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    Default Nest a void in a window family.

    I've created a void loaded it into my window family and it cut's the wall, but when I load it into a wall to test it the voids doesn't cut the wall.

    Any suggestions would be extremely welcome.

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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    All cuts have to be done in the main family. Nested families will cut in the host famiy, but vanish when loaded into a project.
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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    Aaron, thanks for the reply. The only problem with this is the window was made using an opening and you cant have a void and an opening in the same family, and when I change the openings in the family for a void the family wont load into a project.

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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    Ignore the previous post as I have sorted it out, the only question I have is can you control the void with a yes/no parameter.
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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    Ignore previous post, just done a bit of digging and found out you can't.

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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    I assume by asking about controlling the void with a yes/no parameter that you are hoping to turn the void "on and off"? You can't do that since a void isn't really "visible"... You can however use yes/no parameter to determine whether the void extends far enough to actually cut the object. If you place your void on a reference plane in front of your object you can toggle the length/depth of the void to either cut or not cut the object by assigning a Yes/No parameter and a formula to the depth of the void...or to a second reference plane that the void is locked to.

    Check out the sash example I posted in THIS THREAD
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    Default Re: Nest a void in a window family.

    Thank's for that Steve, will take look at that.

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