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    Yep, this is all based on the assumtion you use Instance Parameters. Type Parameters don't stretch, even if you want the to.

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    Correct. As for the clarification about Strong/Weak/Not... Thats all Mr. Stafford. He pointed it out to me in case i didnt want to continue with the doubling up thing.

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    On the custom cabinets. I recommend and simple extrusion of the box, then make various Casework "door" families that you can easily assemble multiple configurations with.

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    I definetely agree with nesting the doors. We havent yet, but they are set up so thats the next step. But we model the hole in the carcass as well... Too many of them have partial open shelving or no door, to have them be solid boxes. Once you get one good one built, the rest of the library flies.

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    So when you detail your millwork, do you nest DC's within the cabinet (section)? Or handle it with drafting views? I'm nesting DC's right now but would like to hear what others do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    So when you detail your millwork, do you nest DC's within the cabinet (section)? Or handle it with drafting views? I'm nesting DC's right now but would like to hear what others do?
    We use drafting views, but here is how we handle it:

    the drafting views have the detailing drawn, but they have dimensions that all reference fields in a Millwork Type schedule, that lists all of the dimensions for all of the variations of cabinets. The dimensions themselves arent in the drafting views, theyre from the modeled objects. Some Drafting View sections represent more than one piece of content (single door / double door... same section, different cabinet) and they are marked "DETAIL FOR: U01, U02" and so forth.

    We dont bother trying the Detail Component thing since Visibility of pieces and objects in content can not be Scale aware. the cabinets turn to mud very quickly with all of that stuff embedded in them, in a building section. You can handle it with LOD, but i dont like having to View template Casework back down to Coarse just to remove stuff like that, or notch it up to Fine just to get it to show up in details. We use fine for presentations with ornate modeling, and coarse removes a lot of things for computer performance.

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    In the midst of a smallish healthcare job where I've nested parametric DC's into the millwork. It works just fine and live updates which is nice. Having said that, I initially debated whether to go the drafting view route and will revisit it now. Having drafting views to transfer from project to project is an nice benefit. As you said Aaron, alot of the details are common between different types of cabinets so it makes sense to do it that way. Lighter families is also a plus too.

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