THE AIM OF THIS BLOG IS TO DEMONSTRATE:
- The creation of door jamb and architrave profiles to be specified in a catalogue. This is typically applicable where a wood miller supplies stock profiles to an interior designer. Type parameters for profile dimensions and other relevant items are created and, when nested in the door family, associated with it. This allows for door components to be parameterized with reference to the profiles, but also for the profiles’ dimensions to be editable. While this results in a flexible nested family, care must be taken not to override the supplier’s catalogue profiles (unless, of course, one wants to).
- Creation of a door family with an instance parameter that allows a user to specify the opening angle of the door panel.
DOOR JAMB PROFILE
Start a new profile family using a profile family template:
<New><Family><C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2015\Family Templates\English Metric\Metric Profile.rft>
Save the family as a user family and name it for catalogue purposes and set the save properties as required:
<Save As><Family><C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2015\Libraries\PS\Profiles\Door\dj1.rfa>
Sketch the profile as required:
Lock the profile to the reference lines using the align tool.
Dimension the profile, choosing the dimensions so the profile will be flexible when parameterized. Note that changing the scale of the view may make working with the dimensions easier. Switch off the Lineweights if the lines appear too thick.
Create new family types to represent the typical family sizes:
<Modify><Properties><Family Types><Family Types><New>
Create type parameters to assign to the dimensions as well as other attributes required for the family type and assign a description of the dimension in the tool tip dialogue.
Assign values to family types’ parameters by setting them in the value field. Lock the dimensions.
Assign parameters to dimensions by clicking on the required dimensions and then selecting the appropriate parameter.
The dimension is now slaved to the selected parameter and will update to the values the parameter is assigned. Note the locked condition is part of the parameter and is automatically assigned as a property of the dimension.
Assign the appropriate parameters to the other dimensions.
Note the dimensions reflect whichever family type is selected as current in the family type dialogue.
Save the profile family.