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    Inset Mini Blinds Conceptual Musings.

    While in the waiting room at the retina doctor (some routine stuff) with nothing better to do than wait for my left eye to dilate, I noticed the mini-blinds used in the office. They were actually the "fat" kind with 1.5" wide blades. But, they were inset in the window opening.

    Now, I have a reasonable enough wall surface blinds family, I post it here after I get the last couple kinks out of it.

    No, my musing is more along the lines of getting them inset.

    My reflex is that a person would probably have to insert the blinds family into such window families as were being used.

    This would seem to have some advanatages. Like being able to use the window's parameters for height and width, and could index off the back wall plane for neatness. Also, you could install more than one set of blinds for multiple units in a single frame (just as would be required in a real window). Number one adavantage I see right now, is not havign to place the blinds separately to each and every window.

    Downsides would be in having to prize open other people's window unit families (yes, I'm looking at you, Marvin). Also, that the blinds would be uniform in every occurrence of that window. And, naturally having to do this to all the window types in a given project. Also, there will be issues in thinner walls of the blinds trying to exist in the window geometry.

    So, what say you all? Is this a possibility or ravings of a nutter?

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    Super easy to do. And can be set to instance params so they dont all have to match. Only takes a few minutes if you have parametric blinds already made.

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    Ah, instance parameters, the tree in my forest.

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    Hook it up to a DYN and you can get random blind heights easily -- a couple extra steps and you can control them by room as well.

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