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You can create a family that is hosted by the active work plane. This can be very useful both in a project environment and within a nested family where you may need a nested sub-component to reside on a particular plane. You can make any non-hosted family a work plane-based family.
For more information about work plane-based families, see The Families Guide.
- Open or create a non-hosted family.
NoteOnly non-hosted components can become work plane-based families. Doors and windows, for instance, are hosted by walls and cannot become work plane-based components.
NoteOnly non-hosted components can become work plane-based families.
- In the Family Editor, Click Home tabProperties panel (Family Category and Parameters).
- In the Family Category and Parameters dialog, under Family Parameters, select Work Plane-Based.
- Click OK.
NoteYou can make a family both work plane-based and always vertical. Examples of both are shown below.
In the nested family below, the rectangular extrusion is a work plane-based component. On the left, the extrusion is work plane-based but not always vertical. On the right, the same extrusion was reloaded into the family after designating it work plane-based and always vertical.