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Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 7:34:48 PM | Symbolic Lines Variation in Family

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Can anyone advise how I can vary the symbolic lines within a family.

The family is a filing cabinet which varies in the number of drawers 2- 3- 4 etc. But retains the same look in plan view. Depending on the quantity of drawers in that family type I to place a symbol to reflect this . Say 2 lines for 2 drawers, 3 lines for 3 and so on. Can symbolic lines be associated & displayed with a particular family type ? or is this one for the wish list???

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Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 11:45:27 PM | Symbolic Lines Variation in Family

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Yes this can be done using a parameter linked to the visibility of the lines. Keep in mind thought that you may have to create new parameter for each drawer/door configuration you add.



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Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 12:15:47 AM | Symbolic Lines Variation in Family

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Thanks Dan, but could you elaborate on this.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 7:33:21 PM | Symbolic Lines Variation in Family

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Start by drawing in the symbolic lines for the 2 drawer option, then associate them with a vibility parameter [select the lines>go to properties>then click the small grey box at the end of the "visible" line [after the check box] > new parameter window will open> create a parameter for 2 drawers and apply the new parameter].  Repeat these same steps for options for 3 drawers and 4 drawers.

Now these parameters can be controlled just like any other parameter [either through the Family Types dialouge in the family editor OR through the properties window of the family when it is loaded into a project]. 

 If the options will build on each other, i.e. the 3 drawer option splits the lower drawer of the 2 drawer option, then you would only need to draw the 3rd drawer line and associate the 3 drawer option with that [just make sure to keep the 2 drawer parameter checked].

 


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