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    Wink Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    Try experimenting with setting the current Work Plane--and changing it. Then move the pattern lines.
    Does this make any difference?

    Without actually testing on your file, I'm about out of ideas.

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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    If the same material is being used and they do not line up vertically, there is something wrong with the family or there is a contraint issue.

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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    Quote Originally Posted by renogreen View Post
    If the same material is being used and they do not line up vertically, there is something wrong with the family or there is a contraint issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by cliff collins View Post
    Try experimenting with setting the current Work Plane--and changing it. Then move the pattern lines.
    Does this make any difference?

    Without actually testing on your file, I'm about out of ideas.

    cheers

    Cliff, & renogreen,

    I am attaching the column family. Please experiment and see if you can move the surface pattern in any way. If you are able to, maybe you can teach me how to.
    The family is RAC 2012 format.

    Thanks for your responses thus far. I really apprecaite your input.
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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    I have been having the same problem with a flush louver door which has the same material as the wall it is inserted. It is fine to align the door pattern inside the family editor interface, but it is not suitable for various instances. These need a different alignment for each instance.
    Anyone with any idea?

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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    I have this working in a family (casework). i used a reference plane and added an instance parameter dimension to the ref plane from the origin plane of my family. then i used the align tool to lock the material line to the reference plane. then in the model i had 2 choices - either use the align tool on the material line or check the dimension of the offset and input into the parameters

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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    This response is years later, but for anyone who's currently looking for a solution to this problem, here's my solution. In my case, just like the original poster, I was having trouble aligning the pattern of a structural column family to the pattern of the wall. Same material in both cases. To fix, open the column family in the family editor. Check that the extrusion that forms the column is associated with the lower reference level. If not, then associate it to the level. Load back into the project and patterns should align.

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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

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    This is a material surface pattern on a wall that doesn't align properly. Any thoughts on how to get it to align properly other than a single wall from one floor through the second?
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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    Use a model pattern and not a drafting pattern.
    Model patterns you can align, drafting patterns you can't.
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    Default Re: Aligning Surface Patterns

    It's rude to assume they don't know this already, David. In my case, I am using a model pattern that is driven via a material parameter. The model pattern will not move independently of the family in the host project. Quite perplexing.

    Quote Originally Posted by david_peterson View Post
    Use a model pattern and not a drafting pattern.
    Model patterns you can align, drafting patterns you can't.

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