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    Conditional Formula

    Hi all,

    This is beyond me (unfortunately). I have a door family with nested frames. All good.
    The frames have different throat widths and as such the door panel must adjust to sit within the frame as they are being selected. I am using a shared parameter to change the frames in the family (label).

    What i want to do is create a parameter in the parent door family, to place the door panel in the correct location according to the frame type seleccted, i am asusming this can be done with a conditional formula???
    Is this possible???
    Basically if the frame type = Fr1 the panel offest should be XXmm, FR2 the panel offset should be XXmm and so on.

    Any help appreciated.
    Andrew Harp
    BIM Manager GHD
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
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    #2
    Parents cannot read Nested family info like that. Its one difficulty of Shared Nested parts and doors. Ours dont work perfectly in all cases because of it. Keep the panels in the same spot, make the frames move.
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      hmmm...OK. A little disapointing i must say.
      Thanks heaps Aaron. much appreciated.
      Andrew Harp
      BIM Manager GHD
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      If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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        #4
        I understood your question like a combination of ref planes and family type parameter in the host family, isn't it?
        In that case, it can work with the type definition of your nested family. Let me prepare (try ) a family concept.
        Last edited by Jean-Paul Trehen; February 6, 2012, 02:27 PM.

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          #5
          That would be the parent family defining the dimensional variable, AND defining the Nested Frame Type.

          What the OP was after: Was selecting the Nested frame type, and having that selection drive the Dimensional variable, which cant be done without some external programming.

          But what you propose is the closest compromise otherwise.

          EDIT: What we need to make it possible, is a Reporting Parameter that is allowed to read more than host geometry, and is allowed to be used in other formulas. Currently they only work if they report host references. If they could work on nested content, this would be entirely possible.
          Last edited by Twiceroadsfool; February 6, 2012, 02:14 PM.
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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