This is a pretty basic question, just want to find out the best way to do it.
I'm creating a canopy family. Imagine the canvas topped canopies one would see at a car wash. We buy these canopies in 30' sections.
So, if we need 120' of canopy, that's 4 sections.
The issue is with the columns. Obviously, it's easy with one section. You have columns on each side, so let's call it 2 sets of columns. But, once you get into multiples, you now have an odd set since 2 adjacent canopy sections share a column.
So, what's the best way to do this? I was going to array a nested family, but what about the odd set of columns? Visibility parameter to turn them off? 2 nested families; one with both sets of columns for the start, then array another nested family that only has one column?
It seems there's many ways to handle this, but which way is best? Not to mention that, technically, the column placement is slightly different on the ends than it is in the middle, where the column is shared. I won't be building off these, though. It's just for representation and renderings, so it shouldn't matter (I don't think).