Tuesday 14 August 2012

Creating a new Linetype in a Family

When creating a new family you may find that you are limited in the Linetypes available to you so you  need to create a new line type. Don’t get confused with line patterns… here we are adding a new Linetype style to represent objects in your family…

We use lines in families to represent our component in a plan view.

Here’s how:

  • Open the family you want to edit or start a new family from the template. (Duh!)

  • Under the Manage tab select the Object Styles icon. This will open up the Object Style Dialog Box where you will see the existing linetype styles available in your family.
  • Create a New Subcategory, under the Subcategory of your component. This will allow you to manage the lines latter…

  • Name your category and place it in the appropriate Subcategory.
  • Now you have created a new Category you can now select the line weight, colour and pattern.

When you’re done you will now have access to the linetype you created in the Subcategory linetype selection.

1 comment:

  1. I realize this is an old post, but do you know of a way to edit multiple Revit families for line type at once?