Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Cut families with an unattached void

New in 2012 is that in a project file you can cut families with a void. This can be done by using the generic model face based family template.

Families that can be cut are:

  • Walls
  • Roofs
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Structural families
  • Generic families

Opening 1 = hosted at the bottom face of the floor
Opening 1 cuts the wall the floor and the beam

Opening 2 = hosted at the bottom face of the floor
Opening 2 cuts the wall the  and the floor.The beam is joined with the floor and therefor it adds a piece of beam where there is no floor

Opening 3 = hosted at the top face of the floor

The trick to this family is in the following setting and

the void is not allowed to cut the placeholder geometry!

You can schedule these families with a multi-category schedule. Make sure that you use shared parameters.

filter by category --> Generic Models

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