Manage Families

In Manage families you can:

1. Settings and Columns

Settings Columns
1.1. Settings
  1. Show or hide settings
  2. Filter what is displayed
    1. Show associated types: Show Family Types that are up to date and linked to a CCS Type
    2. Show only used types: Show only Family Types that are used in the model
    3. Show only classified types: Show only Family Types that are classified or has a predefined CCS Type ID
  3. Create CCS Type ID from existing Type ID's: If checked, CCS Types are created based on existing CCS Type ID parameter on Family Type
  4. Synchronize Properties: If checked, Type properties are uploaded to the CCS Type in spine. If associated to an existing CCS Type, Type properties are downloaded from the CCS Type in spine
  5. Create CCS Type name and number from Revit Properties. Property values will be filled in in column 4. MainType Name, 5. MainType Number, 7. SubType Name og 8. SubType Number
    1. Create CCS MainType Name from: Select property CCS MainType Name must be based on
    2. Create CCS SubType Name from: Select property CCS SubType Name must be based on
    3. Create CCS MainType Number from: Select property CCS MainType Number must be based on
    4. Create CCS SubType Number from: Select property CCS SubType Number must be based on
1.2. Columns
  1. Revit Type - Revit Family Type
    Revit Family Type Name in the Revit file. Manage which Types to display, using the 2. filters in settings.
  2. spine Type ID - spine Type
    The spine Type ID is the unique ID Revit Types are assigned in spine, so that the Revit Type can be tracked across multiple Revit files in a spine project. The ID is stored on the Revit Type in a hidden Parameter SpineTypeID.
  3. CCS Type ID - CCS Type ID
    The CCS Type ID is the unique Code which unambiguously seperates a group of objects from other groups of objects according to the standard. The ID is stored on the Revit Type in the Parameter CCSTypeID_Type or CCSTypeID.
  4. MainType Name
    The name read from the parameter selected in "Create CCS MainType Name from". This field is editable and will be used when creating new CCS Types. Changing the name will not affect the parameter on the Revit Type in the file.
  5. MainType Number
    The number read from the parameter selected in "Create CCS MainType Number from". This field is editable and will be used when creating new CCS Types. If left blank, a number will be assigned automatically. Changing the number will not affect the parameter on the Revit Type in the file.
  6. Is SubType - SubType
    If checked, the type will be created as a SubType.
  7. SubType Name
    The name read from the parameter selected in "Create CCS SubType Name from". This field is editable and will be used when creating new CCS Types. Changing the name will not affect the parameter on the Revit Type in the file.
  8. SubType Number
    The number read from the parameter selected in "Create CCS SubType Numbers from". This field is editable and will be used when creating new CCS Types. If left blank, a number will be assigned automatically. Changing the number will not affect the parameter on the Revit Type in the file.
  9. spine Type - spine Type
    If a matching spine Type is found based on the "Family Name", "Revit Type Name" or "Spine Type ID" the match is shown.
    If a partial matching Spine Type is found, the matching parameter is highlighted in green, either "Revit Type Name" or "Spine Type ID"
    If no matching spine Type is found. A new spine Type will be created.
    The dropdown list shows all spine Types under the same Family Name if Family Name is matching.
  10. CCS Type - CCS Type ID
    If a matching CCS Type is found based on "CCS Type ID" or if a matching Spine Type is associated to a CCS Type, the match is shown. If the Revit Type is Classified or "CCS Type ID" contains Topnode and Class, -New- is suggested as default and the dropdown list shows all CCS Types in Spine that match the class of the Revit Type. If the Revit Type is missing information of its Class, -Missing CCS Class- is shown by default, but the dropdown list will show all CCS Types in Spine. If an existing CCS Type is selected, the Class will be added to the Revit Type.
  11. Revit Type
    If checked, the Revit Type will be associated with the selected Spine Type and updated with "Type Name" and "Spine Type ID" according to the associated Spine Type.
  12. Update/Create spine Type
    If checked, the Revit Type will be associated with the selected Spine Type and the Spine Type will be updated with "Type Name" according to the associated Revit Type.
    If Spine Type is -New-, a new Spine Type will be created.
  13. Associate/Create CCS Type
    If checked, the Spine Type will be associated with the selected CCS Type.
    If CCS Type is -New-, a new CCS Type will be created based on the Revit Type.

2. Examples

The first column display the Revit Family Type and the next two display its properties.
The colors indicate a match or mismatch between the Revit Type properties spine Type ID and CCS Type ID and the selection in spine Type and CCS Type.
  1. Column Type 01
    Has a spine Type ID and a CCS Type ID. The green color indicates that the Revit Type is associated with the CCS Type. Action/Result: No action
  2. Column Type 02
    Has a spine Type ID and a CCS Type ID. The CCS Type ID is yellow and indicates that a non-matching CCS Type is selected. Action/Result: Associate the selected CCS Type with the spine Type.
  3. Column Type 03
    Has no spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. The Revit Type name matches a spine Type name, and the spine Type and the associated CCS Type is suggested. Action/Result: Associate the spine Type with the Revit Type
  4. Door Type 01
    Has a Class, but no spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. The CCS Type ID is yellow and indicates that a non-matching CCS Type is selected. Action/Result: Create spine Type and associate it with the Revit Type. Associate CCS Type with the Spine Type.
  5. Door Type 02
    Has a Class, but no spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. '- New -' is selected in spine Type and CCS Type. Action/Result: Create spine Type and associate it with the Revit Type. Create CCS Type and associate it with the spine Type.
  6. Floor Type 01
    Has no Class, spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. An existing CCS Type is selected and the yellow color indicates a mismatch between CCS Type ID and CCS Type. Action/Result: Create spine Type and associate it with the Revit Type. Associate the CCS Type with the spine Type.
  7. Wall Type 01
    Has a spine Type ID and a CCS Type ID. The green color indicates that the Revit Type is associated with the CCS Type. Action/Result: No action
  8. Wall Type 02
    Has no spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. The CCS Type ID is yellow and indicate that a non-matching CCS Type is selected. Action/Result: Select SubType, create a spine Type and associate it with the Revit Type. Create CCS SubType and associate it with the spine Type.
  9. Wall Type 03
    Has no spine Type ID or CCS Type ID. The CCS Type ID is yellow and indicate that a non-matching CCS Type is selected. The row is highlighted in blue, because the class is added as an instance parameter, and the color indicate that all instances within the Revit Type has the same CCS Class. If some instances of a Revit Type have different classes, the Revit Type will be displayed like it is missing the class. Action/Result: Select SubType, create a spine Type and associate it with the Revit Type. Create CCS SubType and associate it with the spine Type.
  10. Window Type 01 new name
    Has a spine and a CCS Type ID. The Revit Type name has been changed in the current model, and the yellow color indicate a mismatch between the Revit Type and the spine Type name. Action/Result: Update Revit Type name according to the spine Type name.
  11. Window Type 02 new name
    Has a spine and a CCS Type ID. The Revit Type name has been changed in the current model, and the yellow color indicate a mismatch between the Revit Type and the spine Type name. Action/Result: Update spine Type name according to Revit Type name.
  12. Window Type 03
    Has a spine and a CCS Type ID. The spine Type name has been changed in another model, and the yellow color indicate a mismatch between the Revit Type name and the spine Type name. Action/Result: Update Revit Type name according to the spine Type name.
  13. Window Type 04
    Has a spine and a CCS Type ID. The spine Type name has been changed in another model, and the yellow color indicate a mismatch between the Revit Type name and the spine Type name. Action/Result: Update spine Type name according to Revit Type name.

3. Manage Families Tutorial (Video English)

4. Relation between Revit, Spine and CCS Types (Video English)

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