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    view control for nested reference plane in family?

    The nested reference plane is extending past the parking family line. Which usually isn't a problem except it's extending only a fraction of an inch making it a pain having to zoom in to the corner to make sure I don't accidentally pick the end of the ref plane, then zoom all the way back out to place the family, then zoom back in to move the next parking stall.

    Is there away to adjust how far the nested reference planes are shown when the family is placed into a project? I've extended the ref planes to make them much longer than before and that hasn't changed anything.

    Thank you in advance,

    Tofu
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    #2
    Originally posted by lukewarmtofu View Post
    The nested reference plane is extending past the parking family line. Which usually isn't a problem except it's extending only a fraction of an inch making it a pain having to zoom in to the corner to make sure I don't accidentally pick the end of the ref plane, then zoom all the way back out to place the family, then zoom back in to move the next parking stall.

    Is there away to adjust how far the nested reference planes are shown when the family is placed into a project? I've extended the ref planes to make them much longer than before and that hasn't changed anything.

    Thank you in advance,

    Tofu
    a reference plane does not have an "endpoint". My guess is that your crop region is dictating the end of the RP in your view. Without knowing exactly what you are trying to do, if you need a reference with an endpoint, use a Ref Line
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      #3
      Dave, thank you for the reply.

      I'm trying to get rid of the "floating endpoint". It makes it difficult to snap to the proper corner of the family. I found slight misalignments in my family placement because I had accidentally snapped to the floating endpoint instead of the corner of the family.

      I think the floating endpoint is tied to the reference plane because when the ref plane is deleted from the family, and reloaded into the project, it disappears. This obviously isn't a good fix as I need the ref plane.

      I've insert the family in a brand new project file (see attached). If you zoom in to the corner with the green model line it is snapped to the floating endpoint. To replicate the issue select the family, then hit the move command, and point the cursor near the corner of the family and then mouse slightly to the end of the green model line. The ref plane should highlight and show it ends a the floating endpoint.

      I hope that made sense.

      Thank you for helping me out.

      Tofu
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        #4
        Originally posted by lukewarmtofu View Post
        Dave, thank you for the reply.

        I'm trying to get rid of the "floating endpoint". It makes it difficult to snap to the proper corner of the family. I found slight misalignments in my family placement because I had accidentally snapped to the floating endpoint instead of the corner of the family.

        I think the floating endpoint is tied to the reference plane because when the ref plane is deleted from the family, and reloaded into the project, it disappears. This obviously isn't a good fix as I need the ref plane.

        I've insert the family in a brand new project file (see attached). If you zoom in to the corner with the green model line it is snapped to the floating endpoint. To replicate the issue select the family, then hit the move command, and point the cursor near the corner of the family and then mouse slightly to the end of the green model line. The ref plane should highlight and show it ends a the floating endpoint.

        I hope that made sense.

        Thank you for helping me out.

        Tofu
        don't know what to tell you. No phantom ref plane "end point" for me in the model you posted. I zoom into the lower left corner of your family, select the family, start the Move command, select the lower left corner of the family, and move it...no problem what so ever ???? sample video
        Last edited by Dave Jones; March 22, 2017, 03:09 AM. Reason: added video link
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          #5
          Are you sure your talking about reference planes and not reference lines? Either way if you don't want them interfering in the project set them to 'not a reference'.
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            #6
            Dave, thanks for checking. Maybe it's my version? I haven't updated my 2017 version.

            Here is a link to a screencast of the issue. I show how the reference plane is longer on the window family, and then how the plane is inconveniently near to the parking family's corner.

            Elton, I hadn't thought of that. That may just be the solution I need for now. Though I'm still confused as to why in some families the highlight of the reference plane is longer than in others. (please see video link). Oh, and yes they are reference planes and not lines.

            thanks guys,

            Tofu

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              #7
              Originally posted by elton williams View Post
              Are you sure your talking about reference planes and not reference lines? Either way if you don't want them interfering in the project set them to 'not a reference'.
              If you want more control, you can add an Invisible Line and set that to a Reference.
              Chris Ellersick

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