Family Category and Parameters

The Family Category and Parameters tool assigns the properties of a predefined family category to the component you are creating. The tool is only available within the Family Editor. For example, if you are creating a lighting fixture family, you can select the Lighting Fixtures category, and then select or clear the Always Vertical parameter. If the Always Vertical parameter is selected, this means the family always appears vertical at 90 degrees, even if it is on a sloping host, such as a floor or ceiling.

  1. In the Family Editor, click Home tab (or Modify tab)Properties panel (Family Category and Parameters).
  2. From the dialog, select a family category whose properties you want to import into the current family.
  3. Specify the family parameters.
    NoteFamily parameter options vary depending on family category.
  4. Click OK.