Split Method

Splits the family instance element at a point on its defining curve.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (


public ElementId Split(
	double param
Visual Basic
Public Function Split ( _
	param As Double _
) As ElementId
Visual C++
ElementId^ Split(
	double param


Type: System Double
The normalized parameter value along the element (should be greater than 0 and less than 1).

Return Value

The newly created family instance id.


Splitting is permitted for architectural and structural columns, beams and braces. Beams and braces that are not a line or an arc is not permitted. See CanSplit to determine if the family instance is allowed to be split by this method.

Splitting modifies this family instance and adds a second family instance to the model.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException Thrown when parameter is out of range.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException Thrown when the family instance element cannot be split.

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