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    Column Help

    :banghead: :banghead:
    It's late and I can't figure this out! I need help.

    The stone column attached works perfect except for one little issue. I've circled it in the front elevation view in the attached family.

    I need the cast cap to have an overhang over the stone column. The default is 4", but it's parametric so I can adjust it. The problem is with the top cap location, by the angled part of the column. I can't get that to be parametric or to lock. When I change the height of the column, it does what it wants. Thanks in advance for checking this out.
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    Dan

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    Fixed the constraints for the existing ref. line (for the angle) and added two more vertical ref. lines to control the overhang :beer:
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    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      The angle wasn't working?? It was earlier! I must have done something to mess it up while trying to figure out the other problem. Then saved. OOPS! That's why I try not to work too late at night. :laugh:

      Thanks Munkholm. Checking it out now.

      DOH! Scratch that. I forgot I'm still on 2011 at work. I'll check it out when I get home.
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by dzatto View Post
        The angle wasn't working?? It was earlier! I must have done something to mess it up while trying to figure out the other problem. Then saved. OOPS! That's why I try not to work too late at night. :laugh:

        Thanks Munkholm. Checking it out now.

        DOH! Scratch that. I forgot I'm still on 2011 at work. I'll check it out when I get home.
        Yes, the angle was working... I should have said "improved" the constraints, and not "fixed"

        I locked the bottom point of the angle ref. line to the vertical ref. plane to the left, and the upper point to the horizontal ref. plane... Doing that allowed for a new vertical ref. line from the top point, and yet another ref. line to the let with the "overhang" offset.

        See the attached.
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        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          Ahhh, I didn't try that (obviously). You have no idea how many different ways I tried to get that to work, and it never did.
          I know there is something in here about it, but can you do a quick rundown on reference lines v. reference planes? When do you know which one to use. I know lines run angles because planes can't (as far as I know). What else?
          Dan

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            #6
            Use Ref. Planes when ever you can... those can be named and used as workplanes, and are in most cases easier to work with. Use Ref. Lines when it needs to rotate parametric, other than that, I can´t think of a single reason to use a Ref. Line over a Ref. Plane...
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              Okay, that's how I understood it. Just making sure there's nothing else. :thumbsup:
              Dan

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