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    Can't delete a family!!

    Hi there!

    I'm having this issue with a system furnitue family, i copy from one project and paste to another project, the thing is that i can't delete from the new project, everything in the propertie palette is grayed out, the red X in the modify tab is grayed out, i can select the family but i can't delete it, i can even create a similar and that one i can delete, but no the family that i pasted before.
    hope somebody can help!

    thanks in advance!

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    Have you try Purge Unused? If that don't work, you can always scroll down until you find the family. Then right click select all instance in the project. Delete it and you should be able to get rid of it.

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    heyy thanks for the fast reply, okok the problem is that i don't wan't to delete the family from the project i wan't to delete just one instance. Look what i did, i copyed a table with 4 chairs from one project to another, then in this new project i copyed the table with the chari several times, but now i wan't to delete 3 tables with the chairs, and that's the problem i can't, i can't do anything with those instances, just copy or create similar, but i can't delete them.
    thanks again!!

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    Sounds to me some how they end up in a workset that is locked or something

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    Select it and see if you can unpin it, in the modify ribbon. Sounds to me like you copied in a Pinned element.

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    Not allowed! Not allowed!
    It is:
    Nested family(Shaerd) of one category in host family of another
    And the host family category turned off
    Sorry Yoni !!!!
    Mea culpa !!!
    Last edited by duende123; September 16th, 2020 at 01:39 PM.

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