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    Angry Nestled family does not control the visibility

    Dear forum members,

    Hope you guys have an solution for this.
    I'm struggling with the visibility parameters. I have 1 host family with an nestled family in it.

    The nestled family controls 4 object (visibility on/off depending on length)
    The host family controls the nestled family (simple yes/no checkbox parameter)

    When i use the "preview visibility mode" in my host family, everything works fine. Depending on length (1572 / 2072 / 2572 / 3072mm ) and length different then those 4, the nestled family keeps invisible.

    But when i use the host family in an project, the nestled family visibility parameters doesn't work. I added my project file, sample project and host family in it. Maybe you guys see the problem.

    Thanks for the help.

    ( out of the box question, can i make an z justification parameter fixed to origin? thanks )
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    I don’t have an answer... just wanted to say I love calling them nestled... sounds so comfy in there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erdem01 View Post
    Dear forum members,

    Hope you guys have an solution for this.
    I'm struggling with the visibility parameters. I have 1 host family with an nestled family in it.

    The nestled family controls 4 object (visibility on/off depending on length)
    The host family controls the nestled family (simple yes/no checkbox parameter)

    When i use the "preview visibility mode" in my host family, everything works fine. Depending on length (1572 / 2072 / 2572 / 3072mm ) and length different then those 4, the nestled family keeps invisible.

    But when i use the host family in an project, the nestled family visibility parameters doesn't work. I added my project file, sample project and host family in it. Maybe you guys see the problem.

    Thanks for the help.

    ( out of the box question, can i make an z justification parameter fixed to origin? thanks )
    Can anyone help me out with this? Only 1 member checked the family

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    I don't think you can have the nested family reevaluate the visibility parameter dynamically like that. Instead, put your visibility formula at the parent family level and then link the 4 visibility parameters together.

    L.A. Ligger:
    DB_157 -> Formula: Length = 1572mm
    DB_207 -> Formula: Length = 2072mm
    DB_257 -> Formula: Length = 2572mm
    DB_307 -> Formula: Length = 3072

    In the DB ligger totaal.rfa,
    remove all the formulas. Load back into LA Ligger.

    Select the instance, and tie the 4 visibility parameters together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flayre View Post
    I don't think you can have the nested family reevaluate the visibility parameter dynamically like that. Instead, put your visibility formula at the parent family level and then link the 4 visibility parameters together.

    L.A. Ligger:
    DB_157 -> Formula: Length = 1572mm
    DB_207 -> Formula: Length = 2072mm
    DB_257 -> Formula: Length = 2572mm
    DB_307 -> Formula: Length = 3072

    In the DB ligger totaal.rfa,
    remove all the formulas. Load back into LA Ligger.

    Select the instance, and tie the 4 visibility parameters together.
    Thanks a lot!!
    I assumed that you can not control two visibility parameters for the same family, but you linked one visibility parameter. Stupid me.

    I appreciate it

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