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Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:39:17 PM | copying of void extrusions in walls

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Hi all

I have created an arched opening in a wall using void extrusion and cutting before finishing.  This has worked fine but my problem occurs when I want to copy this opening.  I can create a new one, fine, but this opening occurs 100's of times in what is supposed to be the world largest existing brick building so you can understand I don't want to be repeating its creation every time.  Rectangular openings created using the 'wall openings' command I can copy fine, but this arched opening picks up from its original location under the copy command but doesn't land in subsequent repeated locations.

Any ideas, am I going about this the wrong way or is this going to see me to the end of my working life.

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Jamie


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Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 7:52:35 PM | copying of void extrusions in walls

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You should make a wall based family for this since it will be much easier to manipulate.  The problem you're goign to come across is that void extrusions and hosted families are dependant on the host and don't like to be copied to a different host.  So if you have Wall 1 with an opening and you copy it to Wall 2, the opening is still trying to cut Wall 1.  Make sense?  If you make a family, it's as simple as placing a door, just click the wall and the opening is placed.

 

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Thanks for your reply. 

Yes, I guess it makes sense.  In this instance it is much easier to create the opening in place as I am copying out details from a survey elevation drawing imported into AutoCAD, thats why I opted for the method used.  Strange thing is, I am only copying the openigns accross the same wall (within the same host), I figured I couldn't copy to another wall.  In theory it should work, well as I understand it anyway.

Guess I might have to create a wall based family instead.

Thanks again

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