Revit 2020 Truss Assign Member Families in Truss Family

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When looking at a Revit Structural truss family this week, I was reminded that one may also assign the structural member sections in the family itself. This cuts down on the time it takes to set the truss up in a project. Before arraying it.
The process is quite simple. One loads a Structural Framing family into the truss family and assigns it to the relevant webbing in the type properties.
I would suggest using the modern framing steel families released by Autodesk.

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They have a property called the “Section Name Key”. This is the key that maps the properties of the framing into Autodesk Robot and Autodesk Advance Steel. This process also works the other way around, from Robot into Revit and from Advance Steel into Revit. One should therefore not create any new types for these families or alter their properties.

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Once they are loaded, have a look at the type properties.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2020, Structural Truss, Member Families

When you first draw webs, you will notice the vertically drawn webs display in black. Inclined webs display in green. There is no other control over this fact. There are also the top Chord and the Bottom Chord, magenta and blue respectively.
There is some discussion around that users would like Autodesk to expand the types of members that can be assigned. There are also some more great ideas put up for vote by Sean Spence. Vote for the ideas here:

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The more people want vote for the ideas, the better chance the idea stands of becoming reality soon!

If you need help creating Revit families, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance to you.

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