The greatest improvement to Revit 9 families is the introduction of line based families. Awesome!!!
There are two new family templates added namely, Detail Component Line Based and Generic Model Line Based.
This now means by simply clicking from a point to a point, will set up the family along the length of the line between the new points.
This also works for the chain option, however the miter or joins don’t clean up.
The implications of these new families are massive. From a simple workstation or kitchen counter top layout to complicated sun screens with array formulas. WOW!!! I will post this example among others on family of the week shortly.
Generic Model Line Based family with Array formula.
In the project select Component and click from a point to a point.
Bruce Gow - AKA - Beegee gives a quick tutorial on his blog Revitalize on how to setup a line based casework family. Be sure to check it out!