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    Nested Family Help

    I have a lavatory with 2 different faucet options. I nested a faucet into my lav family, then created 2 types. One for handicap accessibility, and one not. The faucet model itself is the same (since I'm only interested in tagging it correctly).

    I've set up 2 visibility parameters. One for each type. The problem is, when I load the family, only one faucet will show up. I can't get it to toggle between the two.

    Any ideas?
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    I don't think you need visibility parameters. I suggest that you create a Family type parameter, then assign that parameter as a label to each one of the two nested faucets. Then, simply make two types of lavatories. One with handicap accessibility, and one without, assigning in each type the correspondent faucet family to the Family type parameter.
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      #3
      Okay, I think I have the faucets worked out. I was trying to create 2 types in the sink family without actually having 2 types inserted, if that makes sense. I wound up creating the 2 types in the faucet family, then nesting them. Then I created an instance of each one, occupying the same space.

      Now, I can't tag my sinks! The faucets are working, but the sinks won't tag.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
        I don't think you need visibility parameters. I suggest that you create a Family type parameter, then assign that parameter as a label to each one of the two nested faucets. Then, simply make two types of lavatories. One with handicap accessibility, and one without, assigning in each type the correspondent faucet family to the Family type parameter.
        That's sort of what I was trying to do originally, but I couldn't figure it out. Then I thought about visibility parameters. It's still not working correctly, so I'll try your way again. Thanks Alf.

        Well, after rereading it, I was trying to do it with 1 lav family with different types. Are you saying I'd have 2 separate lav families?
        Last edited by dzatto; May 19, 2011, 04:01 PM.
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          #5
          Hi Dan,

          you missed something: with visibility parameter, you need 2 instances to toggle visibility: one HC and the other one. your family has only one.

          I would suggest using a family type parameter to toggle between the 2 types, the HC one and the other.see att.

          edit: I've been a bit late, but the family is done ;-)
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          Last edited by jbenoit44; May 19, 2011, 04:02 PM. Reason: too late!
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            #6
            Dang. Julien got to it before me. :banghead:

            Same thing though. Type based Family Type parameter then just assign the family to that parameter.
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              #7
              Originally posted by dzatto View Post
              Okay, I think I have the faucets worked out. I was trying to create 2 types in the sink family without actually having 2 types inserted, if that makes sense. I wound up creating the 2 types in the faucet family, then nesting them. Then I created an instance of each one, occupying the same space.

              Now, I can't tag my sinks! The faucets are working, but the sinks won't tag.
              load two faucet families not one with 2 types.
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                #8
                Ahhh, I see how you did it. Is this what you were talking about, Alf?? That's what I was originally after, I just couldn't figure it out.

                Well, I just tested it and it works great, except I can't tag the lav in yours either.
                Before I started nesting the faucet, I could tag the lav. What did I do?? :laugh:
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  Ahhh, I see how you did it. Is this what you were talking about, Alf?? That's what I was originally after, I just couldn't figure it out.

                  Well, I just tested it and it works great, except I can't tag the lav in yours either.
                  Before I started nesting the faucet, I could tag the lav. What did I do?? :laugh:
                  Yes, what Julien and Alex have posted, and what I wrote above, is the same idea, of using a Family Type parameter, instead of visibility parameters. I don't understand why you can't tag your plumbing fixture now. Do you get an error message?
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                    #10
                    No error, just no tag. I tab until I have the faucet and it tags. I can even see the tag prior to placing it. Then I tab to the sink, and I get nothing.

                    I tagged all 3 sinks and got 1 tagged. It's the other 2 that won't tag. WTH???
                    Last edited by dzatto; May 19, 2011, 04:23 PM.
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