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    Inserting light switches on office panels

    I have designed an office space using Haworth office panels for all of the office walls. How do I place the switches on the panels in the electrical/power plan? Is there an easy solution? Or perhaps do I need to reinvent the wheel?

    Thanks for any advice!
    Stephanie

    #2
    You don´t need to reinvent the wheel, but you may have to reinvent your light switches... The problem is that your light switches are (probably) wall based, while they actually needs to be face based, in order to be placed on anything but a wall. And no, you can´t just "flip a switch" to change it from wall- to face based... you´ll need to rebuild the families.
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
      And no, you can´t just "flip a switch" to change it from wall- to face based... you´ll need to rebuild the families.
      *groan* It's too early for that.

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        #4
        Oh thank you for your quick response!! I will give it a shot. And I agree, it is too early for that! Too bad whomever built all of those sweet Haworth components didn't think of that little problem.....
        If anyone is faster at cranking out a face based light switch than I am and would like to send it to me I will send you a big Texas smooch!!

        Happy weekend!

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          #5
          Those wall-based electrical fixtures should have been face-based or work-plane based from the beginning, I mean, from the Revit factory. If they were, they would insert easily on walls and on office panels. Another alternative you have is to create a wall type that matches the thickness of your office panels, and place these walls at the same place of the panels. Then, you could apply your wall-based electrical fixtures. See illustration.
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            #6
            Gave it my best shot

            Good idea with the wall. I tried to create my own switch and I think it is pretty cute. See what you think. I think I have it right but maybe it needs some tweaking.
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              #7
              Alfredo is right, OOTB is already face based so you won't have to reinvent the wheel, see attached RFA from RME 2011 OOTB.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Ning Zhou View Post
                Alfredo is right, OOTB is already face based so you won't have to reinvent the wheel, see attached RFA from RME 2011 OOTB.
                Hmm.. actually what I said is that electrical fixtures should be face-based or work-plane based. I was referring to Revit Architecture, at least, where those families are wall based. I see that the family you posted from Revit MEP is face based. Interesting...
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                  #9
                  i thought factory already use consistent families across disciplines (at least in major stuff like host)!? well, they're busy inventing new "toys" to lure more people in, instead of ...
                  Last edited by Ning Zhou; August 19, 2011, 04:28 PM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ning Zhou View Post
                    i thought factory already use consistent families across disciplines (at least in major stuff like host)!? well, they're busy inventing new "toys" to lure more people in, instead of ...
                    Well, at least that MEP family makes you the winner of the "big Texas smooch" (see reply # 4) :laugh:
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