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*Phil Clark
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Column Family Height Parameter/Variable

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11-13-2009 04:52 PM
In a column family I'd like to use the height of column in a parameter's
formula. Since columns are contrained to Lower and Upper Ref Levels, there
isn't a parameter for the height. I've tried adding a reference planes
locked to the Ref Levels, but trying to add a parameter over-constrains.
I've tried using "Upper Ref Level" in the formula, but that wasn't
recognized. Is there something hidden I can use for the height of the
column?

What I'm trying to create is a metal stud with punchouts, so need to array
punchouts based on height of column. I succesfully did it with a joist
(beam family) using the "Length" parameter.

Thanks,
Phil
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henrikljungberg5467
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Re: Column Family Height Parameter/Variable

01-26-2010 06:10 AM in reply to: *Phil Clark
Trying to do something similar to this.
Anyone have an idea on how to extract the height of a column to use within family as a parameter?

Regards Henrik
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cae
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Registered: ‎11-09-2009
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Re: Column Family Height Parameter/Variable

01-27-2010 01:33 AM in reply to: *Phil Clark
add an instance dimension parameter height to your column
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hebert81
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Registered: ‎07-02-2009
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Re: Column Family Height Parameter/Variable

01-31-2010 01:25 PM in reply to: *Phil Clark
It will overconstrain the model if you make a parameter from a dimension between the upper and lower reference levels.
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