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Getting Nested Families from Revit with Dynamo

One thing that always comes up in scheduling items are the use of Nested families. One major aspect of this is that it is difficult from the schedule to see what the relationship between that families is. In the next week of so I will give a use case for this. but till then here is a node that will pull the relationship from the Revit API. Use this in conjunction with SetParameters to make the implicit more explicit in your schedules.

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 #Copyright(c) 2014, Jason Andersen, andersen.ja@gmail.com

# Default imports
import clr
# Import RevitAPI
clr.AddReference("RevitAPI")
import Autodesk
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *
import System.Collections.Generic
from System.Collections.Generic import List
# Import DocumentManager and TransactionManager
clr.AddReference("RevitServices")
import RevitServices
from RevitServices.Persistence import DocumentManager
from RevitServices.Transactions import TransactionManager
# Import ToDSType(bool) extension method
clr.AddReference("RevitNodes")
import Revit
clr.ImportExtensions(Revit.Elements)
doc =  DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentDBDocument
app =  DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentUIApplication.Application

#elements coming in
elementIN = IN[0]

#UnwrapElements
elements = []
for i in elementIN:
    elements.append(UnwrapElement(i))

#variables
output = []
parents = []
superComponents = []
error = []

#work
for f in elements:
	try:
		elemlist = []
		for elemid in f.GetSubComponentIds():
			elemlist.append(doc.GetElement(elemid))
		superComponents.append(elemlist)
		if f.SuperComponent == None:
			parents.append(f)
		else:
			continue
	except:
		error.append("Something Wrong Here")
		error.append(f)		
		
output.append(parents)
output.append(superComponents)
output.append(error)

OUT = output

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