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Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:17:16 AM | Place height of roof-based elements

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Hello,

what is the best way to be able to control the place height of roof-based elements in a roof?

For example: place a velux M-04 in your roof, and you want the top of the velux is located 2400mm above a certain level. Doesn't work with ref-planes....

 Any ideas?

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Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:30:45 PM | Place height of roof-based elements

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"Doesn't work with ref-planes...." What do you mean. Refplanes in a project or family. Need more info.

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Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:49:51 PM | Place height of roof-based elements

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In  a project.

If you create something as a "roof-based-family", how can you give it some parameter or something, to determine the height to a level once placed in a project...?


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Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:48:52 PM | Place height of roof-based elements

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I usually build this functionality into the family by creating associations with a "movable" ref plane in a family.

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Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:30:44 PM | Place height of roof-based elements

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Yes,

that was my first thougt. Only the problem is, that in a roof-based family there is no floor, or level...so nothing to align or dimension to?


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Mon, May 21, 2018 at 10:08:35 AM | Place height of roof-based elements

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BUMP. 

Can anyone answer this? I am looking to create a height parameter for these, but with roof based families you cannot? 

 

When loaded into the project, some families can't also be moved up and down within elevation. This is a MUST for us to be able to set PV panels and skylights at specifc heights. 



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Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:50:34 PM | Place height of roof-based elements

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The problem obviously is, how does elevation work with a sloping roof?  The unit has to move in the x-y as well as z direction.

 

If yo set a refernce plane in an elevation view, you can probably pick an interscetion of your unit with the roof and slide it up/down the roof to an intersection of the roof and that plane.


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