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Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 3:21:19 AM | Parametric sliding window family not showing properly in plan

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Hi everyone,

I made this parametric sliding window family and it is working quite well but the problem is that it is not being shown properly in plan. The sliding panels show as long rectangles instead of showing the frames and the glass being cut.

I know sometimes this can be fixed if we just adjust the cut plane height in either the project we are working on or the family floor plan itself. In this case I have the panels as nested generic model families. I already played with the cut height on the project file, the sliding window family and the panel being nested but they just don't want to work.

Any help is very appreciated. The window family is attached. 



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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:48:46 AM | Parametric sliding window family not showing properly in plan

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open the "panel.rfa" inside your window family, and change under OTHER, on properties the "shared" option. Then reload into the window family.

 

This will make the cut work... but i think it have too many lines on plan, so it gets dirty. Try this approach

1)  change the visibility to shared, so you can cut the window on elevations

2) uncheck the visibility on the panels (the geometry) to show only on elevations

3) add a masking on plan, and some lines to simulate the sliding panels... its going to look much cleaner. (of course lock it to the true geometry)


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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:15:37 AM | Parametric sliding window family not showing properly in plan

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Hi nastyclown, thanks a lot for the tips but when I checked SHARED on the panel family and reloaded it into my window family I got this message saying that I can't link my panel family parameters and dimensions to my window family parameters anymore. How can I fix this?

Thanks. 



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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 1:43:53 AM | Parametric sliding window family not showing properly in plan

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set the width/height inside panel family to "instance" , that way you can override the width/height within the final family chain... and get control over it.


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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 3:04:59 AM | Parametric sliding window family not showing properly in plan

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Awesome. It works!

The lines clean up I will have to do tonight when I get home but I will let you know how it went.

Thanks a lot, nastyclown. 


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