Since I wrote about managing content yesterday I might as well follow up with another content related tale. I was hunting for air terminal families yesterday. I visited Autodesk Seek and downloaded this:
Trox USA: DID300 Series Active Chilled Beams, One or Two-Way Discharge, Ideal for Use in Shallow Ceiling Cavities
It's a minor defect but it has a masking region that does not properly maintain its size when a different type is chosen. The 4x4 type works but the others; 6x6,8x8 & 10x10 result in a very large masking region that would hide more than intended. I believe it is intended to mask the pipe connections to clean up the plan view appearance. It isn't hard to fix but it is extra work.
Which brings me to my reason for posting. If the Seek site offered a way to rate or comment on a family page I could have put my observations where others would find it useful to help decide if they want to try to use it, instead of writing about it here.
I also visited the Price website to check out their Revit content, specifically for air terminals. I discovered that most, if not all, of their face-based content is built upside-down. Unfortunately when you place them on a face they end up pointing up into the plenum instead of down into the room. A simple comparison between working air terminals from Autodesk and theirs (Price) will reveal the inconsistency.
To Price's credit, I sent them an email about the face-based issue and I got a response within an hour asking about my issue. I've passed on my concerns and it appears that older content is suffering this malady while newer content isn't. I used their Download All option so I wasn't able to differentiate from old/new. Suffice it to say that for now they are working on it!