I am in the habit to use the family browser to invoke the placement commands of components. I do this because it is easier for me to select exactly the correct family and type that I want to place. Usually, this works very well. However, when one is modeling in the structural discipline, it is critical that the walls have their instance properties set to recognize they are structural. By default, when walls are placed into the project, they are denoted as being non-structural and the option to tick the checkbox is greyed out. Hence, one is not able to place structural walls from the family browser. Instead, invoke the command from the ribbon menu so that the structural check box is ticked.
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