Have you ever wanted to make a Component Family with the Category set to Walls? Or Roofs? Or some other system Category? There are no templates for this, and it doesn’t show up in the Family Category dialog box, so you may think that you limited to using In-Place families when you want the category to be Walls, Roofs or similar.
An interesting offshoot of the method that I described at this link is that when you save the In-Place family as an RFA, it adopts the Category that it had AS an In-Place Family!!
In simple terms:
- Make an in-place Wall family with some geometry in it.
- Save it as an RFA
- Load the RFA into your project
- It is a Component family with the Category set to Walls!
And guess what – it shows up in a Wall Schedule 🙂 I’m a little scared of what the repercussions of this hack may be, so please use at your own risk.
Have a great weekend everyone!