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    Yes/No visibility parameter per view?

    shouldn't a yes/no visibility be able to be controlled separately in different views? I've got a generic model nested into a specialty equipment family and have visibility parameters to turn the GM and the SE object off separately and that works fine. Problem is that I need one off in one view and on in another view.

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    You'll need to place them on separate sub-categories, which you can turn on/off in VG, in stead of using yes/no parameters.

    Edit: What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe there's a even better way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkholm View Post
    You'll need to place them on separate sub-categories, which you can turn on/off in VG, in stead of using yes/no parameters.

    Edit: What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe there's a even better way...
    I've got an SE family that is a formed aluminum panel that has (for this conversation) a width and height parameter. I've got a separate GM of that same panel only shown unfolded (all of the flanges laid out flat) and I've nested that family into my aluminum panel family and have formula driven parameters for width and height of the unfolded part that take into account bend allowances. So, when I load the SE family into my project the unfolded panel follows the size of the parent aluminum panel hence my fabrication dwgs are parametric. Works slick except I need to have the aluminum panel visible in all views except fabrication views and visa versa.

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    The key is that visibility parameters in the family control what the family IS. The family can't BE one thing in one view, and another thing in another view. That would be very CAD like.
    There are two ways to control what parts of a family you see in a particular view. For simple stuff, you can use Level of Detail. But for anything more complex, sub categories are the only way. But Dave, in your case, can Fabrication views be Fine LOD, and all others be Medium? If so, LOD visibility should work dandy.

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    Ok. Besides using sub-categories, you could maybe also use LOD, showing the panel in coarse and medium, and the unfolded part in fine... Which option is the best, depends on a number of factors which only you knows.

    (I type too slow on the iPad...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    The key is that visibility parameters in the family control what the family IS. The family can't BE one thing in one view, and another thing in another view. That would be very CAD like.
    There are two ways to control what parts of a family you see in a particular view. For simple stuff, you can use Level of Detail. But for anything more complex, sub categories are the only way. But Dave, in your case, can Fabrication views be Fine LOD, and all others be Medium? If so, LOD visibility should work dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkholm View Post
    Ok. Besides using sub-categories, you could maybe also use LOD, showing the panel in coarse and medium, and the unfolded part in fine... Which option is the best, depends on a number of factors which only you knows.

    (I type too slow on the iPad...)
    thanks guys! LOD will work out just great!! And Gordon, you'd think after 2 years of hacking on this that my CAD brain would be about gone. Guess not yet

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