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    Yeah I figured. I was mostly curious of testing that option for other potential scenarios (model families with nested content) that I was thinking it may be simple enough here. Just wanting to push the boundaries of automation again (wash, rinse, repeat).

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    Except it isnt pushing the boundaries of anything (no offense). Youre talking about:

    Action = Person changes type parameter --> Reaction: A dim changes, shoves some stuff around, and the DSA titleblock works. (1:1 Action, reaction)

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    Action = Person changes y/n parameter --> Reaction: A dim changes, shoves some stuff around, and the DSA titleblock works. (1:1 Action, reaction)

    or

    Action = Person changes titleblock--> Reaction: Titleblock swaps, and DSA titleblock works. (1:1 Action, reaction)

    There is no more enhanced Automation in any of it. The only differences are:

    Options 1 and 2 have the POTENTIAL to be a gain, during the short period of time that you are still "editing the look and feel if your titleblocks." After that time, 1 and 2 will always have the NEGATIVE POTENTIAL of people who dont understand accidentally activating it, or messing with it, or breaking it, or anything similar.

    Option 3 always works, is clean, and can be kept out of the hands of non DSA projects.

    Sorry, i dont mean to sound crabby, but i hear the "im trying to push the boundaries by making this thing that doesnt need to be complex at all, complex." Titleblocks just arent that complicated.

    Hell, my different SIZE titleblocks are even different families. There just isnt a benefit to shoving all that crap in one family.

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