From Revit Randoms

  1. Download the files here:
  2. Extract to a folder of families you want to purge.
  3. Copy the first family in your category and paste and rename it in the same folder.
  4. Edit the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file.
  5. Insert the file path of your ‘dummy’ family file.(update all 3 file paths)
  6. Save and close.
  7. Run the upgrade.rfa script.
  8. Drag the ‘Upgrade_PurgeUnused.txt’ file onto your Revit icon. (make sure Revit is closed first.)
  9. Watch in amazement as Revit opens and purges your families.
  10. Go make coffee.

Now this can be used on any category of family, but you will need to make a dummy family that can be loaded into each category, else it will not work.

Read more at:

In the post, he also references some journal scripts by Aaron Maller that use the old File Upgrader to Transfer Project Standards from a project to families. The benefits of the old Upgrader are shown at:


Think of this scenario – you have 5 different Revit projects all linked together in various ways.  You want to ensure that there is some consistency in the way the Plan views appear (possibly because you intend to use Linked Views).

The answer – View Templates 2013 (of course).

First of all, make or open a Template file.  Set up the View Templates in this file.  Then save it, and Transfer Project Standards (View Templates) from this Template into the 5 other project files.

Apply the View Template to the applicable views in each of the 5 projects.

Now, when you want to update the View Template across all 5 projects:

  1. Open the Template file (it could be saved as an RTE or RVT in your project folder, such as View-Templates.rte)
  2. For each project RVT file:  Open it,
  3. Transfer Project Standards from the View-Templates.rte TO the Project file
  4. Overwrite!!!
  5. Rinse and repeat for all 5 project files.
  6. Your View Templates are now synchronised between all the RVT links.
  7. Your Views have automatically been adjusted due to the updated View Template definitions.

There are some traps and limitations with this idea, but I think that it could be powerful if used properly.

in a project where you want to inherit the properties panel in the “Manage” choose “a color designation schemes,” and in the “Deselect” target checkbox only “color scheme designations.”

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Заметки о Revit и том, что с ним связано: Копирование свойств легенды помещений из проекта в проект