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    When loading families in Revit, you may encounter the message Cannot Load Family Files, and this may stop you from loading the family you require.

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    In the newer versions of Revit, the message is a little clearer and helps understand the issue.

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    In this example above, while working with Windows and using “Load Family”, a Door Family has been selected, when only a Windows Family can be loaded. While you are working in a certain tool, Revit will lock “Load Family” to that category.

    The best way to get around this, and a quicker way of working, is to go to the Insert Tab>Load Family. Here you can load any family without any restrictions:

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