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    Revit family constraining movement of objects in one direction

    I have a Revit family somewhere in a group of rooms that I am trying to move in the vertical direction. For some reason, due to this family, it is only allowing me to move in the horizontal direction. I have unchecked the constrain box and I am still having this issue. How do I modify the offending family so it doesn't restrict this? I don't encounter this often.
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    Did you check the disjoin box?

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    Yep, i've had to pull the Disjoin card a few times too, Elton! That should resolve the issue.

    A word of warning to those who aren't too familiar with the Disjoin option......be sure that once you are done using it, immediately follow the command with a 'move/disjoin unchecked' then escape to cancel. Revit likes to hold on to that setting, and it can do a lot of damage if not used carefully. For those unfamiliar, a disjoin will delete the original and replace it with a new copy, thus breaking those constraints.

    Years ago we had a junior work an entire day and 'moved w/ disjoin' many objects throughout the model. We found out too late that the entire door schedule was trashed. The guy spent the next day restoring all the lost data. What a fun time. /s

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    Is using the Disjoin option when Moving, better, worse or just different from (what I do) of Dissociating from Workplane? Admittedly I only come across this with In-Place Families so might not relate to regular Revit Families?

    Thanks.

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    Yeah that Disjoin can be a pain if accidentally left on! Sometimes I'll be moving stuff and it keeps throwing up warnings, and then I remember I had that checked before.

    Although I did find a good use for it, when I had a group of walls, sweeps and other elements creating a decorative brick column on a site. I found that by using Disjoin I could move the whole group up or down, despite walls normally not allowing you to move them up and down directly.

    OP your post is unclear about what exactly you're trying to move in the vertical direction. Just the offending family? Or several room objects? Or all objects that make up several rooms? Are there any groups involved?

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