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bvm76
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cable tray connector

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11-18-2013 04:38 AM

i am trying to make a cable tray fitting but i can't figure out why the cable tray connector is not in line with the face of the tray that i selected. the width is fine and the height is the problem. Please see attached.

It has to do with that the connector is connected to the U-shaped face. It connects to the center of gravity of the face. Solution is to connect it to a workplane or alternatively create a (small) object were you can connect your connector to. This object with connector can than be located/placed in the right spot. In your case I would go for workplane based connector.

Too add to EnlInt's suggestion of creating a dedicated extrusion to host the Connector: you can disable that extrusion's Visibility  and the Connector will still be available. Alternatively, you can create the core extrusion as a solid bar and use a Void Extrusion to carve our the cavity, which will leave the connector centered on the face.

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CADastrophe
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Re: cable tray connector

11-18-2013 06:39 AM in reply to: bvm76

Can you attach the Family file? Also, what version of Revit are you using?

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bvm76
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Re: cable tray connector

11-18-2013 07:47 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

please see attached.

 

i am using revit 2013.

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EnlInt
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Re: cable tray connector

11-18-2013 08:16 AM in reply to: bvm76
It has to do with that the connector is connected to the U-shaped face. It connects to the center of gravity of the face. Solution is to connect it to a workplane or alternatively create a (small) object were you can connect your connector to. This object with connector can than be located/placed in the right spot. In your case I would go for workplane based connector.
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CADastrophe
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Re: cable tray connector

11-18-2013 08:58 AM in reply to: bvm76

Too add to EnlInt's suggestion of creating a dedicated extrusion to host the Connector: you can disable that extrusion's Visibility  and the Connector will still be available. Alternatively, you can create the core extrusion as a solid bar and use a Void Extrusion to carve our the cavity, which will leave the connector centered on the face.

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bvm76
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Re: cable tray connector

11-20-2013 09:06 AM in reply to: CADastrophe
I created a solid sweep with the same width and height as the U-face tray and it works. Thanks guys!
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