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    Attaching sweeps to flex together

    This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing things correctly and can describe my problem accurately.

    I am modifying a Marvin window family to add wall and molding details. I am using sweeps to add these details and as long as these sweeps are touching the window or a referance plane affiliated with the window all goes according to plan and these sweeps flex with the window when I change the dimensions. I start getting into some problems when my new sweeps aren't touching the original window or referance planes. I was just wondering if there was an easy way to connect or link all my sweeps together so they move together. Here is a copy of the family just to give an idea of what's going on.
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    #2
    Edit the sweeps, and when in edit mode, Lock the sweeps to the Reference Planes.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      How do you lock them together I guess was my original question

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        #4
        I'm still on 2011 at work, so I can't open the file. But, if a sweep is, for instance, 6" away from the window frame you can do it 2 ways.

        1. Add another reference plane to lock the sweep to and either use another parameter for the distance or dimension it and lock the dimension.
        2. Use the same reference plane and draw (or insert) the sweep profile offset from that plane. In the above example, it would be 6" offset.
        Dan

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          #5
          Ok, there are a few things you might want to try:

          1. When you have a sketch path which is always aligned but on a (fixed distance from a refplane, you can draw and align & lock the sketch path on the refplane. The used/drawn profile can be offset from the refplane. If you sketch it, you can use a dimension, fixed or parametrised. If it's a profile you load, there will be offset parameters hardcoded in the family for this.
          2. You can also dimension / align & lock the endings of a sketchline. Select the refplane you wish to dimension / lock to, place your cursor above the end of the sketch line and hit the tab-button until a circle is highlighted.
          Martijn de Riet
          Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
          MdR Advies
          Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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            #6
            The issue is that you are picking a path rather than sketching a path. Using the pick path option locks your path to some piece of geometry already in the model (which can be solid or void). If you sketch path instead, then you will be limited to a 2D path only (which is fine with your application) but as discussed above, you will be able to pick and lock it to reference planes (or geometry but that's bad practice in this case). The only way around this is to re-create the sweeps you have already done as once you use pick path you are locked into that path option for that sweep and vice-versa.
            Michael
            Canberra, Australia

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              #7
              You guys are awesome, I could not figure out why my sweep was not flexing with my model. Thanks for the Help!!

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