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  • rkitect
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    Just curious, if you tab through and select one of the nested components, do you get temporary dims (as opposed to just selecting the entirety of the family that everything is nested into)?

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  • Twiceroadsfool
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    Woah, hold on, since i missed all of page 2 with this thread.

    I should clarify what i just posted...

    1. They DO work with Shared and Nested Families. This image is one of our doors, with a N/S Frame, and a N/S Panel. The Temp dimensions show up immediately, on placement of the door, which is what i was referring to last year on AUGI.

    On subsequent selections, they dont show up *automatically,* but they are available through the Activate button, which is when i typically dont bother. I either adjust its location on plkacement, or dimension it afterwards.

    Clear as mud?
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  • Twiceroadsfool
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    LOL, typed a long reply... The board ate it.

    Long story short: We dont bother trying to figure it out. Revit has an internal "judgement of complexity" thing, that automatically kills Temp dims, for performance supposedly. On most of our projects, they disappear entirely after we add enough detail to the model.

    We make sure we have whatever reference planes we want doors to (as a standard) in the Door families, so they can be aligned or snapped. (The doors are undergoing revisions right now). We dont bother with temp dims, they suck.

    EDIT: WTF, it actually posted it? Board: 1. Aaron: 0. I guess yall get to hear me in stereo now.

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  • Alex Cunningham
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    Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Temp dimensions (nine times out of ten) arent to the reference i want them too anyway. If i have to move them, might as well put a real dim and get a step further in documentation.
    I agree. I find myself throwing down more dims as temp just so i dont have to find and figure out where the auto temp dims are going too. This way its one time done and move on.

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  • Twiceroadsfool
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    Ive never bothered trying to figure it out, since i consider temporary dimensions all but useless. If i have reference planes where i want to snap the door to, that generally works better.

    In fact our doors are all getting updates currently to have the 4" and 6" offsets marked with reference planes in the family.

    Temp dimensions (nine times out of ten) arent to the reference i want them too anyway. If i have to move them, might as well put a real dim and get a step further in documentation.

    FWIW, theres some ambiguous rule about "complexity of the situation" and if Temp Dims will show up. Someone from the factory would have to elaborate, but after enough detail gets added to our models, they even stop appearing on the walls, and we have to use the Activate Dimensions button from there on out. Ive never paid it five minutes time.

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  • gaby424
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    Originally posted by dzatto View Post
    Thank goodnes Aaron is a nice guy. He could pilfer some serious cash from us with all his secrets. :laugh:
    yes i remember that discution. i didn't dear that time to ask for that working exemple. I still wish to find the answer. Hope Aaron has find It.

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  • dzatto
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    Thank goodnes Aaron is a nice guy. He could pilfer some serious cash from us with all his secrets. :laugh:

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  • KimArndt
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    Okay, looks like Aaron got it all figured out.. Guess we'll just wait for him to tell us his secret :coffee:
    Last edited by KimArndt; May 19, 2011, 01:49 PM. Reason: Typo

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  • Munkholm
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    On another note... since I never schedule the leafs and frames separately, and since I´ll only have a handful of door families to update/repopulate I´m very tempted to just not share them... would also solve the issue with sorting when picking a new nested family/type (leaf or frame) from within the door families...

    Edit: Sure Kim > http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=118525
    Last edited by Munkholm; May 19, 2011, 01:07 PM. Reason: Link to AUGI added

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  • KimArndt
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    Well, lets hope..

    Klaus, can you please post the link to the thread you're quoting Aaron from..?
    Last edited by KimArndt; May 19, 2011, 01:49 PM.

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