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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:15:30 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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Hi Sir(s),

Please help me with my sliding door.  I'm making one that slides open depending on how much percentage the user wants.  My only problem is the louver.  I can only make it (door panel) slide open without the louver, but when I place the louver and try to slide it open, a message pops out saying "Can't make the extrusion".  I must be missing something here.  The problem starts when I edit the extrusion of my door panel and add the void for the louver at the lower part of the panel.  Adding the void is successful but when I try to slide it open, I can't seem to find where I missed and what solution to make.  Please help me Sir(s).

thanks much.



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:22:57 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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Hi bigbrother

 

Is the louvre a seperate family which has been imported into your door family? Or has it been created within the door family via massing/voids?

 

Is the louvre also aligned with the door panel reference plane?


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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:41:06 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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Hi raja15,

the louver is not a separate family.  I made it within the door family by "Sweeping" method both for the louver's frame and the blades.  Isn't that just the same when you add a mullion within a window family or maybe a door knob within a door family?  What I did was, I editted the extrusion of my door panel and add a void, at the lower part of my door, for my louver.  I dimensioned and constrained the left and right sides of the void with the sides of the door panel so that when I change the width of the door, the void size changes too from the center.  But with or without the dimension on the void, when I try to slide the door open, it just won't slide.  I will slide only for maybe upto 15 percent, but past the boundary of the void, the "Can't make the extrusion" message pops out already.  This is even before I make the louver.



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:05:13 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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Everything you have said about creating your family seems fine, so I'm a bit baffled as to why it is not moving as you said.

 

How are you "sliding" the door panel?

 

Is there a parameter you have assigned to the panel which allows it to slide various distances?

 

Or are you simply using the move tool?


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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:08:30 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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I just had a brainwave, is your louvre set to equal constraints from one of the family reference planes? (refer to attached)



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:35:17 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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I set a parameter to make the panel slide open via percentage.  and i dimensioned and constrained the void from the sides.



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:51:07 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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please see attach with my parameters.



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:51:17 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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The only thing I can think of is to double check that your void is constrained to the "door panel" and not the "door frame"

 

What I would do to check this is -

 

  1. Open front view of the door family
  2. Open the "door panel" sketch for editing
  3. Delete the dimensions you have created to constrain the void
  4. Finish the sketch (þ)
  5. "Temporarily hide" ($) the "door frame" in view by element
  6. Open the "door panel" sketch for editing again.
  7. Redimension the void to the door panel sketch lines.
  8. Finish Sketch
  9. Quickly check that the void moves when you move the door panel by a %

 

I hope that this fixes your problem, otherwise I'm unfortunately out of ideas


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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:52:51 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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And it just worked!

Your so great!

I'm very thankful that you stayed with me on this.

thank you, thank you, thank you very much.


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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:58:08 AM | Sliding Door with Louver

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Glad to hear it worked!

 

You're very welcome.


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