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    Default complex family and void

    I am creating a reception counter via an in place family. I have materials that interlock with each other. How do i create a void in one extrusion and not the other objects? see attached sketch.
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    Default Re: complex family and void

    I've done a similar counter for an ice cream shop and I used walls for the different materials. I created levels for toe kick, top of casework and top of counter. I made several different wall types for the different materials (P lam, metal, solid surface, MDF, etc). The downside is that you don't get the graphic visibility potential of using casework or generic in place families.

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    Default Re: complex family and void

    Quote Originally Posted by rlwade.68242
    ...How do i create a void in one extrusion and not the other objects?...
    You tell Revit which objects voids cut specifically. They don't automatically cut through another solid...unless it is joined with something you did tell Revit to cut.

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    Default Re: complex family and void

    The entire reception counter is one family so when I create a void it cuts through all solids in the family that it touches.

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    Default Re: complex family and void

    I guess I was imagining the two elements that I colored (blue and green) to be separate solids cut with individual voids...it would work in that scenario...
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    Default Re: complex family and void

    I'm thinkin wishlist item

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    Next to the Join Geometry button is the unjoin button. It's been awhile, but if I remember correctly, the void by default cuts everything. However, if you use the unjoin button you can instruct the void to "uncut" things you pick.

    I'm quite convinced it is possible to "uncut", just not positive if I'm sending you the right direction with the unjoin button or not.
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    Default Re: complex family and void

    I think this is what your after?
    http://revit.autodesk.com/pillar/cus...1_cut_mass.asp
    old link but still usefull

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    Default Re: complex family and void

    Quote Originally Posted by rlwade.68242
    The entire reception counter is one family so when I create a void it cuts through all solids in the family that it touches.
    Are the voids inside the family too?

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    Default Re: complex family and void

    yes they are in the family.

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