Family Name

I am trying to understand the difference between the Family.Name and the FamilyType.Name nodes. They are both returning the same thing which doesn’t make sense to me. Shouldn’t the Family.Name return either Footing-Rectangular, Foundation Slab or Wall Foundation, since those are families used under the category “Structural Foundations”.

I am obvisouly not understanding what is happening here. If I used the Category.Name I get the same result. Shouldn’t is be outputting “Structural Foundations”?

All the *.Name nodes does the same thing, they try to get the name of the element you feed it with. Element.Name will give you the same result also. If you want other parameters you can use Element.GetParameterValueByName

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