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    hi,
    this not really a tip or a trick, but it's more a reminder for newbies.
    When building a family, you may become upset by padlocks and constraints.:banghead:
    You're allowed to select an object, let the padlock show up and then right-click on the padlock.(exactly on it).
    You select "show related", then the mini-browser allows you to see constrained elements.(see pictures bellow).

    Hope this helps someone.:wine:

    locker1.jpg locker 2.jpg locker3.jpg
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    #2
    Originally posted by jbenoit44 View Post
    hi,
    this not really a tip or a trick, but it's more a reminder for newbies.
    When building a family, you may become upset by padlocks and constraints.:banghead:
    You're allowed to select an object, let the padlock show up and then right-click on the padlock.(exactly on it).
    You select "show related", then the mini-browser allows you to see constrained elements.(see pictures bellow).

    Hope this helps someone.:wine:
    this noob didn't know that so :thumbsup: for the "reminder"
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      Also, try not to lock to anything that isn't a refplane. This will get screwy eventually.
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
        Also, try not to lock to anything that isn't a refplane. This will get screwy eventually.
        you DO mean "don't lock anything to other than a reference plane" right? I create ref planes, then dims, then parameters for those dims, verify the flex, create the geometry, and lock the geometry to the ref planes and now the geometry flexes. Is this not the correct way to do this?
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
          you DO mean "don't lock anything to other than a reference plane" right? I create ref planes, then dims, then parameters for those dims, verify the flex, create the geometry, and lock the geometry to the ref planes and now the geometry flexes. Is this not the correct way to do this?
          This is exactly how it´s supposed to be done IMHO :wine:
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            #6
            Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
            This is exactly how it´s supposed to be done IMHO :wine:
            thanks for the confirmation Klaus! Is it really 2:48am there and you're up posting?? I do 12+ hour days but 2:48am is mid sleep time for me
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              #7
              Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
              you DO mean "don't lock anything to other than a reference plane" right? I create ref planes, then dims, then parameters for those dims, verify the flex, create the geometry, and lock the geometry to the ref planes and now the geometry flexes. Is this not the correct way to do this?
              That is what I said isn't it? Reread my post about three times now but I'm pretty sure... Anyway: it was already late or early (funny, I see Munkholm does the same hours as me, never met a guy working so late as I do).

              But yes: ONLY lock to refplanes... (or reflines for that matter)
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                #8
                Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                That is what I said isn't it? Reread my post about three times now but I'm pretty sure... Anyway: it was already late or early (funny, I see Munkholm does the same hours as me, never met a guy working so late as I do).

                But yes: ONLY lock to refplanes... (or reflines for that matter)
                how do you expect me to get my post count up if I can't misunderstand a simple statement and then ask a dumb question about it ?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                  how do you expect me to get my post count up if I can't misunderstand a simple statement and then ask a dumb question about it ?
                  LOL... You're right. If you get a chance outside the "Out There", grab it! Or, you could ask some more questions on which we can provide the answers and earn some rep.
                  Martijn de Riet
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                    #10
                    It would be nice to see the entire name of the reference plane in the dialog box. Does anyone have a tip for that.
                    I am using 2010 and the dialog box does not allow me to see the entire name. For example I have an extrusion line locked to a reference plane named Heat Sync Top, when I right click on the padlock and select Show Related... it shows "Reference Planes : Reference Plane : Heat " as you can see leaving off the rest of the reference plane name.

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