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  1. When using the array tool in the family editor,...

    When using the array tool in the family editor, it is always best practice to 'nest'/load in the arrayed component.
  2. You dimensioned to the geometry of your fixture...

    You dimensioned to the geometry of your fixture rather than use reference planes. That's why you're having trouble constraining the cable extrusions.
  3. Are you linking the array number to a label or...

    Are you linking the array number to a label or writing the parameter into the field? It looks like you're trying to write the parameter name inside the array count field.
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    Check to see which reference planes/lines are...

    Check to see which reference planes/lines are pinned or not.
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    Where did you download it from? It's not easy to...

    Where did you download it from? It's not easy to provide much help if we can't see the family for ourselves since you've said you don't have much experience in the editor.
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    You have to divide the profiles into a certain...

    You have to divide the profiles into a certain number of line segments for some shapes to blend well.
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    What is the end goal for this? Does the family...

    What is the end goal for this? Does the family actually need this level of control visibly, rather than data driven?
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    I've found when importing a type catalog to a...

    I've found when importing a type catalog to a family inside of the family editor, it cannot handle Family Type parameters.
  9. The main thing to remember about doing anything...

    The main thing to remember about doing anything with reference lines attached at the same point is that auto sketch dimensions influence them. If one reference line has a different host than the...
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    And it does work well, and is a great function!...

    And it does work well, and is a great function! Except when you want to do anything else with the hosts or objects...
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    Have you considered the two-level template? I use...

    Have you considered the two-level template? I use it for ceiling mounted signs, some gym equipment, and pendant lights, etc.
  12. Sure they do, unless you're describing a time...

    Sure they do, unless you're describing a time when they're ill-advised?
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    I'm surprised the number is that high.

    I'm surprised the number is that high.
  14. What other configurations are you going to have...

    What other configurations are you going to have to account for?

    In this example, you'd need a separate array.
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    This doesn't look like a profile template, more a...

    This doesn't look like a profile template, more a sweep? Either way, voids aren't controlled through visibility parameters, but moving the void out of the object it's cutting.
  16. Move the void(s) vertically until it(they)...

    Move the void(s) vertically until it(they) isn't(aren't) cutting either sweep. Control the cut/uncut properties of the void(s) using the proper commands. Move the void(s) back into position so they...
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    It's completely fine to download things from the...

    It's completely fine to download things from the web as long as you're willing to commit to the work involved in making it your own and if you know it's from a reliable source. Gotta weigh the 'Will...
  18. Changing the bottom decorative element to a sweep...

    Changing the bottom decorative element to a sweep fixes the problem on my end.
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    Sounds like you'll want to make use of types and...

    Sounds like you'll want to make use of types and a Family Type parameter.
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    Double check the family I shared with you for...

    Double check the family I shared with you for 'work plane' settings. If you haven't changed the work plane settings for your reference lines and nested elements, that's likely why you're encountering...
  21. Thread: Formula issue

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    He needs the brackets since he has a special...

    He needs the brackets since he has a special character, . , in the parameter name.

    Lengthy formula would be...
    Roof Panel Span = Span Calc + if([3rd End Plate On.Off], 180 mm, if([2nd End Plate...
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    Use a face-based template or build the voids into...

    Use a face-based template or build the voids into the family you are making. Can't suggest with since not sure what you're trying to accomplish.
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    The paddle nested element uses the origin...

    The paddle nested element uses the origin reference planes as the base point of rotation.

    Using 'align' I locked the paddle's 'origin' point to the reference line for locating the paddle from the...
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    I'm trying to understand what you want it to do,...

    I'm trying to understand what you want it to do, so here's my first shot at it. Hopefully this isn't just a repeat of other things you've been shown.

    Watch for where the reference line end points...
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    I don't currently have 2019, so can't take a look...

    I don't currently have 2019, so can't take a look directly.

    Are you using reference lines for the rotation? Have you hosted the reference line for the first rotation onto the reference line for...
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