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    Creating special wall

    hi,

    I have created a wood column family as shown, which has curved glulams.

    Is there a way to create a wall with these columns that can be placed like a wall, pulled, stretched, etc?

    Thanks,
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    You can create a Generic Model (line based) family with a parametric array of your custom column - something as enclosed family.
    I have the array constrained to the equal spacing (4’-0”), but it could be set up to have a fixed number of columns rather than fixed spacing.
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    That's a pretty cool idea/family. Have you found a way to make it adjust in the project environment?

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    The length is adjustable. Either, stretch it grabbing a blue dot, or type desired number of items in the properties window (Number of Columns parameter). It will change the length in 4’-0” increments, because it is set up that way. If you need more control over the length, just delete the formula for the length parameter in the family and adjust the number of column manually (in the project) in the properties window (Number of Columns parameter).

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    Ok Cool, I tried that out.

    What's strange is, when I place it on the 1st level, it goes to the level below, at 0,0.
    My column family does this too;

    So 0,0 is sea level, with level one being a few feet above - for clarity.

    Any idea of what's going on in the project, that would prevent this? Maybe the family can only be associated with 0,0?
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    When inserting a structural column, you can choose its ‘level’, ‘depth’ or ‘height’ from the options bar. Depending on what you pick, the column will go below or above the specified level. My enclosed family is a ‘generic model’, there is no depth/height option, but you can still select the placement level from the options bar.

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    I tried changing the levels on this family, for whatever reason it just won't move up, to the next level.

    Any ideas on this?
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    I’m not sure why this is happening, but if you create your single column as a generic model family and then nest it to the column family, it will work ok. Must be something with a column family being nested to another column family

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    wOW,

    great catch.

    So, if I were to add special column brackets, would you keep those totally separate, or could they be nested? One thing I'm considering is having a metal bracket be different color, naturally, than wood.

    How do you handle the custom column with this in mind?

    And by the way, thank you sincerely for taking a look at this!

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    It all depends. Is it just one bracket, or all individual columns will get one? Does it have a complex, parametric geometry?
    It could be made as a generic model family and nested either to the single column family or to your array family. However, if this is just one simple bracket, it could be also created in either family.
    Either way, it is possible to control its material separately from the columns.

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