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    Is a constant profile possible in adaptive components' extrusion?

    I'm trying to create an extruded "fin" to put into a Curtain Panel Pattern Based family. I'd like to be able to control the depth and width of this fin with parameters.

    my method was to create a point on a line, draw a rectangle on that point's reference plane, select the profile and the line and create a form, which works fine.

    the problem arises when i try to modify the dimensions of the profile. it only modifies the profile that sits on that point, and not the ones on the end.

    I guess my question is do i need to apply the parameter to three places to get a box extrusion (beginnning, end and point on line)?
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    Ryan Taube
    BIM Manager - Clayco Construction | Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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    If you select the Form, on the right side of the Ribbon is a Lock Profiles button. Sounds like that should do the trick.

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      Host 2 points to the R.L. that is going to be your sweep path. Now host a profile on the R.P. of the ref.points (perpendicular to the R.L.). Make a sweep from the 2 profiles and the line. Changing the parameters of the profiles should give you the result you want. Set the ref.point's position (normalized curve par.) to 0.0 or 1.0 to move them to the ends of the ref.line.

      I would alsow suggest creating a generic model for the profile, in your case a basic rectangle with 2 parameters, and nesting it in C.P.P.B.
      Easy things are not worth the effort
      http://www.teamcad.rs/

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        Originally posted by Bjorn_K View Post
        If you select the Form, on the right side of the Ribbon is a Lock Profiles button. Sounds like that should do the trick.
        Wow.. can't believe I've not seen that button before, that seemed to do the trick. Thanks. I've another issue with it, but I'll create a separate post
        Ryan Taube
        BIM Manager - Clayco Construction | Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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