Get Family type from Category

When i’m runnig this script i can’t see anything in the list of sprinklers but there are two families loaded in my project.
i want to make a script where i can replace a curtain family type for another with dynamo just for learning.

In the future i want to try to switch a CAD block or Circle to this family so i can make a 3D drawing form a 2D drawing. It is working for pipes for know but not for these families.

Please let me know.

Best Regards,

Get family type by category.dyn (1.9 KB)

DWG to 3D.rvt (2.0 MB)

Hi Olaf,

The output of your script gives all loaded family types when i run it.
Tested on Revit 2017.2 + Dynamo 1.3.1.

Kind regards,

Hi MJB-online,

That is wat i want to see but i don’t get these results.
I’m using also Revit 2017.2.2 + Dynamo 1.3.1

Is the packages that i have used maybe to old. Which one do i have to update. Do you know that?

Best Regards,

Dear MJB,

Can you tell me which packages you are using.

I still get the same error…

Best Regards,


That node is from package Clockwork. Make sure you’re on the latest release.

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It’s wokring know.

Think it was the clockwork version and maybe some error due to custom nodes.

Know i want to make one selection from the list. Is that also possible.

I’m busy woth a coe block node but this doesn’t seems to work.

Please let me know

See what’s in the Primer and in the Dictionary maybe:

Hi Olaf,

A simple (static) selection can be done like below, based on the index.

If you want a more advanced/flexible filtering, it depends on what you want.
If you type for example “filter list” or “boolmask” in the searchbar of this forum, you wil get a lot of related topics.

Kind regards,