When complete you could then copy all of the detail items from the project drafting view into a new detail component family.

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