Ever had the plan representation of your vertical bracing not show up?… I have…
It seems when I created a custom structural framing family for some vertical bracing I overlooked one simple setting that meant it didn’t adopt the project settings for plan representation. Heres how to sort it out.
Below is a Prezi.com presentation showing the steps required to resolve the issue. Start the plugin by clicking the play button in the middle at the bottom. I would recommend viewing it full screen (Hover over the more button in the bottom right hand corner, then click the full screen option) and clicking through the presentation with the Right Arrow (—>) at the bottom of the plugin (you can also click the Left Arrow (<—) if you want to go back a stage). Let me know if you like/dislike the Prezi.com presentation so I can make an informed decision as to whether or not to use it in the future.
For those who didn’t like the Prezi.com presentation here is the step by step method.
1. Open up the offending family in the family editor.
2. Click on Home>Properties>Family Category andÂ ParametersÂ from the ribbon.
3. Under the ‘Family Parameters’ section of the dialogue, change the value of the ‘Symbolic Representation’ parameter to ‘From Project Settings’.
4.Save you family, reload it back into your project, and your offending vertical bracing should now show in plan view as per your project settings.
I couldn’t find this info anywhere on the internet so I hope you guys find this useful.