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Redli1
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Cut with void and solid

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12-29-2013 09:33 AM

 

I can cut a wall with a familiy void, but if the family consists of a solid and void it does not work. What would be the solution?

 

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constantin.stroescu
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Re: Cut with void and solid

12-29-2013 10:49 AM in reply to: Redli1

maybe I don't undrstand you well , but at me works...at least in R2014..

The steps made in order to achieve it:

  1. in Family  object : Properties > Other > Cut with Voids When Loaded - check the option - Load the family into Project
  2. In  Project : select the Wall and from Ribbon > Geometry >Cut - select the Famly object and the Wall
  3. check also in Project > Properties > View Range > Cut Plane  - if the Void part of the inserted family is under or over the Cut Plane , the hole will be not seen in Floor Plan View, so be sure that the View Range's Cut Plane cuts the hole....
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Redli1
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Re: Cut with void and solid

12-29-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: constantin.stroescu

thanks for your feedback. Can you confirm that you can cut walls with the enclosed family?

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constantin.stroescu
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Re: Cut with void and solid

12-29-2013 03:17 PM in reply to: Redli1

Because you already used Void in order to shape your volume, this can not be used anymore in perforating the wall and another Void would anihilate the shape.

I suggest to make a new family  Generic Model Face Based  (or wall based) in wich to include as nested family your family.

In this new family you can create a void that follows the shape of the nested family.

Once loaded in Project this will cut the wall....

I have attached the .rfa....

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