Query Families component returns string

The “Query Families” component just returns a string instead of a DB.Family -which to me seems a bit useless as it can’t be casted to family. Is this the intended behavior?

Hi,

You are right this needs to be fixed.

Hi Kike, has this been resolved? I can’t seem to get the loaded families in Revit. I want to edit their parameters but I can’t because I can’t reference them from Revit to Rhino.

@attheeast18 There is a reason the component outputs family names. A lot of families in Revit are System Families (are not editable) and do not have a representation in the API. This component returns the names of families so you can use the query type to find the types for a family whether it is a system or custom family.