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    Share parameters from a nested flexible family

    Hello family!

    I haven't been able to find a solution from my query so I try to explain and see if someone is able to help me.


    I am building a modular furniture system and I have the following issues.
    family work).
    - The system is built by components and modules. Each module is form by different components (as mechanical equipment {fix parameters} and structural frames and boards {flexible parameters}).
    - For procurement purposes (report in schedules) I need to share every single component that form the modules. The problem is, flexible nested families can not be shared, as if so, they won't have their properties driven by the host family.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to build this modules with either, be able to share in schedules their properties and also adjust their properties in the parent family?

    I hope this make sense and I look forward to hear from you.

    #2
    Originally posted by Jonasgonzalezmartin View Post
    flexible nested families can not be shared
    Yes they can, just turn on that little tick box in the properties before you load it into another family.
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      #3
      Thanks for your reply Robin.

      Maybe I didn't explain correctly.

      The issue is that when I share the nested family (to get its parameters in the schedules) this family is not flexible anymore, i.e. I can associate its parameters to its parent one (see message in the picture below).

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      I need to find a way to get the nested family in my schedule (shared) and be able to associate its parameters to its parent family.

      Any ideas?

      Many thanks

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        #4
        Originally posted by Jonasgonzalezmartin View Post
        Thanks for your reply Robin.

        Maybe I didn't explain correctly.

        The issue is that when I share the nested family (to get its parameters in the schedules) this family is not flexible anymore, i.e. I can associate its parameters to its parent one (see message in the picture below).

        [ATTACH=CONFIG]39901[/ATTACH]
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]39902[/ATTACH]
        [ATTACH=CONFIG]39903[/ATTACH]
        I need to find a way to get the nested family in my schedule (shared) and be able to associate its parameters to its parent family.

        Any ideas?

        Many thanks
        If its Shared, the parameters you want to associate (in the nested object) have to be Instance, not Type.
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          #5
          Many thanks Twiceroadsfool
          That has helped. However, when I report the parameter (Instance), it turn fixed in the parent family so the model is incorrect.
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          If I leave the parameter property as instance, without being reported in schedules, the geometry is flexible, but then I don't get the dimensions in the schedules.

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          Anyway is an step closer so many thanks

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            #6
            There is no need to make in a reporting parameter. Just make it an instance shared parameter and it should be schedulable, and flexible.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jonasgonzalezmartin View Post
              Many thanks Twiceroadsfool
              That has helped. However, when I report the parameter (Instance), it turn fixed in the parent family so the model is incorrect.
              See below:

              [ATTACH=CONFIG]39906[/ATTACH]

              If I leave the parameter property as instance, without being reported in schedules, the geometry is flexible, but then I don't get the dimensions in the schedules.

              See below:
              [ATTACH=CONFIG]39907[/ATTACH]


              Anyway is an step closer so many thanks
              That is 100% not what "Reporting Parameter" means. Uncheck that box, as you dont want them to be Reporting Parameters. If you want them to be in schedules, you want SHARED PARAMETERS, which is different from Sharing the Family, and has nothing to do (at all) with Reporting parameters.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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