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    Making Constraints Unbreakable???

    I am making a new break line family that is IMO much more useable for the masses. One of the goals I have for this family is that the user is unable to break it. Meaning when they stretch around the constraints, if they do something that is not pissible, it will revert to a "safe" setting. I am finding this very aggravating.

    The constraints work in the family but when you load it into a project you can eaisly break it by pushing it past the limits. Why is this? and how do I go about making it "unbreakable"

    Thanks, I have attached the family I am working on.
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    -Alex Cunningham

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    Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
    I am making a new break line family that is IMO much more useable for the masses. One of the goals I have for this family is that the user is unable to break it. Meaning when they stretch around the constraints, if they do something that is not pissible, it will revert to a "safe" setting. I am finding this very aggravating.

    The constraints work in the family but when you load it into a project you can eaisly break it by pushing it past the limits. Why is this? and how do I go about making it "unbreakable"

    Thanks, I have attached the family I am working on.
    so, in essence you want a family that will work...even in an incorrect manner? Seems sort of the wrong direction to me. IMO there's a reason that families break.
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      No I want it to not allow users to go beyond what is physically possiable. I should be able to control this with formulas... I just cant figure it out.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Have you tried that condition statement? I can no longer get a "Can't make type" error.
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        Alexandre Cantin
        "BIM is happening now! Be part of it."

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          #5
          Originally posted by alexo4141 View Post
          Have you tried that condition statement? I can no longer get a "Can't make type" error.
          The math all works perfectly, But if you load it into a project, and try draging the depth shape handle past the break line it will break.

          The problem I have is when the Depth RP "flip" meaning. You have your "left" RP at 0, the "right" side of your constraint is at +1, when the user moves your right side constraint past your left side constraint it will break the family. The issue is that the constraint doesn’t see its self and a + or a - dim... I need to, thru the use or formulas, constrain the "right" side to only be a + direction.

          It's an interesting challenge.

          I think I need to use a reporting parameter but I don’t understand how to get them useable in formulas.

          Ive updated the family as well. This is a much cleaner version.
          http://screencast.com/t/N8gBRVGlK
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          Last edited by Alex Cunningham; February 28, 2012, 07:59 PM.
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            Just one little question "on the side". Have you ever tried to make a line-based breakline out of a jag made with generic annotation? I was able to build one but there's still a little something with my jag masking region...
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            Alexandre Cantin
            "BIM is happening now! Be part of it."

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              #7
              Yeah I have a similar one used for long span breaks. It repeats the break symbol with an array.

              I just know there has to be some way to force constraints to stay in the same justification.
              -Alex Cunningham

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