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Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 11:04:24 PM | lamp family problem

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Hello, Can someone tell me what is wrong with this lamp that I modeled? When I place it in a thick wall like 18" it moves inside the wall. It only works in 8" or similar thick walls. This guy in the revit support has not been able to help me. I think this should be something very simple for them but the lamp I get back from him never works ???? I am very new with familes and I know I'm missing something really small Please help.. If you can send me the fixed lamp that would be great. Thanks a lot

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Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 11:56:14 PM | RE: lamp family problem

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Hey there. I think the problem is when u use a wall-based profile for a block of any sort, the ref planes are usually from the centre of that wall - which poses a problem when u have a thicker or thinner wall (its off the wall too much, or inside the wall). The solution is to re-model the block and make it attached, via the locked dimensions or ref planes etc, from the edge of the wall, not the centre. Its that simple. Well, maybe not that simple to put into practice, if your lamp is really complex, you may have to double check all your dimensions are unlocked before you try an move the whole thing.. But if u made it, im sure u'd know where everything is. lol. Hope that helps :D

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Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 2:32:53 AM | RE: lamp family problem

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Easy to fix using nested families... For future reference if you are modelling a hosted element: Add a reference plane and align and lock it to the face you wish to attach to. Then test by changing the wall thickness in the family if it adjusts correctly. Then constrain all geometry off this reference plane...

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Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 2:55:18 AM | RE: lamp family problem

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Hello, I was just about to thank Marie when I got Mr. Spot's responce I fixed my lamp by joining my geometry but Mr. Spots solution is very good. My eyes are opening now. Oh how I wish Mr. Spot was my buddy and lived next to me. lol Thank you

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