dRofus Panel Family Instances Introduction

Within the dRofus Ribbon, select the "Show panel" button to activate the dRofus Panel:


A movable / dock-able dRofus Panel will then appear as follows:



Select a Revit Family Instance (the Family Type of which has already been linked to a corresponding dRofus Item Type + the Instance of which has already been linked to a corresponding dRofus Item Occurrence), and the dRofus Panel will then display all the dRofus Item Occurrence's Instance attributes as follows:



Depending on the active / default Occurrence <-> Revit Instance Configuration, you will note that there may appear arrows next to some of the Instance attributes.

In this example, a Configuration called "Revit Family Instances - Update" has been applicable. If you click on this Configuration, and then (within the Attribute Configuration Settings dialog, click on "Edit" against the Occurrence <-> Revit Instance Configuration called "Revit Family Instances - Update", you will note (within the Instance/Occurrence Data Attribute Configuration Editor dialog) that:

  • dRofus' Item Occurrence attribute (1) has been mapped such that it's values are to get pushed in to a Revit's Family Instance parameter, hence the arrow within the dRofus Panel is orange in colour and points to the right
  • dRofus' Item Occurrence attribute (1) has been mapped such that it's values are to get pulled from a Revit's Family Instance parameter, hence the arrow within the dRofus Panel is blue in colour and points to the left



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If you (on the other hand) select a Revit Family Instance (the Family Type of which has not already been linked to a corresponding dRofus Item Type), the dRofus Panel will then display the following message and you are able to Enable category and link to dRofus from here as follows:



Also, if you select a Revit Family Instance (the Family Type of which has already been linked to a corresponding dRofus Item Type, but the very Instance has not already been linked to a corresponding dRofus Item Occurrence), the dRofus Panel will then display only some of the dRofus Item's Item Core attributes, with the option to Open Item as follows:



For information about the following icons within the dRofus Panel for Family Instances, refer to: dRofus Panel Family Instances Action Icons:



For information on data exchange between dRofus Item Occurrences and Revit Family Instances, refer to: dRofus Panel Family Instances Updating Data.