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Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 6:38:12 PM | Wall hosted Families question

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When making wall hosted families they always seem to be associated to the centerline of the wall and not the face of the wall.  For example; If I insert them into the model the wall thickness is different than the Basic wall in the family file the object is either embeded in or floating off the wall. How do I ensure that the stay associated to the wall face and not the wall centerline?

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Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 10:17:37 PM | Wall hosted Families question

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David,

 

You will find familes on this site that do not work for the same reason.  When you build your families, you need to make sure that then are build from the wall face and that's hard to control. 

 

I have started building my families with a reference plane that is in front of the wall face.  Everything is constrained to that plane.  I then add a variable that I use to dimension this plane from the face of the wall.   Just before I save, I set this variable to 0.  If everything is built correctly, it will all move to the face of the wall.  When I edit the family, I set the variable to move the elements back off the wall so I can edit them and assure that I edit the family correctly.


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Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 10:49:03 PM | Wall hosted Families question

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I do the same thing as WWHub except I use Align and lock the reference plane to the wall face. So far I haven't had much trouble doing this.


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Fri, Jan 4, 2008 at 12:07:02 AM | Wall hosted Families question

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Still no luck! I'm getting very frustrated. I don't understand why it is wants to be locked into the centerline of the wall. I can't find where it is thinking it is contrained to it. Did I use the wrong templete to start? Why would they set it up this way to begin with, I mean who would hang anything away from or inside the wall?

My honeymoon with Revit is officially over.


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Fri, Jan 4, 2008 at 12:16:50 AM | Wall hosted Families question

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Still no luck! I'm getting very frustrated. I don't understand why it is wants to be locked into the centerline of the wall. I can't find where it is thinking it is contrained to it. Did I use the wrong templete to start? Why would they set it up this way to begin with, I mean who would hang anything away from or inside the wall?

My honeymoon with Revit is officially over.


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Fri, Jan 4, 2008 at 1:04:01 AM | Wall hosted Families question

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Okay! I got it!

It was the template I was starting with. I was drawing Toilet Grab bars so I used the wall based plumbing templete but it s pretty much hard wired to work on wall centerlines. I think wall based is intended for things inside walls like doors and windows.

I started over with just a generic templete without a wall and it worked.

 


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