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    I have a conc anchor bolt family I am making. Everything is working perfectly except the threads will not strech to the different width of the bolt. To see what I am talking about place and instance of each type. I have a instance based parameter that controls the array of lines, so that when the bolt gets longer the array adds more to itself. I have a feeling its when the array trys to strech the group its associated to it cant adjust the group....

    Cans someone tell me what I am doing wrong and how I could correct the problem. PLEASE HELP!!!


    Will I have to nest the threads?
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    -Alex Cunningham

    #2
    Yes arrays and flexing are tricky. If you constrain the element with a parameter and then add the element along with the parameter to the array group it will work. No need to nest. Just be careful what you constrain the element to

    But nesting will also work.
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      #3
      Nevermind I had to think differently... This will work. IDK if its the best way to do it but.... it works.
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        #4
        Well, I don't think a simple constrain will do. This will do with perpendicular lines, but not with sloped lines as used here. In fact, there is a more easy way to do this:

        1. Loose the two extra thread lines and only keep the one from bolt side to side.
        2. Create a parameter "thread line length" = Bolt DIA + 0' 0 1/8"
        3. Apply this length parameter from endpoint to endpoint of the thread line (first go into group edit mode). This will create the line with the ends sticking out.
        4. If necessary, manually remove the threadline so that the midpoint snaps to the center refline.

        Now it will act as desired without the need of any constraints.
        Martijn de Riet
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          #5
          I will try thism out.

          The 2nd family is working using nesting a visibily parameters.
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            Here's my take on things... This way no nesting components (no, seriously!), nor constraining or locking stuff. It does seem to change the angle of the windings when resizing the bolt. So this would probably need adressing, but that's for another time.
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              #7
              Why even model the threads? They just show as a black blob when you plot them anyway. At least mine do. I left the threads off mine and they look fine.
              Dan

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                #8
                It was requested to show the threads, plus I got to learn a new way to control things.
                -Alex Cunningham

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                  It was requested to show the threads, plus I got to learn a new way to control things.
                  Sort of like therapy then?
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                    #10
                    Well ya.. I bury a lot of my non-billable time into projects this way then. makes me look good and the company dosent lose all my time. Plus its always nice to have real live testing of my content directly after i've tested it. I think it makes a better working peice of content.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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