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    Model-In-Place Component family - Detail Components ask for a workplane?!

    Model-In-Place Component family - Detail Components ask for a workplane?!

    Let me start off saying I understand and use Detail Components!
    Now... While editing a Model-In-Place Component Family inside my Project, if I try to add a Detail Component it starts off by asking me for a workplane???

    Q: Why is that? Isn't this a view specific Detail Item, why does it need a workplane in Model-In-Place and doesn't while in the project.

    Note: My only conclusion is that Detail Items are workplane based, but the workplane is the view itself. While in a Project view it assumes you want to use that view's workplane as the host for the Detail Component.
    Thinking that I'm starting to get the feeling the Model-In-Place Component Family is actually like a family that has it's views hidden or non existent and uses the main model as an Underlay of some sort. So you are modeling the Model-In-Place "through" the Project views, but as a side effect even though you are seeing the In-Place model though the view you don't have access to its workplane which is outside your scope somehow.

    2nd Note: Adding a workplane, naming it and then adding the Detail Component to it makes the Detail Component visible from all other views with extents to include it, both in Project and Model-In-Place mode (3D views not included). Essentially it creates a Detail Component that is workplane specific and not View specific. Weird!!!
    Last edited by basilmir; May 24, 2013, 11:18 AM.

    #2
    If you want to see the detail component in only one view, why place it inside model-in-place component? Why not place it outside it?

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      #3
      What I'm trying to achieve is a little more complicated.

      We have this complex truss that has to be modeled in place. The "big" structure is 3D and the rest of it is just made up of symbolic lines. Some of these symbolic lines represent Detail components that i'd rather put in as they are so i don't have to draw them line by line.

      In my mind this made sense, but a little more digging and Revit seems to think otherwise.

      Thus... I have to put in view specific Detail Components inside this Model-In-Place. The problem is described in the first post, as it seems that you can view the model-in-place from any view of the Project but can't add model-in-place project view specific detail components since while in model-in-place mode you don't have access to that view's workplane. Basicly model-in place seems to be just like "a new project" with the real Project as a linked underlay.

      Originally posted by sagar.londonites View Post
      If you want to see the detail component in only one view, why place it inside model-in-place component? Why not place it outside it?

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        #4
        Both of your notes are correct.

        But I'm inclined to agree with Sagar. Either they're part of the family and visible in every perpendicular view or you just add detail components per view. If it's a visibility issue you could perhaps assign a different visibility setting to the detail components?

        Also just a point to note. In place components aren't referenced (tied) to a particular floor level even if the floor level work plane is assigned. This can be a issue for scheduling items if you wish to show which level they are orientated.

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