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Monday, September 10, 2012

Casework vs Generic Models

Standard Casework families can not join geometry in the project environment, but Generic Models can.  There are various opinions on how to handle this.  From RFO:

Aaron Maller (using Generic Model, non adaptive):
Ours are generic models, non-line based, and we join geometry. It reports quantities correctly but conservatively, since a mitered corner reports both full lengths. But i prefer it that way. AC's are nice, but since they havent made one that is multiple point with point number dictated on the fly, im not making 7 different families so i can have a 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on.

Alex Page (Generic Model, but using subcategory):
Ours are Generic models (on a subcategory called Casework) so we can successfully use the join tool, and line based for ease of use... 

Steve Stafford (Casework, adaptive):
ah youze guys are chickens I made this one in less than five minutes from scratch. Not much more work than the old in-place deal. Make a few versions and you're "done".


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Old 2006 post on AUGI, listing the then 'joinable' categories:
It seems to be that only elements of some categories can be joined. Using the default Revit Building template, these are the categories that can be joined:
Ceilings
Columns
Floors
Generic Models
Mass
Roofs
Structural Columns
Structural Foundations
Structural Framing
Walls 


via 
http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?42732-Casework-Families-Geometries-Don-t-Join

The question remains - what do YOU do to solve this problem?

And can you find a 'current' and complete list showing the categories that can Join Geometry in the Project Environment?

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