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Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:36:01 PM | convert a family into an in-place-model

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ihearthank


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Is it possible to convert families placed within a model to an in-place-family within a project so that I can edit them to an element placed in the model?

 

I have 9 individual outriggers modeled as individual families and a canted roof modeled as an individual family. As you can see in the image, I need to adjust the outriggers to meet up with the plane of the roof. I need to reference the roof to edit the outriggers.

 

Any tips?

 

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Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:57:11 PM | convert a family into an in-place-model

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It is possible, but I wouldn't do it. Here's what I do when I need a 'normal' family to match up to elements within the model.

Open up the family that needs to be adjusted. Go back to your model, start a new in-place family (doesn't even matter the category or name, it's going to be junked). Using Ref Planes/Symbolic Lines/Whatever works in your case to sketch out the shape you need,

making sure you include something you can match up to objects in your other family. While you are still in in-place family editing mode, select and copy to clipboard your sketch elements. Paste them into your other family, align them where they need to be. Adjust your family. Get out of editing mode in the project (cancel if you are done, finish if you need to repeat the process), then load your other family into your project.

 

If this just isn't going to work for you, open your normal family, then start an in-place family in your project. You can then copy the elements from your family to your in-place family. Again, avoid this if you can. You'll get better performance out of a normal family.


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Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:11:19 PM | convert a family into an in-place-model

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Thanks for your reply. I have to tell you though, I'm having a devil of a time editing the plates to match the canted roof. I can't seem to draw lines in the z axis that will snap to the intersection. The elements don't seem to recognize one another.

For example, if I'm looking at the left elevation of the roof and outriggers, i can't edit the profile of the plate to intersect the canted roof.

Would you have any suggestions?

 


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