Thursday, May 21, 2020

Revit 2021 - W Shapes-Column Family is Missing

The stock imperial architecture template has the W Shapes-Column family loaded with two types: W10X33 and W10X49. I was experimenting with new features and noticed the family isn't part of the 2021 content deployment, weird. I had to reload from the 2020 version to add a size.

If it's not one thing it's another.


Steve H said...

While investigating your post I noticed that the HSS Rectangle, Round, and Square families are also not included.

Dan Stine said...

Unfortunately this is by design. The bulk of OOTB content is not installed with 2021. However, they ended up picking a small sampling of content to include within the install package, rather than the old web-based download. I think it would have been better to just exclude all content, as it is more confusing to find some content rather and none. FYI: for others who come across this post, the rest of the '21 content can be accessed from the new button on the Insert tab (in the same place the SEEK icon used to be back in the day:))

Steve said...

By design or not a family that uses a type catalog AND included in a template should have been included. Including nearly all the families in that particular folder but leaving out one used in the template strikes me as the opposite of thinking/planning.

Thanks for the info.