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    Wondering...
    Should be an easy solution!

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    So, just to be clear, in the original file, the symbols scale with the view as expected? And then, when linking that file into another model, the linework of the symbols does not scale properly but the text does? And other symbols (receptacles, etc.) are not showing the same behavior?

    You should post the families. That's the only way anyone can give you meaningful help.

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    Families attached

    That is correct.
    Sorry for the confusion.
    Please see attached.
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    I am going to make a few assumptions here. (1) you are placing the symbol directly onto you view in the original file, and (2) you are viewing the symbols using the "By Linked View" option for the view. In this case, Revit is not scaling the symbol from the link, because that's the original size of the symbol in the linked view. It's interesting that the symbols behave differently than their nested counterparts in the view.

    To fix it, create an electrical fixture (or the category of your choosing) and add the symbol to that family. Then place that family in your project, tick the "Maintain Annotation Orientation" option in the properties, and the symbol will scale properly in the linked view. I recommend opening up a few of the default electrical fixture families and see how they are put together and work in a project.

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    No, I am not using "By Linked View" most of the symbols (e.g. electrical fixtures) are scaling correctly.
    Anyway, I would like to watch a good tutorial to learn how to create and modify electrical families.
    If I 'edit' a receptacle I see (2) 3D extrusions and a strange green circle with a cross, I don't see the receptacle like I see it in plan and I have no idea how to edit it. See attached.
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    The receptacle symbol that you want to edit is another family that has been nested in the electrical fixture. That is how the majority of the default electrical fixture families are made (if not all of them). If you go to the Ref Level view and zoom in on the center of the fixture, you will see the symbol, you can select it and then open that family to edit it.

    Evidently, your issue is that the link is not displaying your family correctly because it is just a symbol. If you load your symbol into a custom electrical fixture family, placing it like the symbol is placed in the receptacle family, it should scale properly even when it is in a linked file.

    EDIT: I would be remiss to not mention that you need to tick the box in the properties palette for "Maintain Annotation Orientation". Otherwise the symbol will not show up in plan when placed on a wall. That is how the electrical fixture families are able to display as expected in floor plans.
    Last edited by Robert Roffe; December 19th, 2019 at 12:51 AM.

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