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Parametric Family Creation

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09-19-2012 01:27 AM

Hi just a quick question about parametric family creation.

 

I am creating a library of mechanical familys and have come across a problem when producing some of the parametric types. For example I have just created a VAV Box  which comes available in 3 sizes. My problem is that the small & medium models are identical other than size and work fine when changing the parametric properties but the larger model has a few parts not incuded that are shown in the other models. I was wondering if there is a way to isolate or remove cretain parts of a model inside different parametric types or would I simply have to create a separte family for the larger model.

 

Thanks

 

Ste

 

 

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Re: Parametric Family Creation

09-19-2012 04:29 AM in reply to: KEOSTE

You should create the pieces/parts as seperate individual families  that are not consistant across ALL Types you are setting up in the Family.  Then Insert them one at a time as "Nested" Families, and apply a YES/NO Parameter to the visibility param for each piece.  Then when you set up each TYPE, simply apply a YES or a NO for the appropriate parts, thus turning on or off.

 

HTH

Mike Maloney
BIM Design Automation Coordinator
CH2M Hill
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Re: Parametric Family Creation

09-21-2012 02:22 AM in reply to: MikeMaloney

Hi, thank you for your reply. sorry for my  late response. I tried your method and it works great.

 

Cheers

 

Ste

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