by John Flanagan
In Place Families are created in the project and are dependent on the model geometry (e.g., custom gutters, special trim, or built-in furniture). They are only available in the project in which you create them.
- If the element is a host element, such as a wall, you can add elements to it, such as doors or windows.
- Elements, such as in-place windows and doors, can be copied and moved within their host.
- In-place family elements can be aligned and locked to project elements, and move with them.
Creating an In-Place Family:
There will be times where you need a custom family, but can’t really build it without the adjacent geometry. This is where an in-place family comes in handy. In the example below an in-place family has been created to define the arch opening using a swept extrusion.
For More information, please see the attached whitepaper