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    Family Type 'Flips' over reference plane when loaded

    I have a <family type> parameter attached to a nested family and it works great until I align and lock my nested family to a reference plane in the host family. After I apply the lock and try to switch the type my family flips over that plane. This ONLY happens when it is locked to a plane, if its floating I can swap types just fine.

    Both families were made as closely related as possible, I even did a save as after creating the first one to build the second, both families are set to 'always 'vertical'. not sure what the problem is :banghead:

    any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

    #2
    My guess is the direction the reference planes were drawn don't match between the nested family and the host. It's critical whether the geometry is attached to a plane that is drawn left-to-right vs right-to-left. But you said that the second family was a direct copy/save-as of the first? Hmmm....

    Jon

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      #3
      How are you switching types?

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        #4
        Does allowing Workplane Based help at all? You don't have to align-lock if the nested families share a familiar start point and the nested family is hosted to an appropriate reference plane in the parent family.
        Developer at Anguleris BIMsmith Marketplace.
        Previously at Sumex Design for ARCAT.com

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          #5
          I found it was because in my nested families I didn't define my reference planes properly. When I defined a 'Bottom' Reference plane in both nested families then snapped to a bottom reference plane in the project it works!!

          makes total sense I just have never paid that close attention to the reference plane properties

          this article cleared it up for me

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