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nstalker
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Registered: ‎03-16-2012
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Connection Orientation Failure

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11-13-2012 08:08 AM

I am having problems getting two user assets to connect properly.  It seems like I have tried every possible orientation of  X,Y and Z to no avail.  These are parametric guardrails similar to the guardrail in the system assets.  I tried to even make the connection points in the same orientation as the system asset but it does not work.  The system assets attach to each other fine so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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ted.saufley
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎12-14-2004
Message 2 of 8 (173 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 09:46 AM in reply to: nstalker

nstalker,

Is this what you're trying to achieve? (See attached.) I was unable to replicate your problem.

-Ted



Ted Saufley
Principal Content Developer
DLS Manufacturing Engineering
Autodesk, Inc.
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nstalker
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Message 3 of 8 (168 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 09:48 AM in reply to: ted.saufley

Yes but mine will not connect that way. I'm not sure why.

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ted.saufley
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎12-14-2004
Message 4 of 8 (166 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 11:25 AM in reply to: nstalker

nstalker,

Please check your Snap settings in the Factory Options dialog box. (See the attached image.)

-Ted



Ted Saufley
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DLS Manufacturing Engineering
Autodesk, Inc.
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nstalker
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Message 5 of 8 (162 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 11:37 AM in reply to: ted.saufley

Ted,

 

Thank you for your response.  How do I get to the Factory Options dialog box?

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ted.saufley
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎12-14-2004
Message 6 of 8 (158 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 11:44 AM in reply to: nstalker

If no layout is currently open, click Get Started tab > Factory Launch panel > Factory Options.

 

If you do have a layout currently open, then click Factory tab > Options panel > Factory Options.



Ted Saufley
Principal Content Developer
DLS Manufacturing Engineering
Autodesk, Inc.
Distinguished Contributor
nstalker
Posts: 170
Registered: ‎03-16-2012
Message 7 of 8 (156 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 11:45 AM in reply to: nstalker

Thanks Ted!  I adjusted my settings to be like yours and I still have this problem (see attached)

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XuesongBai
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Registered: ‎03-15-2009
Message 8 of 8 (143 Views)

Re: Connection Orientation Failure

11-13-2012 06:07 PM in reply to: nstalker

Hi,

 

The problem is that the direction of X , Z axis  are not correct when you change the asset variant as 8ft_1_Post. Please make sure the +Z direction is vertical to the landing surface, whilst +X direction is along with the way of chain. Please give a try to the asset I edited as attached.

 

Thanks,

-Xuesong

 

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