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hanger rod problems

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08-14-2013 10:13 AM

Ok, so my hanger rod heights seem to be driven by an parameter known a  reporting parameter. Since the addin seems to be using this parameter to flex the rod length, I have to find a way to lock my bang-it to the top of it. However since my insert family is a nested family, it doesnt let me lock it to a reference plane, and I cannot associate the reporting parameter with the top of the bang-it insert because it says that you cant assign mulit-dimensions to a reporting parameter. (evien if the dimesions are the same). I tried creating a new dimesion parameter and setting it equal to this reporting parameter but it wouldnt let me do that either. I also tried deleting the reporting paramters associated dimension and reassigning it to the top of the insert, but that seemed to have no effect. I would also like to some how shorten the rod length to meet at the bottom of the insert, but that doesnt seem like a different issue, kind of the same issue:How do I manipulate this reporting parameter?

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08-14-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: michaelmead

You should be able to somehow constrain your nested family to a Reference Plane. Can you post the Family file here?

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08-14-2013 10:42 AM in reply to: CADastrophe
I can send you via email if you like
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08-14-2013 10:48 AM in reply to: michaelmead
I just need your email address again please, I cant be sure which one is yours. Thanks
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08-14-2013 11:25 AM in reply to: michaelmead

Reporting Parameters only read information, they do not actually control any elements in the Family. Check out this WikiHelp page on Reporting Parameters to learn more.

 

Regarding your Nested Family, you should be able to use the Align command (AL) to select a Reference Plane, select an appropriate parallel face of your Nested Family, and then click the lock icon to constrain it.

 

One thing I noticed about this Family is that its Category is set to Pipe Accessories; isn't this meant for a Duct?

 

I don't know how much more help I can be on this one, since this seems to be driven by an Add-in that I have zero familiarity with.

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Re: hanger rod problems

08-14-2013 11:59 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Thanks! I dont know why but I never thought of using the align tool in the elevation view, I almost always work in 3D so it never even crossed my mind in the elevation view with the planes! lol Thank you thank you! Ill be able to get the rest from here

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