So I am going to try to resurrect a really old post. Kyle, thanks for the roof curb family. Before I attempt to do so, I am wondering if you think it is possible to change the ref level (or hosting workplane) of the family to the sloped side of the curb? Or would it be better to pursue adaptive components now that they are available since you first created this family.
I think it would be a simpler and more user friendly approach for my designers to just be able to place the curb either on a sloped workplane or on the face of the roof (utilizing adaptive components) rather than creating a horizontal workplane for each piece of equipment on a roof.
Thanks in advance.
I received a private message asking if I had been able to improve on the roof curb family. It is not as improved as I was hoping. I wasn't able to get it working as an adaptive component but haven't tried again in over a year. I still think it is possible. Regardless, I am attaching the family I have settled on using. It is version 2014.
It is face based so it can be placed on the face of the roof or a workplane. Once rotated as needed, the slope of the curb can be manually adjusted to match the slope of the roof. If the equipment you are placing on the curb is also face based it can be hosted to the roof curb to make moving both elements easier by just moving the roof curb.
Hope it helps somewhat.
I have run into this before. I have come to the conclusion that it is simple to create an unhosted family for the curb, and apply a left and right parameter to the sides (could be all 4 if needed). Then just pull those down as needed to match the slope of the roof. The nice thing about having both on a parameter is that you can easily change the slope, just reverse the direction on the lengths.
Since things are always changing, a face based family will move around on you when the roof changes.
Just some thoughts to add to the discussion.
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