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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tutorial: Parametric Array's

I discovered a neat little formula to use when creating line based generic models.

Topics covered:

- Creating a Generic Model - Line Based
- Importing and using the line based model
- Adding an Array to the line based model
- Using a formula to Array the model for you


Please feel free to comment or email me with any questions and input!

9 comments:

Hector said...

very nice tutorial. parametric creation of families is very powerful.

WILL said...

THAT TUTORIAL SAVE A LOT OF TIME. THANKS

Ryan said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Sarah

http://www.lyricsdigs.com

Anonymous said...

Nice Tutorial.
Is there a way to take the left over length, should the array distance not divide equally, and divide such that the beginning and end space of the arrayed object is the same?

I Hate THE BALFOUR said...

i have a question about arrays and i cant seem to figure it out. i'm trying to make a simple 2-d parametric screw where you can pull the end of the screw to make it longer and the ribs of the screw will continue as the screw gets longer. i cant seem to figure out how to do this. any ideas?

pema said...

dis was very important...esp with the makin of my traditional cornices...with varying size n distances between them...now i can just change the properties value n change it according to design....thnxs a tonn man!

CharlieKilo said...

With one small difference, this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. The only difference I had was that my bracket started on the end, so it sometimes came up one short. To correct this, I changed my formula to read (Length + 0'-2"/0'-4"). My brackets needed to be 4" apart where in this example it was 6".

Thanks for the awesome tutorial. You rock.

CharlieKilo said...

Oops, correction. My formula actually read (Length + 0' 2")/0' 4".

tw said...

A question about arrays-
Once I make an array parameter, the ability to change the length of the array group (perpendicular to the line) without making a new family is lost. Is there a away to make this an instance parameter as well, even though the array is grouped?
thanks!