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    Just been rebuilding my door families from scratch. Thought I had finished but when I load into project I get no active dimensions when I select the door. I do get the "active dimension" button which gives me a "one time" active dimensions.
    Never had this problem with any other families I have built.
    What am I missing ? :banghead:
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    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

    #2
    I guess your file is needed to search what's wrong....
    Julien
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      #3
      Mark I get an "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" error report when clicking on the link
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
        Mark I get an "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" error report when clicking on the link
        Sorry Martijin just deleted post, I want to have another look at this tonight before I repost.
        I modeled these doors from scratch the way Aaron did his in his "doors for download post" and have noticed his doors do the same when loaded, no active dimensions.
        I have also noticed Klaus's "Double Door" beta test also does not have "active dimensions" when loaded. We have all modeled in the same way.
        Last edited by mark b; May 19, 2011, 06:14 AM.
        Mark Balsom

        If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mark b View Post
          Sorry Martijin just deleted post, I want to have another look at this tonight before I repost.
          I modeled these doors from scratch the way Aaron did his in his "doors for download post" and have noticed his doors do the same when loaded, no active dimensions.
          I have also noticed Klaus's "Double Door" beta test also does not have "active dimensions" when loaded. We have all modeled in the same way.
          I believe it´s due to the massive amount of ref. planes we use.
          When we place the doors, Revit simply gives up when trying to figure where to place the "active/temp dimensions" - A bit strange, since it do know where to dimension from when you hit [Activate Dimension]

          Did try to use "not a reference" on most of the ref. planes, hoping that it would solve the issue... Guess not! :banghead:
          Klaus Munkholm
          "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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            #6
            Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
            Did try to use "not a reference" on most of the ref. planes, hoping that it would solve the issue... Guess not! :banghead:
            yep, I had used "not a reference" everywhere I could and no go...
            Looks like back to square one....
            Mark Balsom

            If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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              #7
              I have encountered the same error on a couple of families over the time.. Never got to figure out exactly what the problem was - This is indeed very strange..
              However I did a quick dirty test with Klaus' theory about the ref.planes. I started with a OOTB door, made 300 ref.planes and loaded it to a empty project, the active dimensions worked like a charm. Then I made a gen.component with some geometry and 300 ref.planes, and nested it twice in the OOTB door mentioned earlier. This however did not affect the active dimensions - Strange..
              So my best guess is that the combination of a lot of ref.planes a ridiculous amount of formulas and driven geometry, may be the trigger to all of this..
              A side note: When deleting all the nested families from Klaus' doubledoors the active dimensions is back on again.

              Update
              Did some more digging, and it seems like the nested shared components it making all the fuss.
              Last edited by KimArndt; May 19, 2011, 11:22 AM. Reason: Update

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                #8
                Thanks Kim for your input.
                I am starting again, (like you) with the OOTB door template and will test as I go untill it breaks (if it breaks).
                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  Yah, thanks Kim.

                  Did a little testing with an OOTB door family... everything is fine even when I add lots of ref. planes, and a couple of nested families... but the second I make those nested families SHARED, I get into trouble and get no temp dimensions...

                  Needs more testing... but I´m pretty sure that SHARED nested families is the key here... :banghead:
                  Klaus Munkholm
                  "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                    #10
                    Just updated my last post, figured out the same thing..

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