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2004-04-06, 12:49 AM
I just completed Chapter 6 of CDV Systems Advanced Courseware for Commercial projects and I am having difficulties with the lintel I added to a fixed window family (Chapter 6). The wall hides the lintel with Model Graphics Style set to "Shading with Edges". It only appears with "Wireframe".
Attached are the family file and the project file. Can someone please look at this and let me know what I am doing wrong?
2004-04-06, 07:31 AM
David, just opened the file you posted and I can see it fine when it set to
"Shading with Edges". I dont know reason why you cant see it.
I'm currently working through the Commercial book and I could the send
you window the window with a fixed lintel I did for you to compare if you like.
2004-04-06, 07:51 AM
I can also see the lintel in all 4 viewing modes.
Just an idea .. have you tried turning "open GL "off ?
2004-04-06, 08:50 AM
I can view the lintel fine in the family file but it does not view when I load this family into the project. I turned "open GL" off as beegee suggested and I still cannot view the lintel with "shading with edges". When I view it as "wireframe", I can see the lintel but it is setback from the exterior face of the wall.
I tried to attach my project file to these posts (approximately 2.8 Mb) but the file will not attach. To reduce the file size, I purged the unused families and saved the file under a new name "commercial02".
Here it is.
2004-04-07, 10:32 AM
Has anyone had a chance to look at my file attachment and the "invisible" lintel?
2004-04-07, 10:35 AM
David, I can post you my block where the window show's up as it should, so you can have a look to see if anything is different.
I inserted my fixed window into your block and the same thing happens, might be something to do with your wall setting's. (I'm not sure though, I've not had time to have a look)
2004-04-07, 11:35 AM
Please post your fixed window family with the added lintel and I will compare it to mine to try and determine what I am doing wrong.
2004-04-07, 01:16 PM
David, attached is my Fixed window as requested and also my block with the windows in. Like I said I dont think its your window that's the problem.
Hope these are of some use, let me know if you find out what the problem is.
2004-04-07, 10:35 PM
I noticed that your FIXED window with lintel has the lintel overhang set to 3-inches instead of 1-inch. When I load your FIXED window family in my project, it looks fine.
I modified my FIXED window family to set the lintel overhang to 3-inches instead of 1-inch and it still does not work.
This puzzles me but I am going to use your lintel and move on with the tutorial. When I figure out what I am doing wrong, I will let you know.
Thanks for your help.
2004-04-08, 08:41 AM
David, tried your window in my project and I get the same thing happening the lintel sinks back into the wall.
2004-04-08, 07:54 PM
had this problem before. Check your Reference plane. More than likely, the wall in the family that you created did not have a locked "front" reference plane, or the reference plane was created after the extrusion you created for the lintel.
Haven't looked at your file (my box is tied up rendering) anyway- check the family by selecting the wall in the Lintel family and changing its thickness. If the lintel doesn't move with the front of the wall, It won't work outside the family either. (In a project).
Not hard to fix. Start a new family, lock a reference plane to the front of the wall, then creat the lintel extrusion, locking the extrusion the way you want and its thickness dimension to the reference plane....
Or you can erase the extrusion completely, lock a reference plane to the front of the wall (if there is not one there) and then recreate the extrusion in this family.
If you are trying to create a lintel that goes into a wall a certain depth, just lock the rear of the extrusion to the same front reference plane with a set ( or variable) dimension.
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