When you make a family with tons of different types, it can fill up your type selector with dozens of family types you may never need. Type lookup files can help you manage that mess.
- [Instructor] Okay, this one's pretty cool. … The thing is when we make a family … with tons of different types, … it can fill up our type selector … with dozens of family types we'll never need. … Wouldn't it be nice if we could choose … the only type we want when we're loading the family? … This video have us exporting family types. … Then we're going to insert the family … into a project like we would normally do, … and then we can choose the types we want … by choosing from a dialog. … It's the same dialog you see when we load beams … and angles and things like that. … So to get started, I want to open our nut family. … Let's go to open. … Browser where you're keeping your exercise files … there should be a family called Nut. … Click open, go to a ref level, … but it really doesn't matter. … Let's go to the family types dialog. … Now what we'll see here is no family types, … but let's look at our rod size. … So all of our family types are going to respond … to what that is. … Let's click on new type. …
- Creating parameters
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Modeling trenches
- Adding framing
- Creating joist bridging details
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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