i tought him everything he knows, the problem is i fergot it all after teaching him. he is briliant though. I bet he is a Autodesk programer on the side.
LOL. I am not and have never been affiliated with the wonderful folks at Autodesk (they really are great). I learned the way we all learn, i suppose. I got in to my first Revit project, and proceded to really screw it up. Day 2, i was like "there has to be a better way than this..." (i was trying to update an "object" (in place family) that i had copied 200 times in a project. Then i found AUGI. Then i found families. Then i started toiling.)
Thats why i love being here to help now. I learned from people helping.
BTW... i still use the "two overlapped reference planes" as my solution, but Steve Stafford pointed out in his blog recently that you can now do it with a single reference plane, since the rules for reference planes seemed to have changed at some point in the near history.
Strong reference planes = Align tool will stretch it and it has shape handles
Weak reference planes = Align tool will MOVE it... but it has shape handles still
Not a reference- planes = Neither.
So you may not need the double, depending on your propensity for wanting things alterable... Which i dont.
EDIT: So, in review, given the explanation of weak/strong ref planes above - that still all requires instance parameters for it to move/stretch/etc., right? If these planes are constrained using type parameters we wouldn't see the shape handles...?
Last edited by Chadwick17; February 2nd, 2011 at 04:14 PM. Reason: Additional Questions