Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 1627 USD (65%)

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Offset Drag Grip Away From Wall

  1. #1
    Member CRapai's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 30, 2015
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    211
    Current Local Time
    10:30 AM

    Offset Drag Grip Away From Wall

    I'm trying to update one of our families that electrical is using. It is an outlet family. They would like to be able to offset the symbol along the wall and away from the wall. The family also has built in labels which they would also like to offset along and away from the wall. They want this behavior becuase of instances where they have to place outlets on above another lower on a wall or when they are close together.

    I've been able to make a family that offsets both independently by using two sets of symbols and label with YesNo parameters that turn on if the distance parameter is >=0 or <0. Doing this hasn't given me the ability to add grips. I can't for some reason get the label to align to anything. Instead I have a measurement inside the label family and control that nested paramenter in the outlet family. I think I could get this to read another measurement that could use a grip but then I've ran into an issue that all the grips I've made are stuck on the wall. Is there a way to get the grip away from the wall? I'm wondering if this is a result of it being hosted to a wall and the way that the family was created.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Offset Drag Grip Away From Wall-parameters.png  

  2. #2
    Moderator cellophane's Avatar
    Join Date
    August 9, 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    6,122
    Current Local Time
    10:30 AM
    Can you post the family? Having the formulas is great but it is only part of the picture.

  3. #3
    Forum Addict josephpeel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 3, 2012
    Posts
    1,401
    Current Local Time
    04:30 PM
    Ive done something like that before.
    Grips always appear in the centre of the ref line/plane. With a ref plane that is always in the middle of the family..
    You can control the grip position of reference lines by controling the ends of the line with dimensions (TAB until you get the dot on the end of the ref line not the line itself)

    If you cant see a grip any more after using a formula it means the dimension is too constrained by the formula, so it cant vary freely or it is not clear which parameter should vary to move the line. A simple formula with something like Type Offset + Instance Offset will work, so you can have a default offset for a particular type and the user can still adjust the instance.

    You might also get some ideas from this, even though it makes me feel old.... (2012)

  4. #4
    Member CRapai's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 30, 2015
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    211
    Current Local Time
    10:30 AM
    Here is the family as it exists now.
    Attached Files Attached Files

Similar Threads

  1. Wall Sweep: Shorten by grip edit, with doors
    By Gordon Price in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: January 31st, 2018, 04:39 PM
  2. Complex Wall issues with wall based elements base offset 0
    By Hype in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 30th, 2017, 01:37 PM
  3. Offset of curtain wall panel form basic wall
    By byk3bep in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 20th, 2016, 11:17 AM
  4. Can't grip edit ends of a wall sweep on a curved wall
    By NW_Reviteer in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 12th, 2013, 02:26 AM
  5. Bar mark annotation drag grip??
    By craiglarkin in forum Structure - General Questions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 10th, 2013, 04:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •