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    Window Family Adjust and cut multiple walls

    Hello all,

    I've been stuck for some time now and having to make temporary fixes which is longer really an option.

    So the window two glazing units, an interior and exterior, as well as a plate which sits flush with the internal wall face.

    I'd like to make the family adaptable, in that it's able to adjust to the varying thicknesses of walls, and move in internal glazing unit flush with the internal face, and likewise the external with external face.

    I have wall build ups which are made using several separate walls. So the family is currently attaching to one of the walls and not acknowledging any of the others even if they are joined.

    I've attached an image and the RFA file.

    I would appreciate any suggestions, or if its even possible?

    Thanks
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    Without opening it....you have to control your opening with a void(s) and take account of the void extending past the host wall to allow to exceed the widths of any adjoining wall.

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    I don't understand how this will allow the rest of the window components to adjust to the varying wall thicknesses. What you've described is something like i've been doing up until now which required manual adjustment for each varying wall buildup.

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    Host the components in the family on various Reference Planes (Parallel to the host wall in the family.) Make those parametric with different parameters so you can position them differently.

    The window will not automatically pick up the widths of the "extra" walls in your project, you need to enter those values yourself.

    Make sure the void(s) in your family are deep enough to cut the entire wall composition and Join the different Wall Layers so the Void will cut through them all.

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    BTW, if you use the wall opening in your window family and in the project just join the adjacent walls to the wall your family is hosted to and they will assume the opening too.

    And yes, if you use voids you have to adjust the voids as needed for different wall types...or change the widths to accept all walls.

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll give your suggestions a go

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