Here is a question for Dynamo that comes up time and time again.

The question often is:

How do I modify XX amount of family files opened in the background with [insert package name here] ?

Unfortunately, the general reply is:

  • Sorry, we can’t help you here, go ask on that package author’s Github. or
  • Sorry background documents are unstable in Dynamo and scary.

Well, I am happy to say there is an OOTB Dynamo way of handling this with nodes, but we do need one external tool in Revit.

This video below gives an overview of family document nodes and shows how to batch them, eliminating the need to mess around with background opened files.