Monday, 9 May 2011

Create a Cellular Beam Family - A Method - Part 3 - Generic Model Cell Void

The next video outlines the creation of the void cut that will be nested in the Half Beam family. The stages are as follows:

  • Create a new family from the 'Metric Generic Model Face Based' template
  • From the shared parameter file created earlier, add 'Cell Diameter' and make it a type parameter. Also, add a family parameter 'Void Depth', also a type parameter
  • In plan, add a semi-circle void extrusion and dimension as shown. Set the dimension to the 'Cell Diameter' parameter
  • In section, create a reference plane below the level mark. Drag the shape handles of the void to the level and the reference plane and lock off. Dimension the reference plane from the level and set to the 'Void Depth' parameter
  • Now cut the extrusion to the void using the 'Cut' command

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