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    Miter detail components

    I think I already know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway.

    Is it possible to miter detail components? I'm guessing no.
    I guess I could draw a mask region over it, but I really don't want a bunch of those floating around my details.

    Any other ideas?
    Dan

    #2
    make a parameter for it using a set of reference lines and a corner parameter.
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      #3
      What he said. Build them with a Yes/No for mitering, and an angle.

      Then.... Abandon Repeating details alltogether, and make everything a Line Based Detail Component, with a nested detail component.

      Then you can intelligently have the mitres at the end, and do other sorts of trickery... Like Keynote.
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        #4
        Why the Yes/No? This example sets to 90 degrees perfectly.

        About the RDC's: totally right. Those are evil little bastards... Line Based let's you create different types for end solutions as well as the arrays. Far more flexible, with less handling.
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          #5
          I generally keep a yes/no for conditions like that in case the mitred piece has to be a completely seperate DC, like a returning brick instead of a running brick, or a chiseled or pistol cut brick, or something thats not just a parametric variation of the same DC... Just another way to go.
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            Okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the example.

            I still have a few questions about detail components. Can they be scheduled? The reason I ask is because, on metal stud framing for instance, there is a billion sizes to choose from. When you hover over it, it tells you what it is.

            So if I needed a 2x8 14 gauge stud to be mitered, would I just create a generic one that looks correct? I guess I would name it whatever I wanted in the family editor.

            OR, are they simply just for detailing so it really doesn't matter?
            Dan

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              #7
              I don't know what I'm doing wrong here. I opened one of my detail components to edit and save as another with a miter angle. I added a reference line, but no matter what I do it won't miter. It either does nothing, or says constraints not satisfied. What am I doing wrong?
              Dan

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                #8
                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                ...It either does nothing, or says constraints not satisfied. What am I doing wrong?
                Could you attach the family ?
                Klaus Munkholm
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  I don't know what I'm doing wrong here. I opened one of my detail components to edit and save as another with a miter angle. I added a reference line, but no matter what I do it won't miter. It either does nothing, or says constraints not satisfied. What am I doing wrong?
                  Do you have all the annotations turned (VG) on in your family so you can see what constraints are there?
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                    #10
                    Erm..............no.
                    But when I did turn them on, there wasn't any constraints that would affect it. Just one for a hidden line showing the beam thickness. I unlocked it and it still does the same thing.
                    Dan

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