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    Window Head Height Constraint

    Most of my internet searches on this old topic seem to suggest that there still isn't a good solution for this but I'll ask again anyways. I'd like for my Windows to maintain their head height location when adjusting type sizes rather than traveling upwards if the size gets taller. I realize that Revit was hard coded to manage this through sill height for commercial preferences. I've played around with just about every possible combination of reference plane "Is Reference" property, "Defines Origin" property and even "Pinning" the head height plane with no success. Oddly enough, I have found some older manufacturer window libraries that actually function how I'd like (2014 ver. A&L Windows for example) but when I recreate their setup to the "tee", I still can't get my windows to mimic their behavior. Does anyone have the magic formula for the window setup or should I just continue to deal with it as is? Thanks in advance! -Dave
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    Super Dave,

    Add Head Height rather than sill height. IT moves the head of the window because it is constrained from the sill.
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    Last edited by cellophane; July 21, 2017, 01:32 PM. Reason: Image formatting

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      #3
      Sorry for the three images don't know what happened

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        Thanks for the reply ScubaMan,
        So I gave your trick a shot, but it did not work as expected. The top of the window is still moving up/down after changing window sizes which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place. Looking at your images above, what are the reference plane properties of each of your horizontal planes, in other words where is your "Defines Origin" located and what is the "Is Reference" value for each of them?
        Thanks! Dave
        Last edited by SuperDave; July 21, 2017, 12:42 PM.

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          Originally posted by ScubaMan View Post
          Sorry for the three images don't know what happened
          fixed that for you :beer:
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            #6
            Thanks Cellophane

            Super Dave,

            Yep you are right. It works in the family but not in a project. Idea two. You can draw a reference plan in your project and align lock all the windows to it. If you want control you can also dimension it to a level and add a global parameter to it allowing you to change all windows head height at the same time.

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